Music Ministries

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Dear Parishioners:

With the suspension of public masses during this COVID-19 crisis and most of us staying at home, I and probably you, tend to feel isolated and disconnected. Not being with all of you at Sunday Mass is a great loss.

As another effort to stay connected and assist you at home with your prayer and worship, I have listed links to some of our hymns and sacred songs that are sung during Holy Week. Although, this year is different and so much is uncertain, our prayers do unite us. There are many resources on the computer and television, as you are probably aware. Take advantage of the wealth of information that is available. Send me your ideas or thoughts on this. Staying informed is a way to stay connected and is healthy for all of us.

Be well. Stay at home. May you be filled with courage and hope. Be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones.

God’s Peace,

Janet Andrychuk- Tedesco

Director of Music Ministry

Palm Sunday - Passion Sunday

April 5, 2020

All Glory Laud and Honor https://youtu.be/h3a8fTTrAdE

Psalm 22: My God, My God https://youtu.be/KOQmVmJqNKw

Only This I Want https://youtu.be/eXIIfz6py0s

Jesus Remember Me https://youtu.be/uzTo-8pusSQ

What Wondrous Love https://youtu.be/DsVnvN3EVxY

                           Peace of Christ Parish Choirs

The role of the parish choir is always ministerial.  The purpose of the parish choir is to serve God's people by supporting the singing of the rest of the liturgical assembly.  The parish choir often is trained to perform specialized repertoire. 

Previous choir experience or the ability to read music is not necessary to join any of the choirs at Peace of Christ.   However, a joyful  and prayerful spirit,a willingness to learn music and to work well with others is essential.   Attendance at rehearsals is required of all members. 

               Contact Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach for more information.

 

 
 
Sunday Morning Choirs
The Peace of Christ Parish Choirs sing on Sundays from September to June. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday Evenings at St. Ambrose and St. John the Evangelist.    Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco directs the choirs  at St. James (8:00 AM) and St. Ambrose (9:45 AM);  Terry Keach directs the choirs at St. John the Evangelist (9:00 & 11:00 AM).
 
Combined Choir
The Peace of Christ Combined Choir sings throughout the Church Year for special liturgies.   *You do not have to be a member of the weekly Sunday choir to participate in the Combined Choir.  Please contact Janet or Terry if you are interested in joining.  New Members welcome in Fall of each year.
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Handbell Choir
The  Peace of Christ Handbell Choir was formed in the Fall of 2013.  Rehearsals for Bell Choir are on Tuesday Evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM at St. Ambrose Church.  New Members are accepted each fall into the Handbell Choir after consultation with Directors. Some experience is necessary.  Janet and Terry Co-Direct this choir.
 
For more information...
Please contact Janet Andrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach at the parish office if you are interested in any of our parish choirs or have any questions.  We can be reached at 585-288-5000 ext. 110 (Janet) or ext.122 (Terry).  
 
Weddings

If you are planning to have your wedding at Peace of Christ Parish, first contact our Parish office to set up a preliminary appointment. See the Parish Wedding Guidelines for specific information.   All music selections must be approved by either Janet Anddrychuk-Tedesco or Terry Keach and music  must be in accordance with the Diocesan Wedding Guidelines.  Music Consultation, Organist and Cantor are included in the Parish Wedding fee

More information about Sunday Choirs and rehearsals

St. Ambrose (Janet)

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30PM in St. Ambrose Church.  St. Ambrose and St. James choirs rehearse together.  St. Ambrose choir sings at 9:45 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Ambrose.   Occasionally, both choirs sing together.  NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME ANYTIME! 

St. James (Janet)

Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30PM in St. Ambrose Church.  St. Ambrose and St. James choirs rehearse together. St. James choir sings at 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. James.  NEW MEMBERS ARE NEEDED AND WELCOME ANYTIME!  Contact Janet!

 

St. John the Evangelist (Terry)

Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 PM  in St. John the Evangelist Church.  The 9:00 and 11:00 Choir rehearse together.   For more info, contact Terry!

 

Nursing Home Choir - FIRST TUESDAYS of EVERY MONTH: MEMBERS are always needed!!

This choir sings for the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the first Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Manor Health Center on Blossom Road.   This  monthly Mass is for the elderly who are confined to a nursing home.  The choir is open to all; please arrive by 10:20 a.m. at the Health Center. Tuesday Mass begins at 10:30 AM and is finished no later than 11:15AM.  

Contact Janet if you are interested!