St. Bernadette's Music Ministries
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth."
Enjoy our choir's special rendition of "Shepherd of My Heart"
Meet Our Maestro!
Geoff Rohrbach is our parish Director of Music Ministry. Geoff serves as an accompanist throughout the year, sharing his gift of song with parishioners for various liturgical celebrations.
If you, or someone you might know, is interested in learning more about or joining one of our music ministries, we encourage you to contact Geoff.
Everyone Can Share Their Gift of Song!
“Under the current restrictions due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we continue to operate at a reduced capacity.
Small groups of 4 to 6 members including vocalist and instrumentalist of all ages are providing music for masses and special occasions. We rehearse in small groups in person and virtually on Thursday evening. Anyone interested in participating in Music Ministry at this time should contact our Director directly. All are Welcome!
When conditions allow we will return to our full operation capacity to include the following:
The Adult Choir sings every Sunday from September through June, rotating through all four Masses. They participate in the annual Christmas Concert and provide music for Christmas Eve and Triduum Services. They provide outreach to the community with an annual Holiday Concert and a sing-a-long at Glen Forest Senior Apartments Community.
The Adult Choir and Music Ensemble rehearse on Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the worship space.
Joy, the small vocal ensemble for adults, provides music for Mass and special services throughout the year. Joy participates in the annual Christmas Concert, Triduum, and Christmas Eve Mass.
Joy rehearses on Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the worship space.
Spirit, our teen and pre-teen group, sings for mass two weekends each month from September through Pentecost. They participate in the annual Christmas Concert and provide music for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday Mass. They also provide music for special services throughout the year.
Spirit rehearses on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Children's Choir (ages 4-12) presents us with their gift of song on various Masses throughout the liturgical year. The Children's Choir is typically scheduled to sing at least one Mass a month.
They rehearse on Thursday evening from 6 to 6:40 in the worship space for several weeks prior to performances.
If your young child is interested in joining our children's choir, please contact the choir's director, Ms. Christine Nelson.
Cantors and Instrumentalists
These musical ministries provide music for services throughout the year. Many talented individuals come together to make St. Bernadette Music Ministry the powerful force that it is. There is always room for more and we encourage anyone who would like to join us not to hesitate. After all, as Saint Augustine said, "One who sings, prays twice."
Please know that all of our liturgical ministers, including musicians and choir members are required to be compliant with our Youth and Child Protection policies. For more information on youth and child protection, please click here.