Music Ministry is an important part of our parish liturgical celebrations. The Blessed Trinity Music Ministry is comprised of talented people that, through the medium of music, work together to encourage participation and enhance the worship at our liturgical celebrations. The ministry is comprised of diverse groups, offering all a choice of opportunities to participate in singing, playing instruments and bells. These groups include our Adult Choir, our PSALT group, our youth choir(s), our bell choir and our cantors/leaders of songs.
If interested in participating to any of those groups, please contact George Bellefontaine, Director of Music and Liturgy at Blessed Trinity.
The adult choir Is comprised of adults age fifteen and up. Its repertoire is varied and wide, from Gregorian chant and music from the Renaissance to contemporary Christian music. The choir mostly sings in four part harmony in a SATB formation. No formal music training is required. However, willingness to learn, and have fun are required! The adult choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The choir is usually split in two groups that sing for both the 8:45am and 11:00am masses. It also sings as one full choir for all our major celebrations throughout the year.
PSALT is a contemporary ensemble that worships at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturdays. It is comprised of musicians and singers from all ages. It is a fun and highly dedicated group. Its focus is more in a “folk group” approach to liturgical music. However, as with the adult choir, its repertoire is wide an varied. The group is equally comfortable singing plainchant and singing contemporary Christian music. It is also a multi-part harmony group, meaning that everything is sung in parts. PSALT rehearses on Saturdays at 5pm prior to the 6pm Saturday mass.
The Youth Choir welcomes children and students from Grade 1 to 8. Although in the past, the group used to be split into two groups, (Grades 1-2: Primary Praise -and Grades 3-8: Junior Choir), it is presently a single group, rehearsing on Thursdays from 3:10 to 4:00pm. There are plans to create a Schola, a small madrigal singing group more dedicated to students Grades 6-8 and older
The LifeTeen Choir is part of the LifeTeen program and sings on the last Sunday of every month at the 5pm LifeTeen Mass. Small groups of students also participate as singers and instrumentalists in the 5pm LifeTeen mass all Sundays.
Glorify God with your hands! The Bell Choir is open to middle-school-age children and older as well as adults and rehearses Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm. The group ministers at major feasts and periodically during the liturgical season. You do not have to know how to read music to participate!
Cantoring is a special ministry within the Music Ministry. Cantors have the responsibility of leading the responsorial psalm and as such are proclaiming the Word from the ambo. As leaders of songs they also lead the assembly in congregational singing, alleluia verse, antiphons and all other congregational singing (mass responses, hymns and songs) Previous singing experience is required and music reading is encouraged. Please contact The Director of Music and Liturgy if interested in cantoring.
Video Operator Team
Our liturgy would not be the same without our team of dedicated individuals that operate the projected slides at every Mass. The video operators must be computer literate and training is offered to anyone interested. The video operators participate in all the masses, regular weekend celebrations as well as major Feasts and Holy Days. There is no age requirement as some of our video operators are as young as 14.
If you would like to become a part of the Music Ministry or if you have any questions, please call George Bellefontaine, Director of Music and Liturgy (629-8092 x3202) or email email@example.com