St. Gregory is blessed with several magnificent musical instruments
Its M. P. Moller organ was recently restored by Fabry Pipe Organs, Inc. The Church also has a beautiful 6' 4" Boston Grand Piano on the main floor of the Church. This piano was bought in part with donations from parishioners. The choir loft has a Boston upright piano, also bought with generous gifts from parishioners.
Opportunities to participate in the music program include the Parish Choir, the Young Singers Choir, the St. Joseph Choir, and as an instrumentalist or cantor. All are welcome to join the vibrant music ministries offered at St. Gregory the Great. You are also a participant in the music program if you attend a liturgy at St. Gregory's and sing from the pew with all God gave you. Even if you don't like the voice God gave you, Cheri Dahlen encourages you to give it back to God at every Mass you attend!
The Parish Choir
The Parish Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. They sing for the 10:30 AM Sunday mass from September through Corpus Christi. Other Parish Choir responsibilities include singing for the Thanksgiving Day Mass, the Festival of Lights, Lessons, and Carols (near Christmas), and Midnight Mass. The music is chosen from a wide variety of styles.
St. Gregory Young Singers
Ms. Jennifer Sherrill directs St. Gregory Young Singers. She rehearses the choir on Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM in the church. The choir sings approximately four times per year at various masses. Jen can be reached at 630-935-5366 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their web site at www.saintgregorysingers.blogspot.com
The St. Joseph Choir
The St. Joseph Choir sings for funerals. They offer comfort with their many voices to those who have lost a loved one. Members are generally retired and happy to help those in need as ambassadors of the parish.
Currently our cantors alternate between the three weekend Masses. Cantors lead the assembly in song and encourage all to sing. Anyone interested should please see the choir website for more details.
Instrumentalists are welcome
If you have ever played for Mass before and enjoy doing so, please contact Cheri Dahlen at the Parish Center - 773-561-3546. Also, if you play an instrument and are interested in playing for Mass in some capacity, contact Cheri to discuss opportunities.
For more information about the Parish Choir, go to http://stgregorychoir.weebly.com/. If you are interested in joining any of the oppoortunities available in our music program, contact Cheri at the Parish Center, 773-561-3546.