Music Minsitries

Adult Choir

The  Adult Choir at St. Gerard Majella is an active and thriving group of singers.  There are over 30 members in the choir, covering the four main voice parts of Soprano, alto, Tenor and Bass.  No auditions are necessary, just a willingness to be a part of the sung prayer of the liturgy. 

The Adult Choir meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM. The weekly singing schedule at liturgy rotates between the scheduled masses.  Singing at all of the liturgical feasts and holiday is also a part of their schedule. 

If you are interested in joining the Adult choir, contact: Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Cantor

If you have a vocal talent that you would like to share, but are unable to commit to the weekly rehearsals, then being a cantor may be for you.  Cantors are scheduled monthly and bi-monthly according to their schedules.  Rehearsals with the music director are on an “as needed” basis.  Cantors are asked to attend one of the Archdiocesan Music Office Cantor Workshops held throughout the diocese. 

If you are interested in becoming a Cantor, contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Children’s Choir

The children’s choir is open for children in grades 3-8.  The scheduled weekly rehearsals provide an opportunity for children to receive proper vocal development and to sing at a monthly liturgy. 

If interested in becoming a member of the Children’s Choir contact: Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Ensemble Choir

The Ensemble is a small, specialized group of musicians.  A few select singers and instrumentalists gather on Monday evenings for rehearsals.  Most often they play at the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday and for major liturgical feasts and holydays. 

If you have an instrument or vocal talent that you would like to share in liturgical prayer, contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is a very committed group of musicians.  While reading music is an asset, it is not a necessity.  We will teach you everything that you need to know! 

If you are interested contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Spirit Choir

The Spirit Choir is composed of Teens and Young Adults who weekly sing at the 11:30 Sunday liturgy.  Instruments and vocal talents are welcome to enhance the spirited prayer of this lively group. 

If you are interested in becoming a member contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.

Resurrection Choir

The Resurrection Choir at St. Gerard’s is a group of men and women who have flexibility in their schedules, usually during the morning hours.  They sing at many of the funerals here on an “as needed” basis.  The members gather about ½ hour before the funeral liturgy to go over any music.  Their main purpose is to enhance the singing of the assembly. 

If you are interested in being called to sing in the Resurrection Choir, contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985.