Music Ministry

The St. Pius X Choirs:

Children's/Youth Choir: The Children's/Youth Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm and sings approximately every six weeks at 10:30 am Mass on Sundays.

Contemporary Adult Choir: The Contemporary Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 6:30-7:45 pm and sings approximately twice/month at 10:30 am Mass on Sundays.

Joyful Noise: Joyful Noise is a guitar-led group that rehearses and sings once per month at 6:00 pm Mass on Sundays.

Praise Ensemble: Praise Ensemble is a piano/guitar-led group that rehearses and sings once per month at 4:00 pm Mass on Saturdays. 

Resurrection Funeral Choir: The Resurrection Funeral Choir sings as needed for parish funerals and rehearses 30 minutes prior to the start of the funeral Mass. 

Traditional Adult Choir: The Traditional Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:15 pm and sings approximately twice/month at 8:30 am Mass on Sundays.

 

Cantors:

Cantors are important leaders of the singing assembly.  They direct the congregation’s participation in the Gathering, Preparation, Communion, and  Recessional songs and lead the singing of the Mass parts, especially at Masses when no choir is present.  The cantor also proclaims the Responsorial Psalm from the ambo and leads the Gospel acclamation.  Cantors should be strong and confident singers with excellent projection, pitch, and diction. Training is provided for those who are interested. 

 

Accompanists & Instrumentalists:

Supporting the singing congregation through piano/organ accompaniment is as equally important as vocal leadership and provides the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic foundation for nearly all of the music during the liturgy.  Occasionally, the accompanist must play quietly or improvise under the liturgical action, or have the discernment to allow for silent prayer or unaccompanied singing by the congregation. Pianists/Organists are needed for the various choirs and for all weekend and Holy Day Masses.  ​​

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of one of the St. Pius X Choirs or becoming an accompanist or cantor, please contact: John Popke, Director of Music at music@stpiusxappleton.com or 920-733-0575 ext. 309.