Interested in joining us?

The whole assembly is actively involved in the music of the Liturgy. Some members of the community, however, are recognized for the special gifts they exhibit in leading the musical praise and thanksgiving of Christian assemblies. These are the liturgical musicians … and their ministry is especially cherished by the Church.

                Sing to the Lord, #48

Here’s some of the opportunities we offer:

  • The Assembly – Come to Mass and sing!
    • The primary musician for the liturgy is the assembly. All other musicians are present at liturgy to support the assembly’s song. All musicians are also members of the assembly.
      • We speak of the primacy of the assembly because they are seen as the primary presence of Christ; they are the Body of Christ enfleshed in the world today. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” (Mt. 18:20) “. . . Christ is really present in the very liturgical assembly gathered in his name, in the person of the minister, in his word, and indeed substantially and continuously under the Eucharistic species” (GIRM 27). It is because liturgical musicians are first of all members of this Body of Christ gathered to worship that they can minister to the liturgical assembly.

  • Saint Mary Choir
    • We sing at the 10:30am Sunday Mass in Coventry. We rehearse at Wednesdays at 7pm in the choir loft at Saint Mary Church, and we get the summer off.
  • Saint Thomas Student Choir
    • We sing Sundays while UConn is in Fall or Spring session at the 7pm Student Mass at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel in Storrs, and we rehearse Sunday at 5:30pm. We get the summer off, too!
  • Saint Mary Songleaders
    • We lead the Saint Mary assembly in song at the 4pm Saturday and 10:30am Sunday Masses year-round.
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas Cantors
    • We lead the Saint Thomas Aquinas assembly in song and sing the Psalms and Canticles at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8:30am Sunday Masses year-round, and at the 7pm Sunday Student Mass when UConn is in session.

Can you carry a tune? That’s all that’s required! A good voice and attendance at rehearsals and Mass are the only requirements. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required.

Instrumentalists are also welcome.

For more information, contact Ernie at MusicDirectorSTAUConn@gmail.com