We are a multicultural group with active members from many countries, i.e. Nigeria, Myanmar, England, Wales, Ireland, Chad, Ghana, Cameroon, Brazil, Indonesia, Saint Lucia, USA and Germany.
Our STM Choir currently uses instruments like piano, guitar, e-piano, flute, keyboard, mandoline and percussion. We have about ten dedicated singers in the soprano and alto range. We could definitely use some additional singers for tenor and bass.
The Choir is a significant contributor to parish life, leading the congregation in singing the hymns and responses during regular Sunday Mass and providing the backbone of the musical support for special Masses.
All the members of our group are dedicated amateurs who sing and play their instruments to praise the Lord, and have fun while doing so.
Some songs are sung in unison while others are two-, three- or four-part arrangements.
We mainly take songs from our Parish Songbook Gather Comprehensive – Second Edition of GIA publications, Illinois, but also from the 2004 version of the Glory and Praise Songbook and Today’s Missal (OCP).
Our musical coordinator, Markus Löscher, is a rhythm guitarist and part-time performer of old-time jazz. He has been playing Church Folk Music since he was sixteen.
If you wish to find out more about our group, you can either come to a practice, contact the STM Office or you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our practices are rarely cancelled, but it can happen. So please avoid the risk of coming and us not being there by contacting the parish office to confirm the practice is on – or just check on this website under Schedules. Choir rehearsals are usually on Fridays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Church (Heilig Kreuz) – or sometimes in the rectory.
The STM Choir always needs new people who like our church music – traditional and modern. Whether you are a singer or play an instrument such as oboe, flute, saxophone, piano, electric or bass guitar, we will be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to make a contribution.
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