Music Ministry

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all you lands!" -Ps 100

Parish Sacred Music Program

Director of Sacred Music:  Mr. Jonathan Mercado

Organist and Polish Choir Director:  Lyuba Shchybchyk

 

FESTIVAL CHOIR (adults)

The Festival Choir serves our English-speaking community and sings for Sunday Mass at 10:30am with warm up at 10am, 3 Sundays a month.  The ability to read music is helpful but not required. Choir members must possess a sense of pitch, a love of singing, an appreciation for music of various styles and genres, and a commitment to our weekly rehearsals for a full choral season.

Contact:  Director of Sacred Music, Jonathan Mercado   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   718.323.8808

Training Needed: Will be provided

Time Commitment: choir rehearsal each Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled for Christmas, Easter, and other special choral liturgies thought the season. 

Duration of Commitment: One year (choir season September- early June)

 

CHILDREN CHORISTERS (children's choir)

Children Choristers is a single singing ensemble for students enrolled at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy, or the Parish Religious Education Program in the 1st through 8th grades. There are exciting opportunities for music education and performance including participation in the parish’s celebration of the 10:30am Sunday Eucharist on an average of once a month.  The Children Choristers will also be enrolled in the American Federation of Pueri Cantores, a reputable program for children's choirs, offering the opportunity for involvement on a national level with both regional and national choral festivals throughout the year. 

Contact:  Director of Sacred Music, Jonathan Mercado   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   718.323.8808

Training Needed: Will be provided

Time Commitment: 60-minute choir rehearsal each Thursday afternoon from 3:15pm-4:15pm. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled as needed.

Duration of Commitment: One year

 

CANTOR PROGRAM

Ministry Goal: To act as leader of sung prayer at all liturgical functions.


Age: High school age or older.
(exceptions made based on musical ability and development)

Training Needed: Must possess a pleasant voice and sense of pitch; some previous experience and musical background preferred, but not necessary. 


Time Commitment: Minimum of one Eucharistic Celebration per month;  private rehearsal with the music director for proper preparation and training. 


Duration of Commitment: One year at a time with reliability being a must.

 

POLISH CHOIR

At St. Stanislaus, the Polish Choir, under the direction of Lyuba Shchybchyk sings weekly at the Sunday 11:00 AM Mass.  Anyone interested in joining, should see Lyuba after Mass.