Director of Music Ministry:
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord”- Ephesians 5:19
Our weekend Eucharistic celebrations are the summit and source of who we are as Catholics. The Eucharist is the culmination of our past week, our sustenance and nourishment for the next. Through it, we are formed as to how to live each day of our lives. Wonderful musical prayer at these liturgies is an integral component, and thus we place high importance on developing a music ministry that is rich with quality, leadership, enthusiasm and participation. All are welcome!
Our Music Ministry has a strong community of singers whose devotion shines through in our sung liturgy. With the exception of the Children’s Choir, our ensembles meet weekly on Thursday evenings. Through their membership, choir members gain a terrific sense of community and involvement. Membership in our choirs is open to all interested singers after a simple voice check.
Second through fifth grade students who attend St. James Church are welcome to join our Children’s Choir.
We are a group of girls and boys in grades 2 through 5 who sing at Mass twice a month. We rehearse on Wednesdays during the school year from 4-5 pm. There are opportunities for solos as well as great choral music that we sing for Christmas and Easter. We also sing at local retirement homes a few times a year. Our goal is to praise God with our voices and have fun together.
For registration and further information, please contact choir director, Natalie Conseur. You can send her an email at Natalie Conseur email or call the parish office 224-345-7200, and leave a message .
The 8:30 Choir – Traditional Choir
The Gallery Choir is a traditional choir serving at the 8:30 am Sunday liturgy in the Church. Accompanied by organ, the choir sings a wide variety of music ranging from Baroque and Classical pieces, to more modern styles. The Gallery Choir ministers year-round. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 6:20 to 7:40 pm, and Sunday mornings at 8:00 am.
For more information, or to get involved in The Gallery Choir, please contact Tamaron Conseur, Director of Music Ministry.
The 10:00 Choir – Contemporary Choir
The 10:00 Choir is a contemporary-style ensemble serving at the 10:00 am Sunday liturgy in the Parish Center. Accompanied by piano and other instruments (drums, bass, guitar, etc.), the choir sings a variety of music including contemporary, spiritual and gospel music. The 10:00 am Choir ministers year-round. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:45 to 9:15 pm, and Sunday mornings from 9:15 am.
For more information, or to get involved in the 10:00 Choir, please contact Tamaron Conseur, Director of Music Ministry.
The 11:30 Choir Contemporary Choir
The 11:30 Choir is a mainly contemporary ensemble, serving at the 11:30 am Sunday liturgy in the Parish Center. Whether we are clapping our hands to a lively hymn or praying reflectively through song, the spirit of praise and thanksgiving shines through. Accompanied by piano, guitar, drums, and percussion, this group sings a variety of musical styles. The 11:30 Choir ministers year-round. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.
For more information or to get involved in the 11:30 Choir, please contact John Towner through the parish office, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.