Love to sing? We would love to have you share your beautiful voice with us here at Saint Barnabas. Our cantor ministry requires an audition / meeting with Miss LaRosa. Requirements include ability to match pitch, keeping a steady beat, sight-reading, singing with other harmony parts, and more. Miss LaRosa determines the cantor schedule each month, and cantoring opportunities are available at 5 pm Saturday evenings, 9 am Sunday masses, a few 11 am Sunday masses (especially in summer time), and 5 pm Sunday evenings. We rehearse an hour before the designated mass time with the instrumentalists. Cantors must be strong musical leaders, willing to invite the congregation in song with a welcoming presence and prominent musical abilities. Cantors play a key role in helping us worship as a congregation. Becoming a cantor will increase your vocal abilities as well as help you grow deeper in your faith.
Do you play an instrument and want to serve our community with your musical gifts? Come provide musical support to our cantors and congregation during mass! This can be with guitar, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Instrumentalists rehearse with our cantors an hour before the mass, but this is an auditioned ministry. Instrumentalists must be able to sight-read, keep a steady beat, and play with a humble spirit to glorify our Heavenly Father. Contact Francesca LaRosa at email@example.com for more information.