The music ministry here at Corpus Christi features many talents and avenues for expression. The Celebration Chorale, Gospel Choir and Angel Choir, are accented by the talents of accompanist and local jazz pianist, Andrew Fazackerley. Hispanic Choirs, both adult and children; a Contemporary Vocal/Instrumental Group, Spirit and Song, and a dynamic group of soloist cantors bring their music leadership to each of the masses.
The congregational singing at each Mass at Corpus Christi is led by a cantor who learns to proclaim the psalm and to bring forth the power of the WORD in music. A pleasing vocal tone, a minor ability to read music, and a strong enthusiasm for singing is desired as qualifying traits for cantors.
The Corpus Christi Children's Choir
The Corpus Christi Children's Choir (ages 5-18) sings at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of each month, as well as First Holy Communion, Christmas Eve Family Mass and other celebrations as requested. In community outreach efforts, they have performed as dancing elves, have sung in the Stone Mountain Thanksgiving Parade and the Christmas concert at Corpus Christi. Rehearsals, practices, parties and other extravaganzas are on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room and continue throughout the year (extravaganzas are usually in the summertime).
The Celebration Chorale
The Chorale, directed by Steve Stone and accompanied by Andrew Fazackerley, in its 40+ years of existence and features from 45-55 adults from all walks of life. The Chorale sings music in four to eight parts from Bolduc to Beethoven, Paris to Proulx in a variety of languages and styles and offers a unique blend of fellowship and harmony. All adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to join at any time. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in the Choir Room off of the Gym.
The Corpus Christi Gospel Choir
The Corpus Christi Gospel Choir came together over fifteen years ago to share gospel music in a celebration of faith, praise and love. We perform traditional, popular and original gospel music arrangements as well as music from Africa and the Caribbean cultures. We sing the third Sunday of the month at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., and we welcome anyone who loves to sing!
Spirit and Song (inactive)
Spirit and Song appears at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass. This is an ever-changing contemporary group made up of a younger group of people who enjoy singing and playing music from the Spirit and Song Hymn Book. The group varies with the talents of instrumentalists and vocalists who join. Guitarists, pianists, solo instrumentalists and singers are encouraged to join at any time during the year.