Music Ministries

Our Choirs and Instrumentalists

 Notes from the Director, Jitka Cinibulk

 

 

Cantors: 9 active adult liturgical singers leading all our English weekend, funeral and wedding liturgies.

Contemporary Choir on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm in Music Room

Cantabile Choir on Wednesdays at 6 pm in Music Room

Handbells of St. Joseph  on Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Church

Resurrection Choir Monthly on these Thursdays: 10/5, 11/16, 12/7 at 10:30 am in Music Room

 

Join any of our Choirs at our usual practice times in the Music Room off of the Parish Center Courtyard!

New members are always welcome and invited to join us. Call the Church Office or stop by after Mass. We would love to talk to you about joining our Choir! 

 Special Night Out October 13 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. An evening of Song and Movie Music to honor the Blessed Mother in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. 


Basilica 2017-2018 Concert Series

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando

featuring the Basilica Choir directed by William Picher

Ave Maria: A Celebration of Our Lady

Sunday, October 22nd, 3:00 pm

Christmas with the Basilica Choir Friday, December 1st

Gift Shop Open House at 5:30 pm, Concert at 7:30 pm

An annual tradition of Advent and Christmas music with the popular audience sing-a-long of your favorite holiday tunes! Come early at 5:30 pm for the Gift Shop Open House!

 

From Sea to Shining Sea: A Patriotic Celebration 

Sunday, February 17th at 3:00 pm

An afternoon of stirring music for the Basilica Choir, Brass, and Percussion.

 

Come to Us Creative Spirit: A Celebration of Pentecost

Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 pm

Music of the Pentecost and Easter Season featuring the works of Rutter, Mozart, Handel and more!

 

 

 Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando FL 32821

407-239-6600

Tickets: http://maryqueenoftheuniverse.org/concerts/


  

Handbells 

Musically talented volunteers of different ages with good coordination, a sense of rhythm and commitment are always are welcome to join. Handbells play twice a month at our various Masses and for special occasions. Practice Thursday Nights from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Open to all 5th Grade and up. 

 Cantors: 

Serve as psalmists and liturgical song leaders during the celebration of Mass.  Practice is individual with the Music Minister. 

Field Notes from our Ministers


" I was already a choir member but felt Jesus asking for more even though I was scared to leave the security of the choir.  Now, every year I give to the cantor ministry ingrains the beautiful prayers that are the Psalms deeper in my heart.  They return unexpectedly all day and night to bless me endlessly with their comfort.  I feel like the Psalmist in chapter 16 verse 7; "I bless the LORD who counsels me; even at night my heart exhorts me."

Cantabile Choir:

Featured at the 10:00 am Mass, this choir sings traditional sacred music for SATB arrangement.  Other occasions include special Holiday concerts, Caroling and Music Festivals.  Practice is Wednesday at 6 - 8 p.m. in the Music Room.

Field Notes from our Ministers

"Singing expresses myself to God; I can be joyful or sad and convey it deeper than just in words.  Hearing our voices blend in harmony thrills me!  How dependent we are on each other!  I am not alone!  I am united in my happiness or sorrow,  united in my faith and the need that is the human experience.  How eloquently it is expressed through song."


 

 The Contemporary EnsembleThe Contemporary Choir:

 Singers and instrumentalists of all ages and voice ranges sing contemporary liturgical music in a relaxed group setting at the 11:45 a.m. Mass.  Less formal than the 10:00 Choir but equally committed to quality, this diverse group practices on Tuesday at 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Music Room of the Parish Center.


      Field Notes from our Ministers
     " We were new to the parish and thought joining the choir would be a good way to meet people and "get involved."  What happened was that Christ "got involved" with us.  We have a deeper appreciation of the Liturgy and the other people that serve Him around us and how He uses what we give to make us better people.   We are still "getting involved" in the deeper meanings of the Mass, of Friendship and of Ministry."  

Resurrection Choir 

    Talented, dedicated singers composed from St. Joseph's choirs and cantors enhance the funeral liturgy with appropriate hymns, psalms, and songs. Rehearsals are once a month, mostly on the first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Music Room and forty minutes prior to a funeral.  This special choir is a ministry in itself. 

      Field Notes from our Ministers
        "Singing during the 'happy times' of Easter and Christmas is not the ultimate expression of joy. The Resurrection Choir expresses joy in the real hope of Resurrection at every gathering.  That is where the real joy is.  That is where real faith is."

Spirit Mass

     "Tongues of Fire,"
the Spirit Mass Choir enhances liturgical worship through the most current spirit-filled music found.  Open to young adults ages 11 and up. Practice is held 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. prior to Mass every Sunday in the Chapel.   

 

Music Ministry Contact Information


For information regarding the Cantor ministry, Contemporary Ensemble, Cantabile Choir, Resurrection Choir, and Handbells of St. Joseph, contact the Music Director,

Jitka Cinibulk
863-294-3144 ext 247 or jcinibulk@stjosephwh.org

For Spirit Mass information

contact Joy Currier, Coordinator

jcteach1@aol.com