Music Ministry

The mission of St. Robert’s thriving music ministry program is to enrich the worship experience with music that enlightens, excites, and endures. Many find serving in a music ministry to be a rewarding and holy experience. It is an opportunity to meet fellow parishioners while praying music that sanctifies and edifies the congregation. The following ensembles join together to help lead the members of St. Robert’s pray through song:

Vocis Divinus

The title of this group means “Divine Voices” and consists of a small group of cantors that sings at the 5:30 PM Mass on Saturdays, year-a-round. They rehearse one hour prior to Mass at 4:30 and sing a varied repertoire from hymns to contemporary catholic songs. You must have some singing experience and be at least 15 years of age if you are interested in joining this ensemble. Please contact the parish music director, Michelle Jones, for more information.

Choir

This group consists of men and women of every age and background and leads the people in congregational singing at the 9:00 AM Mass from late August to early June. Rehearsals are held in the church on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The group sings a varied repertoire of medium difficulty and strives to perform music of liturgical integrity and aesthetic value. Everyone is welcome to join this ensemble regardless of ability, but must be at least 15 years old. Please contact the parish music director, Michelle Jones, for more information.

Contemporary Ensemble

This group consists of vocalists and instrumentalists and leads the music at the 12:00 PM (11:00 AM in the summer) Mass, year-a-round. Rehearsals are held forty-five minutes prior to Mass and one hour after Mass. During the summer, the group leads singing at the outdoor mass in the pavilion. The group helps foster congregational singing through upbeat and contemporary Catholic music. Some experience with singing is necessary and you must be at least 15 years of age if you are interested in joining this ensemble. If you are an instrumentalist and/or vocalist and are interested in joining, please contact the parish music director, Michelle Jones.

The church is home to an Allen MDS-26 Organ, a Young-Chang baby grand piano, and a Roland RD-700sx digital keyboard. If you are interested in joining one of our liturgical ensembles or if you have any questions regarding the music ministry at St. Robert’s, please contact Michelle Jones at 330-637-4886.