For more information about any of the below opportunities, please contact our Director of Music, Jonathan Hasey at email@example.com or 734-821-2124.
Adult Choirs and Ensembles
The St. Francis Chorale
The St. Francis Chorale is open to all people ages 14 and up. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This choir sings at the Sunday 10:30 am Mass, September through June. Director: Laura Bogan, firstname.lastname@example.org
The handbell choirs are open to all people Middle School through adult. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings and play at various weekend liturgies and holy days from September through May. Director: Ginny Birchler, email@example.com
Open to anyone who is available to sing at Parish funerals as they occur throughout the year.
The Assisi Ensemble
Do you enjoy singing at mass and/or do you play an instrument? We welcome you to join us in music and prayer at the Saturday 5:00 PM Liturgies, September through May. We rehearse before mass, beginning at 4:00 PM, using contemporary and traditional musical selections and we encourage you to come and experience for yourself our spiritual sense of belonging through participation at your comfort level. Director: Susan Zill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 5 Ensemble
The Sunday 5 Ensemble is a combined ensemble of singers and instrumentalists open to age High School and beyond! They rehearse Sundays at 4:00 pm and minister at the Sunday 5:00 pm Mass from September through May. Director: Jane Panikkar, email@example.com
Open to youth and adult instrumentalists and singers, this ensemble of leads the congregation during the Taizé prayer services during Advent and Lent. The music consists of psalms and repetitive chants.
Open to youth and adult instrumentalists, this ensemble rehearses and plays for particular events, such as the Advent Carol Service and Easter Sunday.
Youth Choirs and Ensembles
High School Ensemble
HSE is a combined vocal and instrumental ensemble for grades 9-12 which serves at the 12:30pm Mass on Sundays, with breakfast and rehearsals beginning at 10:30am. See our beginning of year letter and FAQs link for further details. Directors: Ginny Birchler and Ted Emch. For more information, contact Ginny Birchler at firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Francis String Program
Our Strings Program is open to children grades first through eighth grade. Elementary (1st-5th grade) classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 -4:15 pm, and 6th-8th grade meets on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. The members play as an ensemble at various school and Sunday 8:30 am Masses throughout the year. There is an incredible benefit to group process instrumental classes and we hope you have the opportunity to be a part of this program. For more information, please contact String Program Director Stephanie Urban, at email@example.com or 734-945-2985.
Elementary School Choir
Our Elementary Choir is provided for St. Francis school students interested in choral music. This group is composed of third through fifth grade students and meets once or twice a week during recess. The choir studies singing in parts and good vocal techniques. It performs in the Christmas Concert, school Masses, and and other community events.
Middle School Choir
Our Middle School Choir is open to all sixth through eighth grade St. Francis school students. The choir sings at school masses, several Sunday masses throughout the year, the school Christmas Program, the Christmas Eve 6:00 pm mass, Choir Festival, and the Graduation Mass.
Our adult and youth cantors serve the parish by preparing to lead the assembly in many of the sung parts of the Mass, whether by singing the Psalm and other solo parts or by supporting the congregation as they sing. This role does require a basic audition.
If you play an instrument but just can’t commit to being a regular part of an ensemble, there may still be opportunities for you, as we have need for solo instrumentalists at Masses throughout the year!
Music Events Committee
We are in need to volunteers to assist with planning and hosting various concerts and other performances throughout the year, especially our annual August Organ Recital Series.
Concerts and Performances
We host a variety of concerts and other performances at St. Francis. Visit this page to see upcoming events!