The MQP Schola is a small group of men’s and women’s voices and sings for Masses on Sundays at 8AM as well as many special holidays and liturgies throughout the year. The choir sings a diversity of repertoire, including traditional and contemporary worship music, classical music by composers such as Bach, Handel, Bruckner, as well as living composers, spirituals, and even occasionally music from the chant tradition.
The choir is open to anyone high school aged or older, and rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7PM in the choir loft from September to May. Prior experience and music reading ability is a help, but not required- we will teach you what you will need to know. All you need to bring is a love of music and a willing attitude to learn. Contact the music director for more information, or drop by a rehearsal and hear for yourself!
The MQP Choir is a group of vocalists and instrumentalists that emphasizes contemporary worship and leads the music for Masses on Sundays at 10:30AM, as well as other holidays throughout the year. In addition to playing for Masses, this larger choral group also sings occasional community outreach events in the area. The group rehearses on Thursday nights in the church, and singers and instrumentalists are welcome.
Cantors serve a very important leadership role in the Church by leading the assembly in prayer and song. Cantors do not necessarily need to have formal musical training, but they must be willing to work with the music director and on their own time to prepare for a specific liturgy. Cantors are also regular members of the Chorale. The additional training to be an effective cantor is provided both through MQP and through programs in the Archdiocese, as well as the National Pastoral Musicians certification programs.
Adult Handbell Choir
The Adult Handbell choir is a unique ensemble that rings our beautiful 3-octave set of precision handbells. This ensemble enhances our liturgies at Christmas and Easter, as well as a few other occasions through the year. This group is open to people in high school and beyond, and one must be willing to learn to read music if they do not already possess that skill.