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MUSIC AT SAINT AGATHA CHURCH
(617) 698-2439 ext. 117
MusicDirector@StAgathaParish.org

 

Make a joyful noise to God, all the Earth;
Break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Psalm 98


As Roman Catholics, we have a musical heritage that is the world’s richest and most deeply spiritual. For 2000 years our music has evolved as an extremely diverse and multi-layered art that celebrates and encompasses many different traditions.

Music at Saint Agatha’s is inextricably woven into the liturgy. Ritual music expresses our greatest joys and laments, our thanksgivings and needs, and it gives voice to our journey as an intentional faith community striving to follow Jesus Christ.

Music is our sung prayer not only at weekend liturgies, but also penitential services, morning and evening prayer, school liturgies, wedding and funeral liturgies, and other unique events throughout the year. Acclamations, litanies, canticles, chants, ostinatos, psalms, choral works, hymns, and instrumental music reflect our diverse prayer in this beautiful parish home.


CHOIRS AT SAINT AGATHA

Through careful preparation and weekly rehearsals, the choristers of Saint Agatha’s support our commitment to offer our fullest and most enriching praise to God. We warmly welcome new members throughout the year.

The Traditional Choir. These extremely dedicated individuals rehearse on Thursday evenings in the Music Room from 7:00 – 8:30, and sing weekly at the 10:30 liturgy. The repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to modern works commissioned by Saint Agatha’s from leading composers of the day. The music of composers such as Bach, Britten, Faure, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Tallis, and Tavener are characteristic of the high quality of music offered each week by this choir.

The Contemporary Choir. These committed choristers rehearse on Wednesday evening in the Music Room from 7:00 – 8:30, and sing weekly at the 12:00 liturgy. This eclectic group is often joined by several gifted guitarists, double-bass, flute, and piano. The parish is richly blessed by the gentle beauty of their joyful music, and deep personal spirituality.

The Children’s Choir. The children’s practice and performance schedule is available upon request. These beautiful children bring light and joy wherever they go, and hearing their beautiful musical gifts grow each week is an immeasurable blessing! This gifted group strives to the highest musical levels. The children will not simply repeat sounds, but rather, are learning all the necessary skills to help develop their musical abilities. We thoroughly enjoy the gifts they offer us today, and wait in joyful anticipation to witness the gifts they bring to the parish as future young adults! We as parish and staff are committed to the total support and fostering of the individual child. Sacred music is a wonderful tool for self- expression, creativity, and developing young spirituality and confidence that will reap immeasurable future benefits.


“ The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sing the best.” Henry David Thoreau


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St. Agatha Parish
432 Adams Street / Milton, MA 02186
Telephone: 617-698-2439 / Fax: 617-698-1517

E-mail: rectory@stagathaparish.org

 
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