One of St. Patrick's Choirs
Here's a list of choir members.
Next Choir Practices – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Saturday, May 4, 5:00 p.m. 6th Sunday of Easter
Gathering - Let Heaven Rejoice (Bob Dufford) CBW 557, #392 New G&P
Psalm – Ps 118: This is the day (Michael Joncas) #261 G&P
Gloria – Mass of Christ the Savior
Gospel Acclamation – Mass of Christ the Savior
Preparation of the Gifts – Before the Sun Burnt Bright (Schutte) #577 New G&P
Holy – Mass of Christ the Savior
Memorial Acclamation – Save Us, Savior – Mass of Christ the Savior
Great Amen – Mass of Christ the Savior
Our Father – (Leona Gibney) - sheet
Lamb of God - Lamb Of God – Mass of Christ the Savior
Communion – Bread of Life (Bobby Fisher) #522 New G&P
Communion – This Alone (Tim Manion) #621 New G&P
Recessional – They’ll Know We Are Christians (Peter Scholtes) #568 New G&P
Saturday, June 1, 5:00 p.m. Body and Blood of Christ
Top Ten Reasons to Be a Soprano
10) The rest of the choir exists just to make you look good.
9) You can entertain your friends by breaking their wine glasses.
8) Can you name an opera where the Alto got the man?
7) When Sopranos want to sing in the shower, they know the
6) It's not like you're ever going to sing the Alto part by
5) Great costumes - like the hat with the horns on it...
4) How many famous Altos can you name?
3) When the fat lady sings, she's usually singing Soprano.
2) When you get tired of singing the melody, you can sing
1) You can sing along with Michael Jackson.
Top Ten Reasons to Be an Alto
10) You get really good at singing E flat.
9) You get to sing the same note for twelve consecutive measures.
8) You don't really need to warm up to sing twelve consecutive
bars of E flat.
7) If the choir really sucks, it's unlikely the Altos will
6) You have lots of time to chat during Soprano solos.
5) You get to pretend that you are better than the Sopranos
because everybody knows that women only sing Soprano so they won't have
to learn to read music.
4) You can sometimes find part time work singing Tenor.
3) Altos get all the great intervals.
2) When the Sopranos are holding some outrageously high note
at the end of the anthem, the Altos always get the last words.
1) When the Altos miss a note, nobody gets hurt.
Top Ten Reasons to Be a Tenor
10) Tenors get high - without drugs.
9) Name a musical when the Bass got the girl.
8) You can show the Sopranos how it SHOULD be sung.
7) Did you ever hear of anyone paying $1000 for a ticket to
see the Three Basses?
6) Who needs brains when you've got resonance?
5) Tenors never have to waste time looking through the self
improvement section of the bookstore.
4) You get to sing along with John Denver singing "High
3) When you get really good at falsetto, you can make tons
of money doing voice-overs for cartoon characters.
2) Gregorian Chant was practically invented for Tenors; nobody
ever invented a genre for Basses.
1) You can entertain your friends by imitating Julia Child.
Top Ten Reasons to Be a Bass
10) You don't have to tighten your shorts to reach your note.
9) You don't have to worry about a woman stealing your job.
8) Or a preadolescent boy.
7) Action heroes are always Basses. That is - if they
ever sang, they would sing Bass.
6) You get great memorable lyrics like "bop, bop, bop,
5) If the singing job doesn't work out, there's always broadcasting.
4) You never need to learn to read the treble clef.
3) If you get a cold, so what?!!
2) For fun, you can sing at the bottom of your range and fool
people into thinking there's an earthquake.
1) If you belch while you're singing, the audience will just
think it's part of the score.
A paraphrase of Mt 25: 31-46 (NAB)
When the Son of Man comes in his glory . . . . all the liturgical
musicians will be assembled before him . . . . Then the king will say
to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father . . . .
For I was hungry and your music fed my soul; I was thirsty and your music
was my drink; a stranger and your music welcomed me, naked and your music
helped clothe me, ill and your music lifted me up, in prison and your
music accompanied me and gave me hope' . . . . 'When you did it for one
of these least brothers of mine you did it for me.....'