The Emmaus Music Ministry serves the congregation of Emmaus and seeks to musically engage our assemblies through quality music presentation and the leading of sung liturgy. The ministry is made of a diverse group of members to include musicians of widely varied ages, talents, education, specialties and disciplines. Equally diverse is the wide range or blending of musical genres employed by all ensembles in the ministry. What results is a worship experience both delightfully unexpected and deeply spiritual.
Coro para Semana Santa y Pascua: Necesitamos cantantes que hablen Español para la Misa Blingue de la Ultima Cena el Jueves, 13 de Abril, La Adoración de la Santa Cruz en Español el Viernes, 14 de Abril y la Misa de Resurrección a las 12:15 PM el Domingo, 16 de Abril.
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Emmaus Schola - Something for Everyone
Mass: First and third Sundays 10:30 AM; Rehearsals: Preceding Wednesdays 7 PM
The Schola is our premiere music ensemble and explores all facets of choral repertoire from chant, praise and worship, and more. Each Schola member brings a unique set of individual gifts, vocal prowess, sight reading ability, and a host of other characteristics. We are also not limited in vision, and instrumentalists that possess the right skills are welcomed in the Schola. For those not able to make a weekly commitment, we still encourage them to contact us, as the Schola can be augmented throughout the year, particularly in the holiday seasons and other special liturgies.
Emmaus Junior Choir - Stewardship Habits at an Early Age
Mass: Alternating Sundays 10:30 AM; Rehearsals Wednesdays or Fridays, 4:30 PM
Open to children in grades 2-6 with no audition required, the Junior Choir is a great way for children to begin giving of themselves through their talents in service to the church. For children that have Religious Education on Wednesdays, they will be excused from fifteen minutes of their class to attend rehearsal. The choir is not here just to make music, but is part of a child’s spiritual formation, that through music they may grow deeper in their faith.
Emmaus Youth Band - Serving the Youth and Beyond
Mass: Sundays 5 PM; Rehearsals: Thursdays 7 PM
At Emmaus, our model of contemporary worship is best described as having “no boundaries.” For us, this means not locking into a single theory of how contemporary worship should be done, but to integrate many models, philosophies, and musical styles. Also, “without boundaries” is our desire to rise up our teen members to explore greater opportunities as solo singers or instrumentalists. Our primary objective, apart from serving our youth, is to provide the best quality liturgical music possible within and outside of the praise and worship genre, not just for teens, but for young adults, families, and even older parishioners that attend our contemporary mass. Teens, there is something here for you, whether you are a vocalist or instrumentalist, a soloist or ensemble/small group singer.
Emmaus Ars Antiqua Ensemble - Exploring the Very Foundations of our Catholic Music Heritage
Mass: Second and fourth Saturdays 5 PM; Rehearsals: Preceding Tuesdays 7 PM
This ensemble utilizes 4-part congregational hymns, chanted psalms and Mass settings, and other standards of Christian church music. Latin will be employed wherever appropriate, though it is NOT a Latin Mass. The organ and other period instruments will play a major role in the traditional worship arrangement. In addition to supporting the assembly, the ensemble studies and presents works by composers such as Mozart, Franck, Bach, Tallis, and Palestrina.
Emmaus Children's Christmas Choir
This special choir sings at the 4 PM Christmas Eve Mass, and is a way for children to participate without having to make a long-term commitment to the Junior Choir. The ensemble rehearses several weeks leading to Christmas, beginning in early to mid-November. In the past, we have offered rehearsal times to coincide with Faith Formation classes. All children will have the opportunity to audition for numerous solo or cantor assignments. A similar program is offered for Easter.
Emmaus Senior and Junior Cantor Corps - The Face of Music Ministry
Within each ensemble at Emmaus, including the Junior Choir, are select auditioned members who serve as cantors. Cantors are most visibly associated with the person who delivers the psalm, but cantors can also sing solos or small group pieces, or make announcements and provide commentary. Each ensemble uses cantors in different ways, but the possibilities are endless. A cantor may sing at their regular Mass, but can be called upon to help other ensembles or utilized for holy days and other special liturgies such as First Communion and Confirmation. It is considered an honor to be a cantor and peers in the ensemble in which they participate recognize them as leaders. It is not always necessary that a cantor be in any of our ensembles.
Special Events Choir
To afford more singers the opportunity to participate in music ministry without the long term commitment, Emmaus’ music ministry offers a series of “drop-in” choirs with limited rehearsal commitment. Special Event Choirs form to sing at special liturgies such as Midnight Mass, Easter Vigil, the Fall Fest Bilingual Mass, the celebration of Confirmation,Funerals, and others as needed. Rehearsals are limited to the weeks just prior to the particular liturgy. Participation in a Special Event Choir at Emmaus is open to all current music ministry members as well as the entire parish. You need not commit to all scheduled liturgies to be a member of our Special Event Choirs group.
Queen of Angels Choir
Mass: Sundays 10 AM; Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7 PM
If you are interested in singing in the Queen of Angels choir or playing a musical instrument, contact Matt Mahrer, Music Coordinator.
Emmaus Spanish Choir
Mass: Sundays 12:15 PM; Rehearsals: Thursdays, 8 PM
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The Hispanic Music Ministry wants to bring the Emmaus community closer to God through liturgical music with a variety of rhythms from Latin America that invites us to walk together the path we are called to walk and become one Church in Christ; The Ministry is formed by people who want to put their talents and desire to sing to the Lord and serve their community. If you would like to praise the Lord in song, join us! Guitar players are needed. Contact Paola Narvaez, (512) 261-8500.
Emmaus Spanish Children’s Choir
Mass: 1st Sunday of the month 12:15 PM; Rehearsals: Mondays, 7 PM
Open to children in grades 2-8 with fluent Spanish reading skills, the children’s choir is a great way for the children to begin giving of themselves through their talents in service to the community. The choir sings the first Sunday of the month and on those Liturgical Celebrations that help us keep our cultural traditions alive, such as Devotions during Christmas Season (El Arrullo y la Levantada del Nino, La Gran Posada), Bilingual Celebrations during Holy Week, Fall Fest, Divine Mercy Day, and some others. The choir is not here just to make music, but is part of a child’s spiritual formation, that through music they may grow deeper in their faith. Contact Paola Narvaez, (512) 261-8500.