General Information

IMG 0016 1Dr. Liya Petrides, Music Director

Music is at the heart of our celebrations, one of the primary ways we worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

Each year, our volunteer singers and professional core of cantors sing at nearly 300 services, including the celebrations of
Christmas,
Confirmation of our young adults, and the great Holy Week liturgies culminating in Easter, and in our
Concert Series as part of our Festival Choir and Ensemble.

Several choirs comprise a graded music program for those of all ages and abilities. See below for descriptions of each choir.

Traditional Choir:  10:30 AM Sunday

Traditional Choir Montage

Our Traditional Choir is a 20-voice Adult choir which sings an impressive array of music from plain Chant to Renaissance, to Baroque and Classical works, as well as Contemporary composers and music from around the world.  The choir sings a major anthem each Sunday, accompanied by piano, organ and guest instrumentalists.  This choir rehearses immediately following the 10:30 AM Mass, from 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM  Check our calendar for rehearsal schedule.

Contemporary Choir:  9:00 AM Sunday

Contemporary Choir Montage
Our Contemporary Choir, directed by Rita Lapcevic, sings contemporary music drawn primarily from the Gather hymnal, accompanied by piano, guitar and flute.  They rehearse on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM immediately prior to Mass.

Festival Choir

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Our Festival Choir, comprised of members of the congregation and the greater Greenwich community, often accompanied by instrumentalists, sing an outstanding series of concerts each year, including performances of Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Rachmaninoff's Vespers, Vivaldi's Gloria, Rutter’s Requiem and Bach’s cantatas.  The choir also participates in joint concerts and services at neighboring churches and temples.

Cherub Choir

Our Cherub Choir offers boys and girls, in Grades K through 3, the opportunity to participate in St. Catherine’s Music Ministry.  Led by Tracey Martineau and accompanied by Rita Lapcevic, they meet on Sundays from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM in church and sing at the 9:00 AM Mass several times throughout the year. Rita Lapcevic for more information.

Combined Teen choir

Teen Choir

Our Teen Choir is for boys and girls in Middle School and High School.  We welcome both singers and musicians to provide music for the 5:00 PM Family Mass on Sundays during the year.  They practice just prior to Mass at 4:00 PM Dr. Liya Petrides for more information.

 St. Catherine of Siena Concert Series presents. . .

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Two major Festival Choir concerts in the Church: a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert.  In addition, there is a series of Concerts in the Chapel, featuring Early Music, World Music and Jazz.  Adult tickets are available for purchase, and admission for Children 17 and Under is always free.

 

Friends of Music logoPlease consider joining St. Catherine’s Friends of Music which ensures the maintenance and growth of our Music Ministries and Concert Series.  Among other things, once a year, our Friends sponsor a Cabaret dinner-show featuring our professional musicians and guest artists. The members receive complimentary tickets for all events, according to their level of membership. Dr. Liya Petrides for more information and become a Friend!