Ensembles & Cantors

The Schola Cantorum

The Schola Cantorum provides musical leadership primarily at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass throughout the year, and at all major feasts and celebrations. The choir is currently made up of approximately 12 singers, providing a wide range of liturgical choral music and ritual music from Gregorian chant through the 20th Century. The Schola Cantorum also provides music during Advent and Lent Vespers held on the first Sunday of Advent and the First Sunday of Lent. The Schola Cantorum gives two concerts annually, one in the fall and one in late spring. Membership in the Schola Cantorum is open to anyone through audition. Though previous choral experience is not required, it is helpful. It is, however, important that one be able to read music at a basic level. Please contact Mark Bani, Interim Director of Music at music@oldstjoseph.org or 215-923-1733, ext 111 for more information or to audition.

The Liturgical Choir

The Liturgical Choir provides musical leadership primarily at the 6:30 p.m. Sunday Mass throughout the year, and often combines with the Schola Cantorum for major feasts and celebrations. The size of the choir varies throughout the year and includes a wide range of instrumentalists as well as singers. Rehearsals are held at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday immediately before the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Membership in the Liturgical Choir as a singer or instrumentalist is open to anyone through audition. Though previous choral experience is not required, it is helpful. It is, however, important that one be able to read music at a basic level. Please contact Mark Bani, Interim Director of  Music, at music@oldstjoseph.org or 215-923-1733, ext 111 for more information or to audition.

Cantors at OSJ

Cantors at OSJ assist the assembly during all weekend liturgies as well at all major feasts and celebrations throughout the year. Cantors are trained singers who are also capable of guiding and leading large groups of people. Please contact Mark Bani, Interim Director of  Music, at music@oldstjoseph.org or 215-923-1733, ext 111.