St. John Nepomucene Catholic Community emphasizes the importance of raising our voices and spirits in song! We are blessed to have several cantors and five choirs that rotate singing for the three Mass times each weekend. All ages and talents are welcome whether you love to sing or play an instrument. We are always looking for new talent. Contact the parish office if you are interested in cantoring or joining one of the choirs below.
Cantors are responsible for leading all of the Mass in song. They rehearse with the music liturgist as needed. Special qualifications for cantoring include having a strong, confident voice and an ease of learning music.
SPIRIT OF PRAISE CHOIR
This contemporary choir led by Julie Hietpas incorporates guitar, piano, drums, and mandolin. They are no longer looking for members. They sing for mass on a weekly basis.
This choir led by Debbie Hartjes enjoys traditional and contemporary music sung in four- part harmony, and they incorporate the piano, flute, violin and drums. They sing for mass on a weekly basis.
This folksy choir led by Jim DeGroot rehearses from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. They sing for mass on a weekly basis.
This new, female choir led by Sarah Vosters enjoys traditional and contemporary music sung in three- or four-part harmony. They are no longer looking for members, but will evaluate the needs of the group on a yearly basis in the spring. They sing for mass on a monthly basis.
This choir led by Jo Hammen mainly sings for funeral liturgies and rehearses 45 minutes before the start of the funeral.
"Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord" Ephesians 5:19