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Since St. Benedict Catholic Church’s very beginnings, it has been known for its outstanding music program. We believe that through singing and playing we amplify God’s Word as it is proclaimed in worship each week. Our volunteer musicians express our joy in God’s love, enhance worship, enrich church members young and old, and serve as an inspiring vehicle for community outreach.

The music ministry includes eight choirs, three instrumental ensembles, and a chamber orchestra involving over 150 musicians from Kindergarten on up.  Participation in our choirs and chamber orchestra is open to any who wishes to join.  Membership in the instrumental ensembles associated with contemporary music groups is at the discretion of the directors.

We welcome new participants any time. You can find registration forms here on the website. We look forward to hearing you soon! If you are interested in assisting in a music ministry please fill out this registration form and turn it in to the parish office.

Cherubs ~ Pre K Through Second Grade

Masses: Saturday 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month during the school  year
Rehearsal: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Sundays
Choir Director: Lauri Potter, 404-409-1638, Lauri@wiseoak.com

The Angels of Light ~ Seventh Grade and Up

Masses:  Saturday 5 p.m. on the third & fourth Saturdays/month during the school year
Rehearsal: 9:00 a.m. on Sundays
Choir Director: Sara Lorusso, 678-992-2054, slorusso@stbenedict.net

Refiner’s Fire

Mass: Sunday 8:45 a.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursdays
Choir Director: Lauri Potter, 404-409-1638Lauri@wiseoak.com

Refiner’s Fire provides music for the Sunday 8:45 a.m. Mass. This contemporary adult (high school and up) ensemble includes singers, guitar players, a bassist, keyboard, and percussion. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights August through May. They also continue to cover the music for Sunday mornings during the summer. All that is required to join is a good ear, the ability to attend weekly rehearsals, and the commitment to working on the music outside of practice. The group is led by Lauri Potter, who is also the director of the two younger children’s choirs.

St. Benedict Traditional Choir

Mass: Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Choir Director: Sara Lorusso, 678-992-2054, slorusso@stbenedict.net

This group of over 20 singers rehearses on Wednesday evenings and sings for the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Mass. The choir is open to adults of all ages. The music is traditional but includes some more contemporary pieces as well. The group is accompanied by the organ and piano. Traditional instruments, such as the violin, are also used.

 

Seraphim Chamber Orchestra ~ Teen and Adult Instrumentalists

Rehearsal: 9 a.m. Sundays – Seraphim Chamber Orchestra – + special rehearsals
Choir Director: Sara Lorusso, 678-992-2054, slorusso@stbenedict.net

Archangels ~ Third Through Sixth Grade

Masses: Saturday 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month during the school year
Rehearsal: 11:15 a.m. to noon on Sundays
Choir Director: Lauri Potter, 404-409-1638, Lauri@wiseoak.com

Cornerstone

Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Life Teen
Rehearsal: 3:30 p.m. on Sundays before Mass

Consisting of 12 to 15 teens and some adult singers, as well as instrumentalists, Cornerstone is the younger and most contemporary of our two contemporary ensembles. It provides contemporary music for the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. Rehearsals are currently Sunday afternoons before the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

Viva El Senor

Mass: Sunday 7:00 p.m.
Rehearsal: 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Sundays
Choir Director: Marisol Perez, 404-403-2288, Lafamiliaperez12@hotmail.com

Viva El Señor is a Hispanic choir that has sung at the Spanish 7:00 pm Mass for more than 20 years. We have 10-15 members who must be at least18 years old. Our music style is Caribbean. For accompaniment we have piano, percussion and guitar.

Viva El Señor es un coro hispano , que tiene más de 20 años cantando la misa del domingo a las 7:00P.M. Ensayamos los domingos a las 6:00P.M. Somos entre 10 a 15 integrantes y deben ser de 18 años en adelante. Nuestro estilo de música es caribeño. Como acompañamiento, tenemos piano, percusión y guitarra.

St. Benedict Singers

Mass: Sunday 12:30 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Choir Director: Sara Lorusso, 678-992-2054slorusso@stbenedict.net

This is a chamber group of 8 to 12 singers that provides music for the 12:30 p.m. Sunday Mass. The music is traditional, but also includes more contemporary selections. This adult group rehearses with the St. Benedict Traditional Choir on Wednesdays.

More Info on Children Choir(s)

Visit Children’s Choir on St. Benedict’s official website for more information on the CherubsArchangels, and Gabriel’s Singers choirs.