Coordinator: Susannah O’Brien ’17
Major: Math and Music
What is Liturgical Choir?
Liturgical Choir sings at the 7 pm mass at St. Dominic’s. Everyone is welcome, and no audition is required to join. Directed by Sherry Humes Dane, we sing traditional hymns in three and four-part harmony with instrumentalists (e.g. oboe, flute, violin).
Why did you decide to get involved?
I attended the 7 pm mass from week one of college and really liked the music. Blown away by their sound, I approached Sherry after mass, asking what I needed to do to be a part of the group. The choir sings a lot of traditional hymns, some with a modern spin to them. At the time, this reminded me of the choir I sang in at home. My familiarity with the music and the welcoming attitude of everyone in the choir helped me adjust to being away from home.
What are you looking forward to most about being involved with Liturgical Choir this year?
We’ve incorporated more opportunities for prayer and scripture reading into our rehearsal time, refocusing the group on why we do what we do. I’ve been so impressed with everyone’s receptiveness and enthusiasm, and I’m excited to continue this new tradition. Also we are looking forward to getting the group outside the walls of Campus Ministry with open mic nights and other events!
Come hear us at the 7 pm mass every Sunday!
We meet for rehearsal 7-8:30 pm on Wednesdays in Campus Ministry Room A.