Music Ministry

Saint Ambrose of Woodbury offers many opportunities to share in the gift of Music Ministry with our faith community. We have a number of choirs that are available to both young people and adults. New members are always welcome!

Joyful Noise: Grades 1-2

This preparatory choir is designed for young children who love to sing.  Through singing, moving and playing, children will experience the joy of singing and praising God together and begin to learn what it is to be a liturgical choir.  They will lead our community in song at parish liturgies four times during the year, including Christmas Eve.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM. Director:  Lisa Cressy, (651) 768-3007. 


Jubilate/Schola: Grades 3-6

Singers begin reading music from the hymnal and sheet music, focus on good singing technique, develop a unified choral sound and begin simple harmonies.  Schola singers (grades 5-6) develop skills in musical leadership, and work on more advanced musical concepts. We will sing at weekend liturgies, about once each month, including Christmas and Easter.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM, Schola stays until 6:15 PM.   Director:  Mary Reimann, (651) 768-3017. 


Jr. High/Sr. High Choir

For singers and instrumentalists.  Musicians continue to work on more involved arrangements, and grow in their role as ministers of music, leading the assembly in sung prayer.  Both choirs will sing together for the Youth Mass (5:00 the second Sunday of each month) and an 11:00 Mass each month.  The Junior High Choir (grades 7-10) will also have the opportunity to join with our Jubilate and Schola choirs at Christmas and Easter.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM.  The Senior High Choir (grades 9-12) will also have the opportunity to join with our combined adult choirs at Christmas, Triduum and feast days.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Choir Director:  Lori Sager.  Instrument Director:  Monica Hamer, (651) 768-3018.


Generations

A choir where families can sing together—for all ages!  This choir practices once each month and sings once each month.  Pick the dates that work for you and your family! 
Director:  Mary Reimann, (651) 768-3017. 


Adult Music Ministry

Both adult groups practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMand sing alternate Sundays.  No previous experience required!  Please contact Mary Reimann, (651) 768-3017, for more information.


Instrumentalists

We are in need of additional instruments of all types.  Please contact Monica Hamer to discuss your instrument and previous experience or call her at (651) 768-3018.

 

Staff Contacts

Lisa Cressy
Director of Liturgy
651-768-3007

Monica Hamer
Music & Liturgy Assistant
651-768-3018

Mary Reimann
Director of Music
651-768-3017