Music Ministry

Interested in sharing your talents? Here are several ways you can get involved!

  • Parish Adult Choir
  • Hispanic Music Ensemble
  • Children's Christmas Chorus
  • Cantor
  • Instrumentalist
  • Office Volunteer
  • CME (Contemporary Music Ensemble)
  • Group Leader
  • Concert Series Coordinator

Adult Choir

Originally two separate choirs, The “Parish Adult Choir represents members from Saints Peter & Paul Church and our Mission Church of St. Michael. Choir members attend weekly rehearsals, and sing at Mass twice a month, as well as other liturgies throughout the year.

Choir Practice
Every Wednesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saints Peter & Paul Church/Mission Church of St. Michael

Masses
Choir members are provided with a schedule of rehearsals, as well
Sundays they will be singing.  The group sings for the 10:30am Mass, alternating between Saints Peter and Paul Church in Easton, and our Mission Church of St. Michael in St. Michaels, Md.

Other Liturgies
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Christmas Eve
Holy Week Services
Easter Virgil
First Holy Communion
Confirmation




Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME)

Organized by Krys Kozinski-Sansing with the help of Mary Jane Meintzer in the Winter of 2005, the parish’s contemporary music group was originally called, ‘Teen CME’. Parish youth, ages 13 to 18, have been the heart of this ensemble for many years. The group is presently under reorganization. More information forthcoming!

CME Practice

Every Tuesday
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saints Peter & Paul Church

Masses
Second and Fourth Sunday of the month at Saints Peter & Paul Church
Both events begin at 10:30am

 

St. Joseph's Church Mission Church Choir

Members of St. Joseph's Mission Church Choir sing every Sunday at the Mission Church in Cordova, under the leadership of Shirley Boyle - smboyle@yahoo.com
Rehearsals are scheduled several times throughout the year. The Mission Choir also joins the Parish Adult Choir to sing for special liturgies.

Weekend Mass Sung
Day: Sundays
Time: 8:00am

Hispanic Music Ministry Group

The Hispanic Music Ministry now consists of two adult contemporary
groups and a Hispanic Children’s Choir with Vivien Portugal as the lead coordinator. The groups are scheduled at various Masses throughout the year.  

Please contact Vivien if interested in participating, by emailing her at 
 vivien_gabriela@yahoo.com

Bilingual Services

The Parish Adult Choir and Hispanic Music Ministry Group join voices during Holy Week and for special celebrations as they arise. We truly enjoy singing together and appreciate each other for the musical gifts each one of us has to bring to liturgy. What a blessing it is to be able to sing God's praises together!

Parish Cantors

The word ‘Cantor’ derives from the word ‘cantare’, meaning ‘to sing’.  The Hebrew word, however, is ‘hazzan’ which requires the person to have great faith.  

Being a cantor involves…

Cantors and musicians alike, attend scheduled meetings from September through June.  The purpose of these meetings is so each cantor and musician is be fully prepared to sing and play the service music, as chosen for each Mass or liturgy. 

Cantors and musicians are also expected to prepare on their own time, for any service to which they are assigned.   It is of utmost importance to be ready without question, before cantoring or playing the organ for Mass.

With a larger cantor base, less liturgies may be assigned, and everyone shares  the load equally.  Also, when a cantor or musician needs to take off, we all  cover for each other.  

Adults and youth ages 13 or older are most welcome to be part of this ministry.  Before cantoring on one’s own, each prospective cantor has the opportunity to shadow someone who is well seasoned in cantoring.  This is all an important process as the role of the cantor is a very important one!

Interested?  Contact Krys Kozinski-Sansing, Parish Music Director at the parish office.  See information below.

PARISH MUSIC DIRECTOR
Krys Kozinski-Sansing
(office) 410-822-2344, ext. 8 (M-Th)
(email) kkozinski@ssppeaston.org

Assistant Musicians

Saints Peter & Paul Church
Joanne Beemiller

Mission Church of St. Michael
Barbara Bracy

Mission Church of St. Joseph
Shirley Boyle