The Choir of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a group of dedicated volunteers directed by Brian Dykstra, provide the sung music of Mass at the 9am Sunday liturgy. The choir focuses exclusively on the rich deposits of traditional sacred music including polyphony, Gregorian chant, standard choral repertoire, and traditional hymnody.
Currently, the choir is accepting men, particularly tenors (higher-voiced men). There is also space for sopranos (high-voiced ladies).
New this year will be the formation of a chant schola which would provide the opportunity to sing and learn bout Gregorian chant. This ensemble would rehearse regularly on a weeknight, and sing on one Sunday per month at the 11am Masses and possibly the 7pm Masses for Holy Days. This ensemble is open to both men and women, no previous experience required. Please contact Brian Dykstra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this new ensemble.
On June 16, our parish will return to singing the Missa Orbis Factor, including the Gloria! This change in the musical setting of the Ordinary of the Mass is a customary and traditional way of experiencing the rhythm of the liturgical year.
Have a listen to our new Gloria!