Music ministry of St. Mary of the Lake strives to cultivate and offer our gifts and talents to God in a way that encourages the spirit of collaboration and community amongst musicians and assembly as we grow in our faith.
Flex ensembles vary in size and members (both singers and instrumentalists) from week to week. The ensemble scheduled for a given Sunday will rehearse the Thursday evening prior. These ensembles are directed by Jaclyn Schwartz.
St. Mary’s Chorale
This choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings, 3X per month and sing one Sunday per month at both the 9am and 11am Masses. This ensemble is directed by Kathryn Lien. No previous experience is required.
Teens and Young Adults
Teens and young adults are welcomed to sing with both flex ensembles and the choir. They are also scheduled to sing as their own ensemble approx. once/month as schedules allow. Contact Jaclyn for more information.
Children in grades 3-6 will have various opportunities throughout the year to sing for occasional Masses, including “Pop-Up Choirs” with teens and adults, Christmas, and Easter. Contact Jaclyn for more information.
The festival choir is an expansion of the SMOL choir for Christmas and Easter. The choir will sing at the 9am Mass for both liturgies and is directed by Kathryn Lien.
“Pop Up Choir”
This choir is designed for those who want to sing in a large ensemble as a “one-off” or on an occasional basis. This choir aims at combining different generations of singers, and families are highly encouraged to participate together. We rehearse once before a given Mass and are scheduled on an ad hoc basis.