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Divine Word Catholic Church

Music Ministry

Address

8100 Eagle Road

Kirtland, Ohio USA

(440) 256-1412

Autumn has fallen upon us

We are under construction - a new altar, new choir area remodeling. It's all very exciting. And dusty.

We're back to rehearsing on Zoom and our Christmas concert will be virtual once again.

Divine Word Virtual Choir Concert 2020

This is our 5th Annual Unto Us: A Night of Hope. So nice to see you online.

Christmas Concert, first half https://youtu.be/rIZvq1m4pnw

~~ Intermission ~~

Christmas Concert, second half    https://youtu.be/VgrmcWmRVzw

The Divine Word Choir went on tour!

We were thrilled to be included in Great Lake Theater's social media!

Click on the link below, scroll to Day 10, Virtual Choir Series 2020:

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John Rutter's Star Carol

Music Director Rebecca Harper is honored to be included in performing Star Carol, composed and directed by John Rutter, along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stay At Home Choir - joined by thousands of people from around the world. The United Kingdom premiere was presented online. Here's the link:

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Looking for sheet music?

Copyrights

We appreciate the time and talent of composers and take copyrights very seriously. Divine Word maintains music licensing to perform, stream and copy all the music we use.

Rock Your Soul!

Music Ministry serves a wonderful role in today's church: to enhance the celebration of the liturgy, and to assist the spiritual needs of the community. Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when it is celebrated in song, with the ministers of each degree fulfilling their ministry and the people participating in it.[1]

One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. Therefore the active participation of the whole people, which is shown in singing, is to be carefully promoted. The faithful should . . . unite themselves interiorly to what the ministers or choir sing, so that by listening to them they may raise their minds to God. [2]

Not everyone is called to music ministry. It is a vastly different mass experience, but very rewarding. Our dedicated people are a special family unto themselves.

If you are musically gifted, we'd love for you to join us! Singers, instrumentalists, all are welcome.

 

1. Cf. Constitution on the Liturgy, Art. 113.

2. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council MUSICAM SACRAM 

Sing and be counted!