get involved in Nativity's Music Ministry!
Music is an integral part of liturgies here at Nativity. For more info or to join, please call Dr. Jacob Benda, Director of Music and Liturgy, at (952)881-8671 x318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alleluia Coir - A 4-part traditional adult choral group. Music ranges from Gregorian chant, Renaissance & Classical motets, Spirituals, Gospel songs and contemporary "classical" motets. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings September through May. The choir sings at the 10:30 AM Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month and at the 8:30 AM Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sunday's of the month. They also join with the Ladies Rejoice! choir to sing for other special liturgies & concerts as scheduled.
Cantors - Help to lead the assembly in sung prayer when a choir isn't present.
The Children's choir is open to all in grades K - 8. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:40 - 6:30 PM and usually sing for the 4:00 PM Mass on the third weekend of the month.
Handbell Choir - Rings a 4-1/2 octave set of Schulmerich english handbells. It is open to anyone 9th grade or older who is able to read music. Some band or orchestra experience is also helpful. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 7 PM October through May and play for Masses about once each month.
The Heaven Help Us Players - A joint musical theater troupe between Nativity of Mary and St. Bonaventure Catholic Parishes of Bloomington. We generally produce two shows each year, one in the winter and one in late summer. Past productions have included "Nunsense", "Godspell", "Ma-shuga Nuns", and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
Instrumentalists - We welcome those who play a musical instrument to join with the piano or organ to make our liturgies more festive
The Rejoice Singers Choir - Sings music that is primarily contemporary in nature ranging from music by well-known contemporary Catholic composers as well as Contemporary Christian praise songs. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings and sing for the 10:30 Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. They also join with the Alleluia Choir to sing for special liturgies and concerts as scheduled.
The Resurrection Choir - Primary responsibility is to provide musical support to grieving families at Funeral Masses. Anyone who is regularly available on weekday mornings is welcome to join this choir.