get involved in Nativity's Music Ministry!
Music is an integral part of liturgies here at Nativity. For more information or to join, please contact the Director of Liturgy and Music, Nicole Millner.
Parish Choir - A 4-part traditional choral group that rehearses on Wednesday evenings from September through Pentecost. Music ranges from Gregorian chant and Latin motets to more contemporary choral works. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings September through May. The choir generally sings at 10:30am Masses and on holy days. New members are always welcome, including teenagers from the parish!
Cantors - The primary responsibilities of the cantor are to proclaim the Responsorial Psalm and the Alleluia verse during the Liturgy of the Word. When a choir is not present, the cantor intones the congregational dialogues and sings with the congregation on the hymns and Mass parts.
Children's Choir - The Children's choir is open to children of the parish from grades 1-6. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings during the school year.
The Resurrection Choir - Primary responsibility is to provide musical support to grieving families at Funeral Masses during the week. Anyone who is regularly available on weekday mornings is welcome to join this choir.
Instrumentalists - Instruments add varied and colorful dimensions to the music of the assembly and the choirs. We welcome those who play a musical instrument to join with the piano or organ to make our liturgies more festive. Please contact the Director of Liturgy and Music if you would like to begin playing for Masses at Nativity.
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."