Christian musicians are called to draw others to Christ through the beauty of music. The Church has amassed a treasury of sacred music over the centuries, and the Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish Music Ministry utilizes both new and old music from this treasury each and every week. Since every Mass participates in the eternal, heavenly liturgy, we strive to provide liturgical music that is worthy of this great calling.
We serve both parishioners and visitors by enhancing the prayer of our parish with song. We plan music that not only encourages participation, but also elevates our hearts and minds to heaven.
We also serve our music ministry volunteers by helping them develop their God-given gifts and talents. Through our rehearsal process, we not only refine our art in service of the Church, but we also prepare our hearts, minds, and voices to enter into the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
Our music ministry is growing, and we are saving a seat for you! If you like to sing and feel called to share your gift, please contact us to get involved! No prior musical experience is necessary.
Please contact Julia Atwood, Director of Music, at JAtwood@stbridgetcheshire.org
why join the choir?
10.To make it official! You already sing at Mass each week. Why not join the group that leads the singing?
9. To receive expert vocal coaching.
8. To better understand the Church calendar and the liturgical seasons.
7. To deepen your understanding of the sacred words of the Mass.
6. To (re)connect with your parish community.
5. To enjoy the beauty of music and then to share that beauty with our wonderful parish family.
4. To create warm, lasting friendships with like-minded individuals.
3. To offer the commitment as a sacrifice to God.
2. To deepen and reinvigorate your faith.
1. To answer God’s call to serve!
If you like to sing, I encourage you to give choir a try. I think you will be surprised just how rewarding it is! You won’t be the only new person there. I’m not going to judge your voice. I’m not going to call you out and make you sing by yourself. I am going to help you learn your music by providing you with practice recordings. I am going to encourage you to grow musically and spiritually. I know that you will find your niche in our friendly, welcoming group. Join us and find out why people just like you have found choir to be such a meaningful part of their lives!
Contact Julia Atwood, Director of Music –– for more information!
Meet The Choir Directors
Organist and Children’s Choir Director
Kathy Mahmood directs the Children’s Choir and plays the organ for parish Masses.
Contemporary Choir Director
Alan Smith directs the Contemporary Choir at the 5:00 pm Saturday Mass at St. Thomas Becket Church.
Christ Our Light Choir Director
Laura Intravia directs the choir for young people in middle school, high school, and college at the 4:00 pm Sunday Mass at St. Bridget Church.
Special Occasion Choir
Would you prefer to try out a choir on a short-term commitment basis first? Our special occasion choirs might be right for you! We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm leading up to special Masses.
To join, contact Julia Atwood, Director of Music, at JAtwood@stbridgetcheshire.org
Saint Thomas Becket
Our Parish Choir sings from the Church's treasury of sacred music each Sunday. Join this group if you would like to sing beautiful choral music that will nourish you musically and spiritually. No prior musical experience is necessary. Our director, Julia Atwood, can help you make the most of the instrument that God gave you!
We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Music Room of St. Bridget School. We serve both worship sites by alternating between our two churches: two weeks at the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Bridget Church and then two weeks at the 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas Becket Church.
For more information, please contact Julia Atwood, Director of Music, at JAtwood@stbridgetcheshire.org
Saint Thomas Becket
Vigil 5 PM
Vigil 4 PM, Once a month
Our Contemporary Choir is a vibrant group that plays and sings for the 5:00 pm Mass at St. Thomas Becket Church and the 4:00 pm Mass at St. Bridget Church once a month.
For more information, please contact our director Alan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
9 AM, Twice a month
The Children's Choir is for children in grades 2-8, and Mrs. Mahmood is the director. We sing for the 9:00 am Mass twice each month and rehearse each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Music Room of St. Bridget School.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Mahmood at email@example.com
Christ Our Light Choir
4 PM, Sunday Evenings
The Youth Choir is comprised of young people from middle school through college and is a wonderful opportunity for young people to contribute their vocal and instrumental talents to the Mass! Please join us in praying and singing at this Mass.
For more information, please contact our director Laura Intravia at firstname.lastname@example.org