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Music is at the heart of our liturgies.  Using your musical gifts in the Sacred Liturgy Glorifies our Creator and Gives voice to the “Body of Christ’.
The document, Music in Catholic Worship states:  “Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music  is of preeminent importance.…  The quality of joy and enthusiasm which  music adds to community worship cannot be gained in any other way.  It imparts a sense of unity to the congregation and sets the appropriate tone for a particular celebration.”  All are called to add our voice to Liturgy regardless of how well we sing.  

Our goal:  Building community through song in Public Worship.  The primary makers of music at Liturgy is each one of us, the gathered assemble.  We unite our voices in hymns, responses, and other music of the Liturgy.  Liturgy is itself a sung act of worship.  The music ministry is there to assist us in this most important task.
 

A.  STAFF                                  
B.  CANTORS                   
C.  INSTRUMENTALISTS
D.  IHM CHOIR
E.  SPANISH CHOIR
F.  WEDDINGS
G.    FUNERALS

 
 A.   STAFF
          Luis Galvez
~  Director of Music and Liturgy  
                   IHM Family Choir

                   Choir Lite
                   Cantors
                   Assembly

 Angel Abarca ~ Spanish Choir Director
         Spanish Choir

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B. CANTORS
           *  Cantors unite the Assembly in song!
           *  Provide musical leadership at the 8:45 and 12:00 Masses in English
           *  For more information or to schedule an audition, please call the rectory, (773) 478-1157
           *  Initial Training to brush up on your skills

           *  Tapes and sheet music for homework

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C. INSTRUMENTALISTS
Many devoted instrumentalists volunteer their time and talent to enhance the liturgies at IHM. Some volunteer every weekend and others for special occasions.  Their are many possibilities for experienced flutists, oboists, string players, pianists, and more. For more information on getting involved in the music at IHM please call the rectory, (773) 478-1157.

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D. IHM CHOIR
Open to all!
Classical to Contemporary Music
8:45 Mass, September through June.
Practice, September through June, on Thursday evening 7:00 to 8:30 pm
For more information, please call the rectory, (773) 478-1157.

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 E. SPANISH CHOIR
Sing throughout the years.
Practice Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 8:30 pm
For more information, please contact Angel Abarca.

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F.  WEDDING MUSIC
For more information, please call the rectory, (773) 478-1157

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G.   FUNERAL LITURGY
For more information, please call the rectory, (773) 478-1157. 

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