Directors: Justin Umbarger, Ted McDonald, Tom Kluka, Genevieve McDonald
St. Malachy is home to a vibrant and welcoming music ministry offering ensembles of all ages, styles, and skill levels providing music for masses and our yearly concert series. Our goal is to give praise to God through the preparation and presentation of music to the best quality possible, to enliven the soul and invigorate our faith, while bringing us deeper into prayer. We are always looking for new people to bring into the fold. For more information contact Justin at 586.365.9978
God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises.Sing to the Lord, Music in Divine Worship, USCCB
The Worship Choir is an SATB Choir with instrumentalists singing all genres of music. Though we primarily sing for the 9:30 am Mass, this group does occasionally sing other masses. The Worship Choir rehearses 7:30-9pm on Wednesdays in the church from September through mid-June.
The Cantor Ministry is a beautiful ministry for confident vocalists looking to share God’s Word through song. This ministry is an extremely rich ministry that leads the congregation in song and also leads prayer services, etc. depending on availability. Cantors rehearse 6:30-7:20pm on Wednesdays in the church.
Our contemporary choir is open to all peoples late high school/college and above. This choir primarily sings for the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday but occasionally sings other masses as well. Currently in a praise band set up, we have vocalists, guitars, drums, auxiliary perc., and brass. We rehearse 7:30-9pm on Tuesdays in the church.
Our handbell choir is a skilled group of people ringing handbell literature of all levels. Bell Canto rehearses on Sunday afternoons immediately after 11:30 Mass until 1:30pm and rings for all different masses approximately once per month September – June, as well as various performances off campus.
All children K-5th grade are welcome to come and learn about our God while singing music and learning good technique and skill set in music. We rehearse most Sundays during the school year from 10:30-11:15 am in the Currier Center and sing approximately once per month in addition to concerts and feast days. Take a listen to our little ones sing Lord Prepare Me during one of our recent rehearsals! This choir is under the direction of Genevieve McDonald.
Choir of Everlasting Life
Our resurrection choir is one of our most rewarding ministries aiding families in their darkest times. In addition to funeral liturgies we also sing for masses such as All Souls Mass as well as concerts.
Middle School Choir
Our middle school choir is for youth ages 6th grade through early high school. This is a great group for playing and singing music for God in a low pressure, all-are-welcome setting. We rehearse 5:30-6:20 pm on Tuesdays in the church during the school year and sing in church once every couple months in addition to concerts.