Directors: Justin Umbarger, Ted McDonald, Tom Kluka, Genevieve McDonald, Julianne Amenta
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 or via email at E-Mail
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. This choir is under the leadership of Justin and collaborative pianist, Ted McDonald.
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. Contact Justin to inquire about becoming a cantor!
Our contemporary choir is open to persons 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 percussion, and brass. We rehearse 7:30-9pm on Thursdays in the church. If you are interested in joining this ensemble please contact Justin.
RING OUT! is an auditioned handbell ensemble ringing literature of all levels. RING OUT! rehearses on Sundays from 12:30pm-2pm and rings for all different masses, concerts, and prayer services approximately once per month September – June, as well as various performances off campus. If you are interested in inquiring about a spot in this ensemble contact Justin.
Bell Canto is our handbell bell ensemble dedicated to creating a solid foundation in handbell ringing technique. Whether you haven’t rang in years, or maybe you are looking to get started, Bell Canto is the perfect setting to build the techniques needed for handbell playing in a sacred space. This choir has no age restriction and is open to all those interested. We rehearse on Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:20pm in the church. Bell Canto is under the leadership of Julianne Amenta.
All children 1-5th 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. Tom Kluka is the primary conductor of this ensemble.