Choirs and Cantors
The primary vocal ensemble of St. Hugo’s sings regularly at the Sunday 10:00 AM Mass and for select solemnities. This ensemble sings a repertoire of a capella and accompanied works across all stylistic periods. The choir is joined by chamber orchestra and brass at Christmas and Easter, as well as Christmas Lessons and Carols, concerts and special liturgies. Choir membership is open to individuals of high school age and older. Students in Jr. High will be considered through an interview, along with their parents, by the Director of Music. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15 PM (September-June.)
This group of 12-14 singers specializes in the singing of unaccompanied choral music of the Renaissance period and of the present day. The ensemble sings for select liturgies and concerts throughout the year. Membership is open by audition when positions are open.
This group of instrumentalists and singers provides music for the Sunday 5:00 PM Mass. The repertoire is drawn from various styles: praise and worship, Taize, "Gather", as well as Gospel. Membership is by audition.
Cantors lead the assembly in song and usually proclaim the Responsorial Psalm. Membership is through audition. Excellent music reading and vocal skills are presumed. Contact the Director of Music for more information. Rehearsal, if needed, is by appointment. Cantors warm-up thirty minutes prior to Mass.
For those who are 16 years of age or older, when positions are open.
St. Nicholas Choir
For children in Grades 3-8. This ensemble sings alone, and with the Liturgical Choir. The repertoire is drawn from various stylistic periods, from chant to contemporary music. The choristers learn a healthy, age appropriate vocal technique and are given instruction in the Church's liturgical life. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday afternoons (3:35-4:20 PM) or Sunday mornings (11:10-11:45 AM) from October through Palm Sunday.
St. Cecilia/St. Gregory Cantor Guild
For children and youth in Grades 6-12. Singers are taught healthy vocal techniques, as well as a stable repertoire of cantor repertoire. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday afternoons (4:25-4:50 PM) from October through Palm Sunday.
St. Hugo School Cantor Guild
Open to Grades 5-8, these St. Hugo School students sing for school Masses, as well as occasional parish liturgies.
Men's Chant Schola
This male vocal ensemble of 5-10 singers ministers monthly at the Sunday 5:00 PM Mass, singing the Mass Propers, chant settings of the Mass Ordinary, as well as chant-based hymns. Following Mass, the group enjoys fellowship at a local restaurant.
Instrumentalists are always welcome to be a part of the music ministry. If you are interested, please contact the Director of Music for more information.