Sacred Music

 

SACRED MUSIC AT ST. JOHN'S

The Ministry of Sacred Music provides music for all weekend and Holy Day Masses at St. John the Baptist—more than 300 Masses per year! The members of this ministry sing as cantors, as members of the adult choir that sings at the 10:15 am Sunday Mass, or as members of the Latin Mass schola that sings at the 12:15 pm Sunday Mass. If you have a passion for singing and for Mass, you are welcome to join us!
Contact Meaghan King, Director of Sacred Music, at mking@sjbcctx.org
or (361) 991-4400, ext. 104 for more information. 



ENSEMBLES


St. John Choir

The St. John Choir provides excellent sacred music for the parish’s principal Mass in the Ordinary Form at 10:15 am on Sundays and for several Holy Days liturgies. The choir sings Gregorian chant, English plainsong, and a variety of fine choral literature from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary composers such as Philip Stopford, Mack Wilberg, and Kevin Allen. Singers in this ensemble include paid section leaders, choral scholars from TAMUCC, and volunteer singers from the parish. A placement hearing is required for membership. Music reading ability is a plus, but not required. A commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals and Masses is required. 
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 pm

St. John Schola

The St. John schola sings from the Church’s great treasury of Gregorian chant, polyphony, and hymns in Latin for the Sunday Extraordinary Form Mass at 12:15 pm and for several major Feasts of the Church year. Member of this ensemble are a mix of professional singers and volunteers. A placement hearing is required for membership. Music reading and experience with Gregorian chant are a plus, but not required. A commitment to regular attendance at rehearsals and Masses is required. 
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 8:15–9:15 pm

 

*Vocal requirements are different levels for each group, but an audition is necessary to join. To set up an audition, or for further information about sacred music at St. John's, contact Dr. Meaghan King, Director of Sacred Music at mking@sjbcctx.org

 

STAFF
 

Meaghan King, DMA
Director of Sacred Music


Meaghan King earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she majored in Organ Performance with minors in Choral Conducting, Sacred Music, and Music Theory. Prior to USC, Meaghan completed her M.Mus, doubling in Sacred Music and Organ Performance, at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and her B.A. in Music at Ave Maria University in Naples, FL. Her previous, concurrent positions in Los Angeles were as Associate Organist at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Organist at the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter parish in Los Angeles, and Assisting Organist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. 
As an organist, Dr. King maintains an active performance career and serves as the Sub-dean of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). She previously served on the executive board of the Los Angeles chapter and as the inaugural dean of the virtual West Region Chapter of the AGO Young Organist initiative for members under 30 years old.

 

 

 

Ensembles
 

St. John Choir
Sings at 10:15 am Sunday Masses
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 pm

St. John Schola
Sings at 12:15 pm Sunday Masses
in the Extraordinary Form

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 8:15–9:15 pm

 

Choir Music Lists 2019–2020
September 8–Christ the King
 

 

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