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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 200 Masses per year! The members of this ministry sing as cantors, as members of the adult choir that sings at the 8:00 am Sunday Mass, as members of the Latin Mass schola that sings at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass, and members of the Children's Choir. 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 8:00 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 10:00 am 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

St. John Children's Choir
The St. John Children's Choir is a brand new ensemble open to all children in grades 2–5. In choir, children grow in their faith, develop an appreciation for the rich musical tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, and learn to provide an important ministry to their parish. The choir sings for one Sunday Mass per month and on Christmas Eve. Emphasis is given to developing the singing voice, basic music reading, and fun learning about music. Register here!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm beginning AUGUST 18, 2020
Director: Nicole Weaver, 
nweaver@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, playing concerts both at St. John's and at venues across the country. She serves as the Dean of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and as a member of the AGO National Committee for Pipe Organ Encounters, week-long summer camps for high schoolers interested in the organ.
 

Nicole Weaver
Director of Children's Choirs


Nicole Weaver was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. She is a certified teacher, currently developing a choir program in Alice, TX. She has also taught children's choir and music at Hillcrest Elementary School and at Del Mar. She maintains an active singing career as a soprano and has been the soprano section leader at St. John's since 2018. Nicole is passionate about sharing the gift of music with the next generation of singers. For more information about the St. John Children's Choir, contact her at nweaver@sjbcctx.org

 

 

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 List
Lent–Holy Week

Schola Music List
Septuagesima—Easter Sunday

 

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