The Music Ministry
The dedicated and enthusiastic members of our choir lead the congregation in praise each Sunday at the 9.30 a.m. Mass.
As in all Ministries at Star of the Sea, the choir plays a vital role in the life of the Faith Community. A small faithful family under the guidance of Robin Olive our organist & choirmaster; the choir meets at 7 p.m. each Thursday for a rehearsal for the following Sunday. We are looking to increase our choir and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining this Ministry, either as a permanent member or on a seasonal basis.
Our choir members are loyal and hardworking for the benefit of the Community - but also keep in mind that music should be fun, and 'those who sing, pray twice'.
The organ was replaced five years ago with an 84 rank Allen Renaissance organ with a floating solo division. This organ is a delight to play and we are looking for an assistant organist who will fill in occasionally for Mr. Olive. This is an unpaid position that might suit a capable student who wishes to locate a fine instrument on which to do some weekly practice. An interview, references and audition would be required. If interested in this position, please contact Mr. Olive via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Fujiwara is our resident Cantor. A delightful lady, with a truly beautiful voice. Satoko leads the congregation in worship at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturdays and the 8.30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Ms. Fujiwara is a choir mistress in her own right and is based at Old St. Mary's in San Francisco; and has just formed her own a cappella group. Much loved by the Faith Community at Star of the Sea; Satoko is the singer of choice should we be asked to supply a soloist for a special occasion.
In 2002 the world renowned virtuoso organist Jonas Nordwall, recorded a CD at Star of the Sea for Allen Organs. We are happy to offer visitors to this page an opportunity to experience the majesty of this instrument in streaming audio by clicking on the picture of Mr. Nordwall. This recording of the first movement of Widor's sixth organ symphony is made available by the kind permission of Mr. John Nelson at jnelson.com and Mr. Jonas Nordwall.
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