Music Ministries

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Welcome to the music ministry page at the Church of Saint Mary!

For more information about our ensembles and how you can join the music ministry, please use the links below, or contact a member of our staff.

The Church of Saint Mary offers:

  • Adult Choir
  • Children’s Choir
  • Handbell Choirs
  • Christmas Eve Family Choir
  • Cantors and Instrumentalists
  • About the music staff

 

Adult Choir
The Saint Mary Adult Choir is our largest ensemble, featuring 40 to 50 singers and continuing to grow. The Adult Choir is featured every Sunday at the 10:30 mass, and during Christmas, Holy Week, and at other special occasions throughout the year. The Adult Choir prepares a diverse repertoire of music, from contemplative to uplifting, from gospel, to chant, to great classics. Rehearsals occur on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the church, from September through May. The choir is entirely composed of volunteers, and many cannot read music; however, we are a family who work and play together, and all musical skill levels and backgrounds are welcomed.  Please contact Lyndon if you would like more information, or to schedule an audition/diagnostic session (not required to join the choir.)

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Children’s Choir
Rehearsals are Tuesday 3:15-4:00pm in the MacAulay Room.  Grades 1st thru 5th. This choir is directed by Karen Hiller. This can work for both St. Mary students and students who attend other schools. Karen will be glad to give you more details if you are interested and enrollment forms will be available.

WHY Music Ministry for kids?
Kids can share their time and talent! Yes, stewardship for kids.
Learn to read music with proper singing technique and diction
Learn their faith through music
Work together as a group/team.
Sing at various weekend Masses, and at other church venues.
Choir Season is from September until May.
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Handbell Choirs

Do The Church of Saint Mary has two handbell choirs: The MaryBells are a beginning bell choir is for adults and kids (3rd grade and older).  This group is a great way to have fun a learn more about music at the same time.  Rehearsals are from 6:15-7:15 p.m. on Sunday nights following the 6 p.m. Mass. Make it a family event, or just bring yourself. Contact Karen for more information.  The MaryRingers are the advanced handbell choir, ringing more challenging repertoire.  Some sight-reading ability or previous handbell experience is usually required to join. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.  Please contact Lyndon for more information about either handbell group.
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Christmas Eve Family Choir This special group prepares the music and sings at the 5pm Christmas Eve Vigil and consists of singles, kids, youth and parents. Rehearsals each year are generally in December on Sunday mornings from 11:30-Noon. Contact Karen for more information or to sign up.

Cantors and Instrumentalists
If you play an instrument or sing, WE NEED YOU! Whether it was playing in a garage band or singing in the shower, we always welcome volunteers to join in our liturgy. Your talents can be used to elevate and enhance worship at the church, so please don’t be shy! Cantors lead our congregations in song, but must be members of the choir.  Please contact Lyndon if you would like to help out.

About the music staff

Lyndon MeyerLyndon Meyer has served as the director of music and organist at the Church of Saint Mary since August 2013.  A native of Tulsa and a graduate of Bishop Kelley High School, Lyndon brings with him his diverse background and experience from the fields of broadway, opera, choral conducting, classical music, and jazz. Previous positions include assistant conductor and young artist coach for the Florida Grand Opera; faculty coach for the program Si Parla, Si Canta in Urbania, Italy and staff accompanist and vocal coach at the Eastman School of Music.  He has won numerous honors for Lieder and instrumental accompanying, including 1st prize in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder competition, and was twice invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. In the world of musical theatre, Lyndon is heavily sought after as an accompanist, coach, and director, conducting over 25 productions in upstate New York and serving as staff accompanist for the annual Lotte Lenya Competition. An experienced choral conductor, Lyndon served previously as director of music and organist at St. Thomas More church in Rochester, NY.  In Tulsa, Lyndon also maintains a private vocal coaching studio, and serves as Chorusmaster and Assistant Conductor for the Tulsa Opera.  He received degrees from the University of Arkansas (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM), and also fondly remembers playing for the Saint Mary’s youth choir from 2001 until 2004 (he was in high school at that time).

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