Music Ministry

Choir of St. Joseph the Worker

The choir serves as an integral part of the liturgies at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Their voices represent a very wide spectrum of our parish. The choir sings at the 10:00 AM liturgy and is joined by the Children’s Choir throughout the church year.
Our parish is truly blessed with such a vast amount of talent. During special occasions the choir is joined by our string sextet made up of talented musicians of our parish. The choir season is from September through June and rehearsals begin in August and end in the beginning of June.

On October 16, 2005, the church dedicated the new organ and piano with a special blessing of the memorial plaques dedicated in memory by those who contributed so generously to the music fund. A Dedication Concert was presented featuring solo organ works by former Director of Worship Services Timothy Davenport, the Clinton String Quartet and the Choir of St. Joseph the Worker.

If you are intersted in paticipating in choir, contact us at 315-457-6060 or email music@sjwkrchurch.org

Children’s Choir

“Ring out your joy, break into song” (ps. 98)

The Children’s Choir of St. Joseph the Worker Church is open to all elementary grade students of the parish. The choir sings during the Children’s Liturgy at 10:45 AM during the school year beginning in September and ending in June.
The choir rehearses in the school gym every Sunday at 9:30 AM and lead in the hymns, songs and sung liturgical responses during the Children’s Liturgy.
On Christmas Eve, during the 4:00 PM liturgy, the choir and other young members of the parish present a Christmas play recalling the birth of Christ.  On Palm Sunday, this group also presents a Passion Play during the 10:45 liturgy in the church.
In early December, young members of the parish present an annual Christmas Pageant.
Throughout the church year, the Children’s Choir joins the main choir at the 10:45 AM Mass on a regular basis to sing anthems during the communion meditation.

If you would like any additional information about the Children’s Choir, please call the Rectory.

Resurrection Choir
The Resurrection Choir of St. Joseph the Worker Church is made up of members of our regular choir as well as other parishioners who share their talent in this ministry. This special group of people ministers through music, to the members of our church family during a time when they are experiencing great loss and sorrow in their lives. The choir sings at all Funeral and Memorial Liturgies held at our church.

Anyone who would like to share in this important ministry of our music program are invited to participate. If you would like additional information, please call the Rectory 315-457-6060 or email music@sjwkrchurch.org