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PARISH CHOIRS

CHOIR PRACTICE, AND CHOIRS SINGING AT MASS, HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SINGING IN GROUPS.

 

Basilica Choir of St Mary of the Angels

This choir sings at 9.30am Mass each Sunday at St Mary's Basilica.  You are most welcome to join us in our music ministry.  The Basilica Choir rehearses each Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Sodality Room, St Mary's Basilica, 136 Yarrra St, Geelong.

(Entrance to the Sodality Room - off Lt Myers St (almost opposite the Parish carpark driveway)

  • Christopher Kelly - Choir Director
  • Frank De Rosso - Basilica Organist
  • Jane Bashiruddin - Basilica Cantor

 

 

‘THE MIXTURES’

This Adult Parish Choir – founded and directed by Rebecca Hay - has been presenting their music ministry at the 11am Mass – on each 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month – for over 8 years.

Practices are held in the (Plaza Theatre) Cinema (at the rear of the Hibernian Café – Parish Centre -  150 Myers Street , Geelong) at approx. 9.30am - prior to each of the scheduled Sunday 11am Masses.

The ‘Mixtures’ is a fun, social group of vibrant adults, from all walks of life, who come together to sing at Church. It is a relaxed environment, so if you love to sing and want to share your talent - and you wish to be a part of this group - you are warmly invited to call Rebecca at the Parish Office: 5222 1977 or email: rhay@stmarysgeelong.com.au - or just turn up to a practice, introduce yourself and join in.

New members are always welcomed with a smile.

 

St. Mary’s Parish ‘JUNIOR CHOIR’ + ‘LUMIERE’ 

The St. Mary’s Junior Choir was formed in 2003 by Rebecca Hay – and now has around 28 members, made up from children of Primary/Secondary School age who are part of our Parish Community.

Invitation to sing in the Choir is open to boys and girls from Prep – Year 8; Yr 9 - Yr 12 and early tertiary.

2016 saw the format for the choir change. It is now split into 2 groups – Juniors and Seniors. The Seniors are called Lumiere (which means – ‘Shine’) Once you move to Year 9 (and above) you are encouraged to become a part of the ‘Lumiere’ Choir and continue your singing journey.

The Junior Choir practices every Friday after school from 4pm – 4.45pm

Lumiere Choir practices every Friday 4.45pm – 5.30pm (following directly after the Junior Choir Practice)

Practices are held in the (Plaza Theatre) Cinema (at the rear of the Hibernian Café - Parish Centre -  150 Myers Street, Geelong ). Enter via Cafe Light Door.

Practices are held during the school term and there are no scheduled practices - or Masses to sing at - during the school holidays.

The Junior Choir sings at the 11am Family Mass on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Lumiere sings at the 6pm Saturday night Mass on the 4th Saturday of each month. 

We also sing at other parish events and the Christmas Eve 6pm Children's/ Family Mass.

The Choir was created to be a place where children can come to socialize and sing in praise of the Lord.

It is a safe and happy environment where the kids are encouraged to participate, do their best, have fun… and are taught to sing together - guided by Rebecca.

New members are always welcome, so if you are interested, call Rebecca at the Parish Office: 5222 1977 or email: rhay@stmarysgeelong.com.au ... or just turn up to a practice on a Friday, introduce your children, leave copntact details... and join in.

Parents are welcome to drop off, or stay in the Cafe during the time of practice.