St. Patrick’s offers several ways for members to participate in the musical life of the congregation.
The Adult Choir numbers anywhere from 15 to 25 singers each Sunday, presenting rehearsed anthems in a variety of styles, and leading the congregation in the singing of service music and hymns. The choir is non-auditioned, and is open to anyone of high school age and above. The
choir rehearses each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. during the program year (late September through May) to prepare music for Sunday services as well as special liturgical services during Advent, Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter.
The Handbell Ensemble is made up of approximately 11 ringers who play three octaves of Malmark handbells, and three-octaves of Schulmerich hand chimes. The group rehearses each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to prepare something to present during worship at least once a month. Smaller groups drawn from the ensemble often accompany the choir, or provide special music on feast days. The entire Ensemble has also participated in a local handbell festival. The group is non-auditioned and beginning ringers are welcome, but some basic musical knowledge is a plus.