“Those who sing, pray twice.” — Saint Augustine
The choir experience is a wonderful way to participate in the life of the parish by lifting your voice in praise of our Lord, in the company of fellow parishioners who have dedicated themselves to the enhancement of our liturgy through sacred song. The choir of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs sings at the 11:15 a.m. Mass every Sunday, and for the major liturgies of the year. Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the choir loft. Rehearsals offer an opportunity to prepare the inspiring choral music that we sing each week at Mass. Specific roles for ministers of music include the leader of song and choir singers.
In addition, the Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs — under the direction of David Close and encompassing our choir, soloists, and the Oratorio Society of Queens — presents an annual concert of Advent and Christmas music in December and all of the fundraising activity that goes on to achieve the concert presentation.
If you’d like to join the choir, contact Music Director David Close. You’ll find David on Tuesdays in the church choir loft at 7:15 p.m. preparing for choir rehearsal. (Please note that we are currently wearing masks and observing social distancing.) Come and introduce yourself or, better, talk to him beforehand. You can leave him a message by calling the rectory at 718-268-6251.
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