Music Ministries

About Us

The Sacred Music Programs at St. Joan of Arc seek to include individuals of all ages who are interested in assisting in our Parish celebrations of the liturgy-in giving glory to God and in helping our community grow in holiness. Members of the music apostolate seek to multiply their musical gifts for the glory of God and to grow in holiness themselves. Time spent together in rehearsal and social events bonds members as a small Christian community of faith within the larger St. Joan of Arc family.

Choral Ensembles

ArcAngels: (Children’s Choir) The ArcAngels sing monthly at various Masses.
Directed by Brina Gerstenberger.
Rehearsal Time: Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm in the music room.

Adult Choir: 
The Adult Choir is the principal ensemble at St. Joan of Arc, which sings regularly at the 10:30am, Sunday Mass. 
Directed by Brina Gerstenberger.
Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 7:00-8:15pm in the music room.

Spanish Choir: The Spanish choir sings weekly at the 12:30pm Spanish Mass and at various feasts and solemnities throughout the year. Directed by Brina Gerstenberger.
Rehearsal Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm in the music room.

Schola Cantorum: (Audition Only)
The Schola Cantorum sings polyphonic pieces and motets, delving into the history of Sacred Music. Schola sings at the 10:30am Sunday Mass and at various feasts and solemnities throughout the year. Directed by Brina Gerstenberger.
Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 8:20-9:30pm in the music room.

Contemporary Choir: (Ages 18 yrs and older) The Contemporary Choir sings weekly at the 8:30am Sunday Mass.
Directed by Betsy Donovan.
Rehearsal Time: Monday, 7:00-8:30pm in the Church.

Instrumental Ensembles

All bell groups perform at liturgical and non-liturgical events on and off campus during the school year.

Bells (Adult): Directed by Betsy Donovan. 
Rehearsal Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:15pm in the Church.

Bells (Junior High, High School): Directed by Betsy Donovan. Rehearsal Time: Thursday, 5:30-6:45pm in the Church.

Chamber Orchestra: (All ages, by audition) Directed by Betsy Donovan. Must be proficient in sight-reading. Instrumentalists who play weekly or occasionally, accompanying the contemporary singers at 8:30am Masses. Rehearsals before Mass.