Music

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Basilica Choir
This is the adult choir of St.James Basilica Parish. The choir has 32+ people consisting of singers, accompanists, instrumentalists and sound board technicians. Our members share their talents when their time permits.  Easter and Christmas seasons are when we have the largest number of participants.  At the present time, the choir practices on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45. If you are interested in joining the choir, call Kristen Lynch at the church office (252.0119).

Cantors - Pianists - Organists
Organists, pianists, and cantors are scheduled regularly to lead the congregation in singing at the weekend Masses. They are expected to arrive early to rehearse the music prior to Mass, place the song numbers on the song boards, and complete a song card for the priests and servers. They are responsible for leading the congregation in hymn singing and proclaiming the Word of God during the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Training is provided, however, those who serve in these ministries must have the necessary skills to play and/or sing at a level that will prove a help and not a hindrance to congregational participation.

Youth Choir
The Kingdom Spirit Youth Choir is open to students in grades 7-12. The choir is led by Lana Meissner and rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7pm-8:30pm. Students may join anytime, and the director is flexible with students' busy schedules. The choir leads the music for one Mass per month, occasionally singing for other special Masses. If you are interested in participating in the youth choir, contact Lana (701.471.9713).

Children’s Choir
The Joyful Noise Children’s Choir is open to all 3rd through 6th graders. The choir is led by Kristen Lynch and meets on Thursdays (except when there is no school) at the Zebedee Center at 3:15pm.  They sing for Sunday Mass once a month to help lead the congregation in praising the Lord through song. Students are welcome to join at any time! Contact Kristen in the parish office (252.0119) for more information.

New Life Group/6pm Mass Musicians
This group leads the singing at the 6pm Mass every Sunday. They are led by Tim Geinert on guitar, who also serves as the lead, and sometimes only, cantor. If you are interested in assisting with the music at this Mass, contact Kristen in the parish office (252.0119).

Christ the King Ensemble
The Christ the King Ensemble is primarily a summer choir that meets sporadically based on member availability. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Whitney Somsen at the church office (252.0119).

Instrumentalists - Sound Board
If you play an instrument and are willing to share your talent, contact Kristen in the parish office (252.0119). 

If you are interested in assisting one of the choirs, or the SJA Christmas Pageant, as a sound technician, contact Kristen in the parish office (252.0119). We have a new state of the art sound board with iPad sync controls. The basic functions are not difficult to learn, and training will be provided.