David Ifkovits will be joined our staff as our Director in August 2016. David is currently the Chairman of the Music Department at Archmere Academy as well as the Director of Music & Worship at Church of the Holy Child. David is a well-known and noted organist, composer, choral and orchestral conductor, and vocalist. Please welcome David, his wife Kathy and son, Ryan to our parish! Read David's full bio in the July 10th bulletin.
The Adult Choir of SMM will resume rehearsals on Thursday, August 25th from 7-9PM. Rehearsals will take place in the choir loft. We would like to invite new members from high school age to adult to join us. It is NOT necessary for you to be an accomplished singer, or even be able to read music. All that is needed is the desire to be part of a very special, unique and integral ministry of the parish. All skills and techniques needed are taught at rehearsals. If you have often thought of joining this group, now is the time to give it a try. If you’ve always wanted to join but felt your voice was just average, just remember, there is safety in numbers and in the best choirs the majority of the members are average singers with a few soloists. If you are still not sure if this ministry is right for you, come to a rehearsal and see for yourself. Bring a spouse, a friend, a son or daughter along for support. For further info. please feel free to speak with David Ifkovits, Director of Music after Mass in the choir loft or at 302-652-6800, ext.125.
Cantors are both singers and facilitators of congregational song. A cantor must be able to sing in tune, and possess an understanding of the order of the liturgy, as well as different styles of liturgical music and singing.
Previous experience is helpful, but not necessary. An informal interview and audition is required. If interested please contact David Ifkovits or call 302-652-6800 ext. 125.
The children’s choir is open to all SMM School children from grades 1 through 8. This group rehearses Wednesday afternoons from 3 – 4PM in the choir loft. The children’s choir sings at certain Sunday Masses, for all school Masses, and for other holiday and special liturgies throughout its season. They also perform at the SMM School winter and spring concerts, as well as the Trills and Thrills music festival with the SMM School band. There is no audition required to join. If interested, please contact Katherine Hayes.