Music Ministry

Liturgy at St. Ignatius is enriched by a variety of ensembles. Though we offer a variety of musical styles and different levels of time commitment, all our musical groups prepare with a desire to serve the liturgy and give praise with all their hearts, minds, and voices for the Greater Glory of God!



The 10:00 a.m. Liturgy Choir


The 10:00 a.m. Liturgy Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the Friary room of the lower church from September to June. They prepare various styles of music for the 10:00 Sunday Liturgy and special Liturgical celebrations, and outreach opportunities.  Tenor and Bass voices are especially needed. Contact Michael Burgo at 617-552-6108 or email burgo@bc.edu or see him after the liturgy.


The 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Music Ensemble


The 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Music Ensemble rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 in the sanctuary of the church. This high-energy group prepares contemporary liturgical music for the 5:30 p.m. Sunday mass year-round. All Singers and instrumentalists are invited to share their talents. For more information, contact Michael Burgo at 617-552-6108, email burgo@bc.edu or see him after the liturgy.

 

Carol Choir

 

 

 

The Children's Carol Choir

The Children's Choir is for children in grades 2-6 who enjoy singing and learning about music in a enjoyable and supportive environment. We rehearse weekly in the choir room and sing for monthly parish liturgies. For more information, contact Matthew Anderson at 617-552-6114 or andersyw@bc.edu.



The St. Ignatius Symphonia


The St. Ignatius Symphonia is for experienced student and parish instrumentalists who come together and play monthly at the 12:00 p.m. liturgy and some special parish celebrations. Matthew Anderson coordinates this group which rehearses the day of the Liturgy. Call Matthew Anderson at 617-552-6114 or email andersyw@bc.edu for more information.

Symphonia

 


The Youth Choir
 

Our vibrant Youth Choir serves the 10am Family Mass on Sundays when Faith Formation classes are held. Involving mainly 6th-12th graders, this group of singers/musicians rehearses before mass at 9AM in the Lannon Chapel. The Youth Choir sings mainly contemporary music along with energetic renditions of more traditional music. Contact Mickey Zibello at mzibello@gmail.com or come visit our Family Mass

Ministerio de Musica Latina (Latino Music Ministry)


Respondiendo a nuestras maravillosas liturgias en espanol, hemos formado un grupo nuevo para dirigir la musica durante las misas que se celebran en la capilla Lannon a las doce del mediodia. Este grupo de cantantes y musicos ensaya dos veces al mes los jueves antes de cada liturgia a las 7:15 p.m. de la noche en la sala de coro situada en la parte de abajo de la iglesia. Estamos particularmente interesados en encontrar personas que toquen instrumentos de percusion, asi como instrumentos latinos tradicionales. Favor de contactar a Michael Burgo al 617-552-6108 burgo@bc.edu.
In response to our wonderful new Latino Liturgy, we have formed a new group to lead music every Sunday in the Lannon Chapel at 12:00 noon. This group of singers and instrumentalists rehearses every other Thursday in the Lower Church Choir Room. We are especially anxious to find percussionists and players of traditional Latino instruments. Contact Michael Burgo, 617-552-6108
burgo@bc.edu.


Instrumentalists


Let us know you're out there—we'll be happy to involve you on a regular or occasional basis. Call Michael at 617-552-6108 or email him at burgo@bc.edu.

Liturgical music this month

 


To hear our Choir in action, listen to the following samples, recorded live during a recent liturgy at St. Ignatius Church:

They Were Filled with the Holy Spirit (MP3, 6MB): from our CD recorded June 2010
Anima Christi (MP3, 3.5MB) from our CD recorded June 2010.
We Are Marching (MP3, 2.1MB), trad. South African, from the 2004 Easter Vigil Liturgy at St. Ignatius.
Libera Me (MP3, 7.1MB) by Maurice Duruflé from Requiem performance at the Jesuit Urban Center. November 4, 2006.

If you have trouble playing the files, try saving them to disk first. BC's server seems to be having trouble telling the difference between MP3 files and plain text files.  Mac users can also play through i-Tunes (paste the song address into the URL box under "advanced").

Additional links:
Video from our
April 2013 U-Tunes Concert 
Musical highlights from the 2011 Paschal Triduum Liturgies 
Listen to Taize Music clips 
Learn more about Casavant, the makers of our church organ.