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Dear Friend of the Music Ministries,
Music plays such a vital part in our everyday lives. For many of us, different musical soundtracks trigger memories of significant moments in our lives both happy and challenging. Please join us throughout the year as we provide programs, both sacred and secular in their various forms, that call us to embrace the power of music in our lives.
The success of this extremely vibrant ministry depends not only on the proficiency of its staff, but on the generosity of our friends and parishioners. We encourage everyone to support our ministry with the gift of time as a volunteer singer, musician or helper.
Financial contributions to our ministries are also greatly needed and appreciated. Tax-deductible financial contributions may be offered in tribute of a loved one or in thanksgiving for a particular intention. These are then included on a permanent memorial plaque displayed in our choir space.
We look forward to serving you during this very exciting year packed with wonderful events for everyone!
Upcoming Music Ministry Events
Music Ministry Orientations
September 22 & 24, 2014
Interested in joining our ministry? Want to find out more about what is available from our Music Ministries Office? Interested in supporting the ministry?
Join us for our New Year orientation where we discuss in the ins and outs of the ministry, all of the different opportunities to serve, and how each group works. Adults and children are welcome. Please leave a message at the Music Ministry Office at (516) 781-3253 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the orientation. We will need the name of the person interested, whether they are an adult or a child, what group(s) they are interested in joining, daytime and evening phone numbers, and age if it is a child.
4th Annual Twilight Cabaret
September 27, 2014
Want to spend a night in Las Vegas listening to great music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin… without buying a plane ticket to the desert? St. William’s 3rd Annual Twilight Cabaret will bring that jazz-club evening to Seaford, NY!
Come enjoy a three-course dinner, unlimited wine and beer, an amazing professional 4-piece jazz band and singers performing some great Rat Pack favorites, and raffle and door prizes! Tickets are $45 per person, but if you book a table of 8 people or more, the price drops to $40 per person.
Download our ticket form and return it to The Rectory before September 22, 2014, or call the Music Ministry office for reservations at (516) 781-3253. You must reserve tickets in advance to attend, so buy your tickets now before we sell out!
Christmas Pageant & Advent Night
December 12, 2014
The School Gym
3rd Annual Candlelight Carol Sing
December 17, 2014
A wonderful event sure to become a holiday family tradition, attendees participate in singing familiar Christmas favorites as well as being entertained with the sounds of beautiful music provided by professional musicians, handbells and a wonderful group of singers. A featured moment of the evening is the singing of the familiar “Silent Night” carol with the church illuminated only by candlelight. Arriving early is recommended. Those arriving early (on or before 7:00pm) will enjoy warm cider or hot chocolate on the front plaza around a fire while a brass quintet serenades them.
Admission is free, although free-will offerings are accepted. Please bring your family and friends for an unforgettable event!
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Epiphany of our Lord
December 24 & 25, 2014
St. William’s Music Ministry celebrates the Christmas season with music from local professional musicians who join us for our Masses. Come join the Music Ministry on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Epiphany to celebrate the birth of our Lord!
|4:00pm||The Church||Brass, Cantor and Organ
(The Brass will play carols from 3:30pm - 4:00pm)
|4:00pm||The Gym||Pianist, Cantor and Instrumentalist|
|4:00pm||The Abbey||Pianist and Cantor|
|5:30pm||The Church||Folk Group|
|8:00pm||The Church||Cantor and Pianist|
|11:30pm||The Church||Brass, Timpani and Choir: Prelude of Carols|
|Midnight||The Church||Brass, Timpani and Choir: Midnight Mass|
|7:45am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm||The Church||Harp, Trumpet and Cantor|
Epiphany of our Lord
Please join our Choirs and Instrumentalists as we celebrate the arrival of the Magi to worship our Lord.
|9:15am||The Church||Children and Youth Choirs, Handbells, Trumpet and Timpani|
|10:45am||The Church||Adult Choir and Handbells, Trumpet and Timpani|
February 7, 2015
Take a break from the winter cold. Come inside and join us for delicious flavored coffees, desserts, snacks, and an evening of great entertainment!
Singers of Long Island
March 4, 2015
Please join us on the final night of our parish mission as the incomparable Singers of Long Island (S.O.L.I.) provide music for the evening as well as a brief program of select repertoire for your enjoyment immediately following the mission.
Paschal Triduum & Easter Sunday
April 2-5, 2014
Join our parish choir, Schola Cantorum, and musicians as we commemorate the Lord’s Last Supper, Death on the Cross and as we together await His resurrection. The Paschal Triduum is the most solemn of all times in our Liturgical Calendar. Those days, of course, lead up to the Glory of Easter and the discovery of the empty tomb.
|Apr. 2, 2015 — 7:00pm||Mass of the Lord’s Supper||Parish Choir|
|Apr. 3, 2015 — 3:00pm||Good Friday (Adoration of the Cross)||Schola Cantorum|
|Apr. 4, 2015 — 8:00pm||Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil)||Schola, Choir, Trumpet & Timpani|
Easter Sunday — April 5, 2015
|7:45am||The Church||Harp & Cantor|
|10:15am||The Church||Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor|
|11:30am||The Church||Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor|
|12:45pm||The Church||Harp, Trumpet, Organ, Timpani & Cantor|
Octave of Easter
April 12, 2014
We continue the celebration of Easter on the Eighth day with a solemn Mass at 9:15am with our Children and Youth Choirs, Timpani and Trumpet and our Adult Choir with Timpani and Trumpet at the 10:45am Mass.