Music

About the Music Ministry

The music ministry at Immaculate Conception Church is an active, all-volunteer program that serves the parish in all aspects of its worshiping life. There are three vocal ensembles, The Immaculate Conception Choir - for adults high school age and higher, The Immaculate Conception Chamber Choir - an audition only ensemble of 8 to 12 singers, and  the Children's Choir - for children in grades 3 through 8, Contemporary Ensemble and two Handbell Ensembles. Additionally, our Cantor Ministry leads and animates the congregational singing and proclaims the Word of God through music.  Our cantors are selected through audition with the Director of Sacred Music and Organist, Gary Gavula.   

The singing choirs, handbell ensembles and contemporary ensemble maintain an active rehearsal and liturgy schedule, providing music of the highest possible quality for our parish liturgies. These liturgies are at the heart of Christian life.    
The Music Ministry presents annually on the First Sunday of Advent   An Advent Festival of Readings and Carols and during the Easter Season   Sacred Music in a Sacred Space.  

The members of our music ministry participate in the program entirely in service to the parish through the spirit of Christian Stewardship: Time, Talent and Treasure.  New members are always welcome, for more information about any of our musical ensembles, please contact the Office for Sacred Music at (908) 526 - 3016 or by email ggavula@icsomerville.org.

 

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adult choir pic

gary conducting pic

About the Organ

Immaculate Conception Church is privileged and blessed to have a new pipe organ. Built by the Tennessee firm of Randall Dyer & Associates, the organ was very generously donated by a parishioner in loving memory of her parents, and was installed in 2002. The organ has 30 ranks of over 2000 pipes that are divided over three keyboards and pedals. Features of the organ include a Grand Trumpet, and a state-of-the-art computer playback system with MIDI digital interface.

 

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