The Church has always believed that music (and art) can make one’s soul more disposed to receiving graces at Mass; therefore music is an important integral part in the Church’s Liturgies.
Many people sacrifice their time, effort, and talent to enrich the Mass with beautiful music through membership in the choir – for the “Greater Glory of God” as Johann Sebastian Bach wrote at the top of his manuscripts. Choir members come from all walks of life: There are quite a few teachers – retired or active, nurses, people that work at SUNY Oswego in various roles, engineers, retired construction workers, etc…. We all have one thing in common that brings us together: Namely, a love of music and our Catholic Faith. We do this by singing a very eclectic library of music. From Gregorian Chant to the Renaissance Masters (Palestrina) up to modern composers (i.e., Rutter).