Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Music Ministry

The musical tradition of the universal church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.

Holy Scripture, indeed, has bestowed praise upon sacred song, and the same may be said of the fathers of the church and of the Roman pontiffs who in recent times, led by St. Pius X, have explained more precisely the ministerial function supplied by sacred music in the service of the Lord.

Therefore, sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites. But the church approves of all forms of true art having the needed qualities, and admits into divine worship. 

(Sacrosanctum Concilium #112)

 


Mass of the Resurrection - Randall DeBruyn (b. 1947)

Mass of the Resurrection; Randall DeBruyn, b. 1947, © 2002, 2009, Randall DeBruyn.
Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

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Beginning February 28, 2021 we will be introducing a new musical setting of the Mass: Randall DeBruyn’s Mass of the Resurrection. This is a project we planned for last year but postponed due to the Covid-19 shut-down. We will be singing this musical setting of the Mass for Lent and Easter, through the celebration of Pentecost on May 23, 2021.


Randall DeBruyn is an accomplished composer, arranger and pianist with more than 50 years of experience. In all his writing, the goal is to inspire worship of God through music, the heavenly language. He studied music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and graduated with a doctor of musical arts in composition and theory from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He worked for Oregon Catholic Press for more than 30 years, most as executive editor of English-language missals and hymnals. He is the editor of many hymnals, including “Choral Praise,” the choir hymnal we use here at Immaculate Conception. In his retirement, he continues to serve as a member of OCP’s music selection committee. He has many years of experience in parish music ministry.


In addition to his OCP octavos and collections, Randall has also written several original scores for the internationally known religious dramas and films of actor Leonardo Defilippis and St. Luke Productions (St. Francis, St. Maximillian Kolbe and St. John of the Cross). Currently Randall resides in the Portland area with his family. He is working on a new collection of liturgical music as well as his Emmanuel Symphony.

 

Our regular Choir activities are suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. 
Please reach out to Dr. Gray with any questions about our Music Ministry.

Adult
Choir

Practices September through June, every Thursday evening from 7 - 8:30pm on the choir risers in the church, and sings on Sundays at 11am Mass.  All are welcome to attend!  This choir fosters the musical advancement of adult singers in a fun and educational environment.  Reading music is not a requirement, but each singer should be able to accurately match pitch.

Young Adult Choir

 
Any young adults (middle school/high school) interested in participating in music ministry should contact William Gray.  Students who sing or play any kind of instrument are welcome!

Children's Choir

 

All parents whose children would like to sing should speak to William Gray about their participation.  Children of all ages and are welcome!

Meet our Music Director

Please contact William Gray
Director of Music Ministries

If you are interested in enhancing Mass with your gift of music.
music.immaculateconception@gmail.com    or 399-9168 ext 225