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Winds, Brass, Strings...

posted Aug 14, 2015, 9:06 AM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 7:52 PM ]
In the old law, God was praised both with musical instruments, and human voices. But the church does not use musical instruments to praise God, lest she should seem to judaize... (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Encouraging others to make music is an essential part of our weekly prayer. At Immaculate Heart of Mary Church we believe that all instruments may blend together to glorify God in song. While we usually have trumpet for the Easter Vigil, the last few years we've had orchestral chimes for our Midnight Mass and wind players for Pentecost playing flute, clarinet, oboe and bass clarinet. We've enjoyed a tuba for The Epiphany of the Lord and our Mardi Gras Mass! Our school Masses used to regularly feature saxophone and trombone, and we've been fortunate to host both an entire string orchestra as well as a string quartet! We've also had cello and accordion play with us. So if you are a musician interested in sharing your talent, or know one, please contact Steven Vaughan, the Director of Music Ministry.