St. Elizabeth Parish has a proud tradition of fine music making. The outstanding acoustics of our beautiful church provide an inviting and challenging environment for the ministry of music. Constructed in 1884 by the Odenbreet-Abler Organ Company, our pipe organ is a magnificent addition to each Mass. The original 8′ Diapason of English Nickel is still intact! The original casework still includes statues of St. Ambrose, Pope St. Gregory the Great, St. Cecilia, and two angels. At St. Elizabeth, music for worship spans the centuries from Medieval chant and Renaissance motets to the most contemporary literature.
Both trained and amateur singers alike make up our roster of musicians, and we are continually seeking new members. If you play an instrument or have a pleasant singing voice, please consider joining our ministry! The St. Elizabeth Choir regularly sings during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass from the Sunday after Labor Day until the Solemnity of Pentecost. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The choir explores all types of traditional sacred choral music with an emphasis on developing artistic skills such as sight singing, ensemble singing, and basic music theory. Cantors provide musical leadership at all principal parish liturgies including weekends, holy days, and other major celebrations. Cantors are selected by audition through the Music Office. Instrumentalists (strings, brass, keyboard, hand bells, etc.) are used in various liturgies for special occasions. Please contact Mr. Thomas Scuglik, our Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining!