Welcome to the Music Ministry Website of Sacred Heart Church!
The Catholic faith professes that creation is a gift from God and that we, by virtue of being creatures of God, are a reflection of His glory. At Sunday Mass, the music ministry of Sacred Heart seeks to return praise to God with the greatest possible reverence in thanksgiving for all that we have been given.
Come join the parish community of Sacred Heart at any one of the five weekend Masses. If you enjoy sacred music, our parish music program is superb. Opportunities exist for everyone and the information contained in the choirs section provides an overview that will help direct you to an ensemble that best suits you. We always welcome new members and this website will answer many of the questions you might have. Please feel free to contact the music staff for additional information.
Motet: In Paradisum Fauré
Sunday Vespers 2014-15
Sacred Heart will offer Solemn Vespers on seventeen Sunday afternoons during the 2014-15 season. Services begin 4:00 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. All services are sung by the parish's Schola Cantorum and feature Gregorian chant as well as a choral setting of the Magnificat, and a motet. This season's repertoire is diverse, ranging from music of the High Middle Ages to works by living composers. Several liturgies will be accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble. See the Vespers Music List for complete details. For more information click here or phone the rectory office at 973.748.1800.
New! Music List Now Online
The Music List for the 2014-15 season is now available online.
From September to June, the schola will perform at 40 liturgies and sing 35 distinct Mass settings in the context of the Sunday 12:00 noon Mass. For several of these performances, the schola will be joined by Ensemble Sacré Coeur, the parish's resident chamber orchestra. The first such collaboration will feature Fauré's Requiem at the 12 noon Mass on All Souls Days (Nov 2). Be sure to check the Music List of other performances this season.