Small dedicated choir to add to the beauty of the services. Come and join us.

REHERSALS: Tuesday Evenings at 5:15 PM at Holy Trinity, Glendale Springs


Choir Master:  Linda Canata

  • Pastoral Music

    What Exactly Does a Pastoral Musician Do?          (and where did the choir mistress go?) Last summer it was my great joy to take a leadership role in the parish music program.  At that time, I asked to be called not the Choir Mistress, but the Director of Pastoral Music.  And then I never told anyone why. This month I would like to correct that omission. Our parish has a wide variety of ministries because we have been blessed with a wide variety of gifts. (If you want to see the list check out 1st Corinthians chapter 12.)  But all our ministries have one thing in common—they all use our gifts to build up the body of Christ. So, that is exactly what pastoral musicians do--we use our musical gifts to build up the body of Christ.  Pastoral musicians function as a team.  Within the realm of church music we also have various gifts.  Some of us sing, some of us serve in the bell choir, some of us accompany, some of us play instruments, and others teach and conduct.  But whether we play a tambourine or sing a solo in Latin, we do it all for the glory of God.  We never perform. We minister. That’s why we don’t much care for applause when we sing but we love to hear an Amen.  My job as the director of all these wonderful pastoral musicians is to support and facilitate their ministry.  And I hope that in that role I might also build up the body of Christ.   Linda Cannata, Director of Pastoral Music