Music Ministries

Music Ministry

Students are involved in Music Ministry as instrumentalists, vocalists, ensemble members, and leaders of song. All are welcome to join these ensembles and no auditions are required.

Chapel Choir

The Stonehill Chapel Choir consists of both singers and instrumentalists of all faiths who provide musical leadership for the college's primary liturgy, the 7:00pm Eucharistic liturgy on Sunday evenings in the Chapel of Mary.

The students involved in the Chapel Choir become a close body of people who experience development in musicianship, an understanding of the nature of sacred music, and the rich Christian experience that Campus Ministry provides.

The Chapel Choir provides music ministry at the majority of major events on campus including the Welcome Mass, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Baccalaureate Mass, Lessons and Carols, Lenten Tenebrae, and Gaudete liturgies. Individual students provide music ministry to several parishes in the Fall River and Boston Diocese, sharing the skills and knowledge that they learn while participating as members of the Chapel Choir.

While music remains the principle discipline of the Choir, the group is committed to ministerial education for its members throughout the course of the academic year. Retreats, fellowship and liturgical ministry are the interdisciplinary dynamics that contribute to the liturgical life of the Chapel Choir.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held in the Chapel of Mary.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Sundays, 6:00-6:45 pm

Singing Tours

One of the principle initiatives of the Chapel Choir has included domestic singing tours as well as singing tours of Europe. For some of our students, the international experiences will be an exclusive encounter with travel abroad. For others, the tour catapults them into discovery of the wideness of the world. The richness of the Choir tours - along with the ensued fellowship that inevitably occurs when singers travel and perform together - provides an indelible memory that will last a lifetime.

The Choir has traveled to Italy (2004 and 2008), Ireland (2006), and Paris and Le Mans, France, the home of the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Blessed Basil Moreau (2010).

To support the Chapel Choir singing tours, please consider making a donation through Stonehill's secure giving site. Please be sure to list "chapel choir" as your designation. We appreciate your generosity.

Handbell Choir

This three octave Handbell Choir is new to our 7:00pm Sunday Liturgies this year! All students are welcome to join, regardless of experience.

 Rehearsals

Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel of Mary