Holy Cross School students have the opportunity to sing with the choir for school masses and prayer services. The purpose of the choir is to enable children to experience being a part of parish ministry and to learn the fundamentals of choral singing and voice production. Prayer is a part of every rehearsal.
On rehearsal days, students go to choir in a group accompanied by a school staff member. Parents are asked to pick up choristers at 4:00 pm in the walkway outside of the meeting room. Children who participate in Holy Cross Day Care are escorted back to school when choir is over.
Given the large number of singers, good deportment and courtesy are required at all times. Students who find it difficult to be attentive will be asked to wait another year before joining choir. In order to be a member of the choir:
- Choristers must attend rehearsal every Monday when school is in session. Rehearsals are from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the meeting room under the parish hall. Occasionally, when there is a school holiday on Monday, rehearsals may occur on Tuesday.
- Choristers need to participate in parish masses at which the choir sings. These usually occur about once a month at the Saturday 5:00 pm vigil mass and occasionally at the Sunday 10:30 am mass with the contemporary choir.
- Choristers are encouraged to participate in other occasional events such as Pueri Cantores regional festivals.