Music helps us express what words alone cannot. When we are at Sunday Liturgy and all are lifting their voices in song, the sound of the assembly, celebrant, choir, cantor and organ creates a wonderful expression of faith.
Each member of the Diocesan Boys Choir has the opportunity to explore their faith through the music they sing. Equally important, they strengthen the faith of those around them with the beautiful melodies and texts which they present. By sharing the gifts God has given them, our Choir enriches the lives of many.
Rehearsal and Liturgy/Performance Schedule
The Diocesan Boys Choir usually rehearses about every First Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the Mid-Island Location (St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa, NY 11758). And we will also rehearse about every Third Thursday at 5:30* or 7:00* PM (*This depends on the Voice Part between unchanged voices sopranos and altos, or changes voices tenors and basses). There are several special events the Choir will participate in during the year and they are highlighted on the accompanying Calendar of Events. Please take the choir calendar into consideration when planning family vacations, especially around the November 18 Performance, the Chrism Mass of Holy Week.
PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY THE SCHEDULE AND MARK ON YOUR HOME CALENDAR
Music in the Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocesan Boys (and Teens!) Choir
Rockville Centre, New York
Download Boys Choir Handbook
*Schedule of Regular Rehearsals
About Every First Wednesday Evening of the Month
from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa, New York, 11758 (church faces Montauk Highway/Merrick Road). As per the calendar.
Sopranos and Altos: Un-Changed Voices
About Every Third Thursday Evening from 5:30 to 6:30.
As per the calendar.
St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Tenors and Basses -Changed Voices
About Every Third Thursday Evening from 7:00-7:45
As per the calendar
St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre Location
(Actually 1 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre)*
- About 60% of the boys are Unchanged Voices-Grades 3-6/7
- About 20% of the boys may have Change Voices-Grades 8, and some 7th.
- About 15% of the teens/High School are Tenors and Basses
(This was determined at the July Auditions or will be settled for returning singers at the Voice Checks)