Basilica of Saint John the Baptist

Music has been an integral part of our liturgies at the Basilica for over 40 years.  Our worship is organ and choral based using traditional hymns, acclamations, and choral anthems.  Music of integrity from the Masters (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Contemporary periods) are utilized.  The Basilica Choir is made up of volunteer singers from within our parish.  They sing at the 11:00 AM Mass every Sunday and on Christmas Eve (11:00 PM), Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and both Masses on Easter Sunday.  They also provide choral music at Weddings, Funerals, Downtown Choral Festivals and Evening Prayer as needed.  If you are interested in making a commitment to our choir, please contact Mr. Sullivan in the rectory.  


On Friday, May 8, 2009, the Basilica Choir traveled to Cleveland to participate in the 2009 Jubilation Choral Fesitval Competition - Final Round, sponsored by WCLV - FM.  The Basilica Choir presented a fifteen minute program at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland, before a large crowd of people.  Their program was broadcast live on WCLV.




Basilica Choir

Ruth Bazzoli, Ellen Bahl, Carole Bennett, Carol Capocci, John Capocci, Mary Kay Burnett, Paul Burnett, James GraySmith, Anne Kaminski, David Kaminski, George Mangus, Jennifer McDonald, Michael McDonald, Shelley Menegay, Bob Parenti, Bonnie Parenti, Anita Rabaa, Frederic Scott, and Terry Wise.


Cantors


Ruth Bazzoli

(29 years)

James GraySmith

(29 years)

Shelley Menegay

(15 years)

Michael McDonald

(9 years)

Frederic Scott

(9 years)

Robert Sullivan
Organist and Director of Music/Liturgy