Music Ministry

St. Matthias Music Ministers are disciples who share faith and express the love of God and neighbor through music. Our primary goal as St. Matthias Music Ministry is the full, conscious and active participation of our faith community in our sung liturgy.

Please contact Joan Best Seamon, Pastoral Associate for Liturgical Music, to learn more about how St. Matthias Music Ministry might help you to grow, develop and share your musical gifts. Dates of our first rehearsals in September 2023 will be published in our weekly bulletin.


Adult Handbell Choir

The Adult Handbell Choir rehearses twice a month on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 until 8:30 PM.
The Handbell Choir rings at about 10 liturgies a year and welcomes parishioners who enjoy music and are interested in learning how to play handbells.  Contact Director, Dr. Sandy Licitra.


Youth Hand bell Choir

Our Youth Handbell Choir welcomes parishioners in GRADES 6 -12 who like music and are interested in learning how to play handbells. Rehearsal times and liturgies TBD. Contact Director, Dr. Sandy Licitra.


Children’s Choir

The St. Matthias Children’s Choir introduces the children of our faith community to the rich treasury of Catholic music, traditional and contemporary. The Children’s Choir welcomes young parishioners, grades 3-8, who are registered in our GIFT Religious Ed Program, St. Matthias School or who are home-schooled. Contact Director Joan Best Seamon.

Rehearsals take place on Thursday afternoons in church, starting on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

Rehearsal Schedule:

3rd and 4th graders rehearse from 3:30-4:15 PM;
5th – 8th graders sing from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.


To register your child/children for the Children’s Choir please click here.



The Ensemble is an auditioned double quartet that specializes in a capella signing.  The Ensemble sings at special liturgies throughout the year.  Contact Director Chris Rath.


10:00 Sunday Mass Choir

The 10:00 Sunday Mass Choir (Adult Choir) sings traditional and contemporary SATB sacred choral music. The choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30-9:15 PM and convenes on Sunday morning at 9:30. Parishioners with good voices who like to sing are most welcome to join. We especially invite singers with previous choral experience. Contact Co-Director- Joan Best Seamon or Co-Director and Composer-in-residence – Chris Rath.


Folk Group (Saturday 5:00 Mass Choir)

The St. Matthias Folk Group sings traditional and contemporary sacred music at our Saturday 5:00 Mass. The Folk Group welcomes parishioners who like to sing, have good voices and who enjoy attending the Saturday 5:00 Mass. Skilled instrumentalists are welcome too. The Folk Group rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:30 -9:00 pm and convenes for Saturday Mass at 4:30. Contact Director- Joan Best Seamon.



Volunteer Cantors lead our assembly in sung prayer at our weekend liturgies. Our cantor ministry welcomes trained singers who read music and have leadership ability. Cantors rehearse as needed, often before or after choir rehearsals. For more information contact: Joan Best Seamon.


Umoja Imani Gospel Choir

We convene our Umoja Imani Gospel Choir for special occasions throughout the year.