Our Lady of the Lake Church Choirs and Music Ministry
Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church presently has five choirs and a vibrant cantor ministry leading the music at seven different Masses every weekend. All choirs have a leader in charge of their respective group. Any questions regarding the overall music ministry may be directed to Sharon Scharmer, Our Lady of the Lake Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 985-626-5671, ext. 102. You may also contact the respective group leaders outlined below..
Our Lady of the Lake Parish has a Cantor Ministry with trained cantors who are familiar with the Catholic liturgy and their role within the liturgy. If you are interested in becoming a cantor, please contact Sharon Scharmer to schedule an interview and audition.
If you are an organist or pianist interested in accompaniment duties in the music ministry, please contact Sharon Scharmer
The Traditional Adult Choir sings at various Masses in the church on most weekends throughout the year. Their repertoire includes a variety of music from Latin to contemporary. The Traditional Choir has traveled extensively throughout the world on pilgrimages. They present a program of Christmas music prior to Midnight Mass as well as providing music for all holy Week services and other special parish Masses. While reading music is an asset, it is not necessary. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center, with the exception of June and July. The director of this group is Sharon Scharmer at 985-626-5671, ext. 102, or email@example.com.
The Contemporary Adult Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass in the church annex. This group consists of several vocalists accompanied by guitar, piano and percussion. This group's style of music is Praise and Worship. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact group leader, Brian Bagur or Sharon Scharmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in the summer of 2011, the handbell choir is the newest addition to the OLL music ministry. This enthusiastic group is dedicated to bringing the joys of sacred music into worship through the use of English Handbells. We currently ring three octaves of beautiful Malmark bronze bells. The handbell choir, under the direction of Denise Heising, rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Contact Denise at email@example.com or 504-756-6550.
The OLL Children's Choir is open to all children in grades 3 through 7. This group rehearses on Wednesdays, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. All children in the Parish and School are welcome. Further information can be obtained from Music Director, Sharon Scharmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 985-626-5671, ext. 102.
The 7:30 p.m. Sunday Mass contemporary choir sings Praise and Worship music on Sunday evenings in the church annex. This group also is comprised of guitars, percussion and piano. The group leader is Brian Bagur who can be reached at email@example.com.
BRIDES - if you are looking for information on music guidelines for weddings please contact Sharon Scharmer at 985-626-5671, ext. 102, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.