Music makes the heart sing . . . Music gives wings to the soul
The variety of musical style and language represented in our parish choirs reflects the essence of St. Joseph the Worker, a multicultural parish united in faith and mission. We are blessed with nine wonderful choirs, which provide music on Sundays and other occasions. They move us, inspire us, and enable each of us to become active participants in the Mass.
Grateful to God for the gift of music, members of our parish choirs share their faith through music. They strive to enhance the devotion of the worshiping community and provide prayerful leadership to the assembly’s musical participation.
Traditional Choir: The 35-member choir leads the assembly regularly at 9:30 a.m. Mass. Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Eileen Wandel, Director
Contemporary Choir: Accompanied by instrumentalists on piano, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, percussion, drums, trumpet, and flute, the Contemporary Choir leads the assembly at 11:30 a.m. Mass on the first, third, and fifth Sundays.
Eileen Wandel, Director
Filipino Chorale: The 35-member Chorale leads the assembly at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on the second and fourth Sundays.
Sonny Fernando, Director
Hispanic Choir: This group of approximately 40 members (children, youth, and adults) leads the assembly at the Sunday 1:30 p.m. Mass. The choir is formed by vocalists, musicians, sound technicians, and PowerPoint operators.
Jorge Durón, Director
Hispanic Contemporary Choir: This choir leads the assembly at the Sunday 7:30 p.m. Mass. The group includes accordion, conga drums, and guitar to create a Latin rhythm and sound.
Alex Aldana, Director
Children’s Choir: Young people from the Religious Education Program, St. Joseph the Worker School, and the parish community are invited to participate in parish liturgies by joining the Children’s Choir. The children learn about singing and choral performance, while having fun and making new friends, and begin to learn about the role of music in prayer. No previous choral music experience is required.
Information: Parish Center
Vietnamese Choir: Consisting of approximately 30 members, the choir sings regularly at the Sunday 5:30 p.m. Vietnamese Mass, as well as retreats, funerals, weddings, and cultural events. On special occasions, the choir is accompanied by guitar, bass, organ, and drums.
Bao Dinh, Director
Young Adult Hispanic Choir: The Grupo de Jóvenes Adultos Nueva Generación en Jesucristo meets every Friday for prayer, praise, and worship. The 15-member Young Adult Hispanic Choir provides the music at these weekly gatherings and leads the assembly on the first Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Mass.
Lupita Martínez, Director
Charismatic Prayer Group Choir: The choir has 22 active members, who lead participants in songs of praise and worship at the Thursday evening Prayer Group gatherings as well as the monthly Healing Mass. The choir also leads the assembly the third Saturday of the month at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Tony Valera, Director