Music Ministry



Immaculate Heart of Mary Music Ministry Choir Announcement


As COVID guidelines have become more relaxed, choirs are returning to IHM.  If you choose to participate or have your child participate, please be aware that while singers and instrumentalists are welcome to wear masks, neither masks nor social distancing will be required nor are we in a position to inquire as to someone’s vaccination status.


Several opportunities are available in the Music Ministry.  Each of the groups include a variety of individuals, from professional singers and instrumentalists to people who have no experience but simply want to praise God and share their talents in service to the church!  We would love to have you join us.  For questions or to join a group, please contact the Music Director, Leo Schloss, in the Liturgy Office at 764-1143 or via e-mail at  The choirs (and their respective leaders) are listed below.


While it is not necessary for anyone to attend every rehearsal and service, we hope that you will join us for as many as possible.


Children’s Choir (Johanna Schloss)

The Children’s Choir includes public, private and parochial school children in grades 1 through 5.  The group usually rehearses for one hour, beginning at 6:30 p.m., one or two Wednesday evenings preceding the six to eight Masses per year at which they sing.  This group sings from word sheets (you don’t have to read music) and welcomes all skill levels.  Due to the overwhelming nature of the size of the congregation at Christmas, if your child wants to participate at Christmas, he or she must have participated in at least one Mass prior to December.  The first rehearsal will be September 28th at 6:30 p.m. and the first Mass will be October 8th at 5:00 p.m.


Teen Choir & Musicians (Johanna Schloss)

The Teen Choir & Musicians are students in middle and high school (grades 6-12) and beyond from public, private and parochial schools.  They sing and play at 6-8 liturgies per year and generally rehearse once or twice prior to each Mass.  The first rehearsal will be October 1st at 4:00 p.m. followed by Mass at 5:00 p.m.


Adult Choir (Andi McElravy)

The IHM Adult Choir invites men and women of our parish community who enjoy music, fellowship & the opportunity to enhance the liturgy through song and praise to join.  Rehearsals are generally two Wednesday evenings a month from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The choir sings at one liturgy per month.  The first rehearsal will be September 7th at 7:30 p.m. and the first Mass is September 18th at 11:00 a.m.


Cantors, Organists, Instrumentalists (Leo Schloss)

The role of the cantor is to lead the congregation in song.  The organists/pianists accompany the music of the Mass.  We are always on the lookout for additional musicians for services.