The Festival Choir is comprised of alumni/ae, members of the college community, parents of alumni/ae, Continuing Education students, and faculty and staff who worship regularly in the Chapel on Sunday mornings. Repertoire is traditional and section leaders are provided for specific voice parts. All levels of musical talent are welcome. nd no audition is necessary! Please email Ray Yu firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-767-7508 if you are interested in joining.
I love singing with the 10AM Choir for several reasons. I feel a very spiritual connection to God and the Assumption Community when I sing. The mass has more meaning for me when I sing, and it is a great joy to be able to sing such beautiful melodies that compliment and enhance the church service.
-Melanie DeMarais, alto (HA'92)
Office for Institutional Advancement
I graduated from Assumption in 1963. I sang in the Glee Club then under the direction of Dr. Mirliani who was also the music director at Holy Cross. Since singing again at Assumption, I've come to appreciate how spiritual and holy the atmosphere is at the school. I personally travel almost 2 hours each way to the rehearsals and masses because I feel strongly that Jane has taught me a lot and continues to do so! Along with Frank's very impressive accompaniment it's easy to learn new music. By the way, it's a lot of fun and I've made some nice new friends.
-Paul Raymond, tenor (’63)
St. Augustine said "He who sings prays twice." I don't read music, but I
have a decent ear and I can carry a tune. The 10AM choir is an excellent
opportunity to "pray twice". It is a supportive group, well led, and it is
great fun to be able to participate.
-Dr. Paul Mahon, tenor ('66)
Professor of Biology
Singing with the 10AM choir has added to my own personal development , increased my concentration and overall energy. It has been a learning (I don't read music) experience with genuine enjoyment and satisfaction and it's FUN. I love to sing and the choir gave me the opportunity to do this with a great group of members under talented leadership.
-Linda Haddad, soprano
Joining with others who revel in standing in the midst of a wonderful and moving sound is something to experience. I have read that singing is the highest form of prayer and one needs only to try it once to know that it is true. You don’t have to have the greatest voice God ever created. But He did give all of us talent and I believe Jane has taught us all how to use that talent. My hope for the Choir is that it will grow not just in overall size but that we will represent all the different ages attending the 10 A.M. Mass.
-Geri Smith, soprano