Cantors

The Art of Cantors

The Art of Cantors

The Art of the Cantor This article is the first of a series, by various authors, on different liturgical ministries. What is a Cantor? To some, this may seem obvious. However, the cantors role can be a very flexible one, and varies from parish to parish. In some communities, the-musical director is the cantor: conducting(…)

The Cantor in Liturgical Celebrations

The Cantor in Liturgical Celebrations

Cantors You should write out and perhaps commit to memory what you are going to say to introduce this music to the assembly. Speak¬¨ing without a prepared text usually leads to rambling. Be concise. And always have your text in front of you -just in case. Speak clearly and distinctly. If you are nervous, you(…)

The Cantor’s Songs

The Cantor’s Songs

The Cantors Songs The psalms constitute the largest and most significant body of material for which the cantor is responsible. They are integral to celebrating the eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours and most of the churchs other rites. The psalms are essential to the structure of these rites and to our feasts and seasons.(…)

Cantors & Songleaders – Do’s & Dont’s

Cantors & Songleaders – Do’s & Dont’s

These suggestions are directed specifically to the parishioner who is becoming or has become a song leader and cantor. Do 1. Sing in such a way that you pro¬¨claim the praises of God. 2. Reflect on the Sunday Scripture passages well before the liturgy. It will help you to focus your attention during the readings(…)

Communication for Cantors

Communication for Cantors

Cantors A few thought& offered to assist those in the ministry of Cantor to communicate effectively. Through the ministry of Music the liturgical assembly can be united in the prayer and enlivened in their joyful praise of God. The Cantor is in a unique position to draw out of the congregation a participative response. In(…)