The Assumption Choir, comprised entirely of volunteers, sings weekly at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass from October through May and on the parish’s feast day The Assumption of Mary. The music draws from the rich history of sacred music in the Catholic tradition and from the German repertoire of the Gesangbuch, (People’s Hymnal) in the parish’s history music library.
Church history lists Josef Griehler as the first parish music director and organist, and he held that position from 1855 to 1867. Louis Sonnen served as director and organist from 1926 to 1997. Robert Kaiser was director of liturgy and music from 1997 to 2010.
Fred Graham is our current director of music and liturgy. He welcomes new members to the choir and encourages people to contact him at the parish office to learn more. Rehearsals are held 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room. For information about joining, please contact the parish music office at 651-224-7536.
To purchase either CD, please call 651-224-7536.
Music sample: "The Angelus" (3.4MB .WAV file)
Music sample: "Heilig Heilig Heilig" (2.6MB .WAV file)