Music Ministries

Music Notes

St. Jane Frances de Chantal welcomes registered parishioners to participate in Music Ministry.  Most participants are asked to have completed their sacraments through confirmation.  Children's choir participants must have completed their first Communion.  Opportunities for singers and instrumentalists are plentiful.

The Parish Choir is a group of parishioners that come together every Wednesday evening during the school year for rehearsal, and sing during the 9:00am liturgy most weeks.  Choir members have finished all of their sacraments, have musical experience (high school or college choir) and have had a vocal assessment with the Director.  See or call William Harrison to discuss joining!

Instruments in Praise is a group of parishioners that meets twice monthly to add music to Saturday afternoon worship at 5:00pm.  Members work independently to learn their music, and rehearse on Saturdays at 3:30pm.  Group members have finished all of their sacraments and have better than average ability on their instrument.  See or call William Harrison to discuss joining!

Children's Choir is a group of young parishioners that have completed their first Communion.  The group meets seasonally according to their availability and adds music to worship in the same manner.

William Sean Harrison, 33, a native of Detroit, MI is no stranger to the concert stage. Having hundreds of conducting credits on his dossier, he has proven time and time again that creative programming and use of local resources can provide new explorations in both sacred and secular music. Known for his eclectic and unique concert programming and diverse repertoire, he has delighted audiences for nearly a decade. William is a proud honors graduate of Cody High School and received his formal education at Wayne State University and Indiana University-South Bend. Currently, he is a Music and Worship graduate student at Liberty University. William has an active career as a pianist and conductor. Mr. Harrison served as music director at the Catholic Church of the Madonna in Detroit for over 10 years and currently serves as Director of Music at St. Jane Frances de Chantal parish in Sterling Heights, MI. William Harrison is the founder and artistic director of the Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir, a choir that placed first in the NANM International Spiritual Competition in 2005, and first place in the Detroit Spiritual Festival in 2007, and 2013. William resides in Detroit with his wife Jujuana, their daughters Jade and Jennifer, and their cat, LC.

 

William Harrison

Director of Music Ministries

(586) 977-8080, ext. 103
musicsjfparish@gmail.com