Every time we assemble for liturgy, the texts of the Roman Rite urge us to join our voices with that of the angels in offering praise.
At Loyola University Chicago, there are many opportunities to express our song of praise. Three singing choirs presently exist as well as ample opportunities for instrumentalists.
Choirs and Ensembles
- The Morning Choir consists of students, community members, faculty and staff. This choir rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel and sings weekly at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. There is no audition for membership in this choir.
- The Schola Cantorum sings bi-weekly at the 5:00 p.m. Mass and sing a challenging repertoire of music from the church's rich history of choral music. Membership in this choir is open to students only. Students are able to take this choir for credit as course MUSC 108.The Schola Cantorum rehearses weekly during the academic year on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel. There are two requirements for membership: (1) Commitment to weekly rehearsal and the singing bi-weekly at the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass. (2) A vocal audition with the director.
- "The 9" sings at the Sunday evening Mass at 9:00p.m. This group was founded by Lisa Sroka, BA ’13, in the fall of 2012 and is student coordinated. It is comprised of students, faculty and staff praying a contemporary style of music accompanied by various instruments. The ensemble and choir rehearses at 7:45p.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel. There are no requirements for membership for singers. Instrumentalists audition for membership.
- "The 9" Music Ministry Retreat is coming up on September 13-15. REGISTER NOW!
Cantors come forth from the choirs and ensembles that sing in the chapel. If you have cantored in your parish we encourage you to inquire about cantoring in Madonna della Strada Chapel.
Have you played handbells? We have a brand new four (4) octave set of Malmark handbells and we are looking for 12 dedicated players to start a new handbell choir here at Loyola. Please email Steve if you are interested.
Pipe Organ in Madonna della Strada Chapel
Click for more information about the pipe organ in Madonna della Strada Chapel.
Please fill out the Becoming Involved In Liturgy Form to sign up and get started.
For more information, contact Steven Betancourt, Director of Music.