Music in the Catholic Parishes of Borehamwood plays a key role in our praise and worship of Almighty God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When we give ourselves in prayer to God, the gift we give is magnified and returned to us many times over. When we sing together, we are in rhythm together, we breathe together and we blend with one another. Our individual voices combine and our sense of community is greatly enhanced.

The hymns and songs that we sing during the liturgy are chosen to emphasise the teachings and concepts of the scriptures proclaimed at the Eucharist. They help us to absorb God’s Word more fully, especially when we recall their message throughout the day and week after Mass. Music stirs our hearts in a way that words alone cannot.

Our Music Ministry is composed of dedicated singers and musicians who serve us by leading and supporting our active participation in worship. If you want to join, please contact our Director of Music Frances Novillo on 0771 4204201 or borehamwoodmusic@rcdow.org.uk

Sunday 10am – Borehamwood Catholics Band (at St Teresa’s)

The 10am band includes singers and instrumentalists of all ages who lead the 10am congregation singing popular Catholic songs from recent decades and past centuries in a modern style, currently accompanied by piano, drums, guitars, and saxophones. We also like to include worship songs by contemporary composers including Rend Collective, Stuart Townend, CJM, and Matt Redman.

A congregational setting of the Mass in English is always sung and our Director of Music trains individual singers to cantor the Responsorial Psalm in a modern style and sometimes also a Communion chant.

The band arrives at 9.30am on Sundays to rehearse together, and has additional rehearsals during the weeks leading up to special occasions, Christmas and Easter.

Sunday 12noon – Borehamwood Catholics Choir (at Ss John Fisher & Thomas More)

At our 12noon Mass the Allen Organ is played to accompany congregational singing led by a small choir of adults and children, and a violinist. Our repertoire includes familiar and traditional hymns, including some Latin. A congregational setting of the Mass is always sung along with the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. On special occasions, Mass concludes with a special organ voluntary.

The choir arrives at around 11.30am on Sundays to rehearse together, and has additional rehearsals during the weeks leading up to special occasions, Christmas and Easter.

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