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Noel Jones has since been on the faculty at a Catholic diocesan high school and is now writing a series of guides to singing liturgical music at 

www.basicchant.com

His books are available at Aquinas and More, Amazon.com and your local book store.

To contact him: noeljones@usit.net

September 2006 - August 2009

Welcome from the Director of Music

Welcome to our website. We maintain this site for the new church member who wants to know more about musical opportunities as well as members who want to know more about what is coming up for music at Mass.  The traditional music of the Mass is coming back to many Catholic churches, just before those who studied it, sang and played it, and have not forgotten their love for it have left the earth.  And St. John Neumann is helping bring back and preserve that music

A Choir School is more than just people rehearsing on Wednesday night and singing at Mass on Sunday morning.  A Choir School builds singers, young and old, introduces singing sacred music to people of all faiths through training and singing and preserves the tradition of music in the Church.

If you love good music, we have what many have called one of the best Catholic Church choirs in America....and great people as well in the choir. Music at Mass offers you a chance to sing, listen and meditate over the Sacred Mysteries of our Faith, as Catholics have done for centuries.  If you want friendship and fellowship, consider joining one of our choirs.  You will be able to find a choir that sings music that you like...and friends as well.

And you do not need to speak English to join the choir.  We welcome all.  The tones of voices from different countries make a beautiful sound together. And as one church puts it so politely -  if God has blessed you with worldly goods, a donation will be greatly appreciated. It will go to maintain our musical work here.  

May God bless you and keep you in his care.

NOEL JONES, AAGO

Saint John Neumann Catholic Church

Knoxville, Tenneessee

Saint John Neumann Catholic Church musicians strive year round at Saturday Vigil and Sunday Morning Masses to come closer and closer to the goal of creating music at Holy Mass that focuses on preparing us to receive the Blessed Sacrament and in giving thanks for this Divine Gift.

To do this we seek out music that is truly Catholic...in theology and in style.  

Microphones are not used for singing, only the voice as given by God is heard.  Singing is unaccompanied or accompanied by organ.  The organ is the primary instrument of the church, after the voice.

We recommend very highly the Chabanel Psalms for churches who are striving to find a better way to sing the psalms in the Mass.  We have been evaluating many forms of singing the psalms over the past two years, and as you may see, we are currently trying yet another to evaluate them.  The Chabanel Psalms have been the most effective ones we have found so far that follow closely the lectionary of the USCCB.

• Saturday Evening 

Vigil Mass - 6:00

Hymns, English and Gregorian Chant

Entrance Hymn

Glory to God 

Responsorial Psalm - Breaking Bread or  Chabanel Psalms or Psalm Tone

Alleluia

Offertory Hymn

Sanctus - Gregorian Chant - Latin

Acclamation - By Flowing Waters

Amen By Flowing Waters

Agnus Dei - Gregorian Chant

Communion - By Flowing Waters Psalm

Evening Hymn


• Sunday Morning 

Mass - 8:30

Hymns, English and Gregorian Chant

Entrance Hymn

Glory to God 

Responsorial Psalm -  Breaking Bread or  Chabanel Psalms or Psalm Tone

Alleluia

Offertory Hymn

Sanctus - Gregorian Chant - Latin

Acclamation By Flowing Waters

Amen - By Flowing Waters

Agnus Dei - Gregorian Chant - Latin

Communion - By Flowing Waters Psalm

Hymn After Mass


Mass - 10:30
Choir - Choeur Liturgique

Hymns, English and Gregorian Chant

Entrance Hymn

Glory to God 

Responsorial Psalm -  Breaking Bread or  Chabanel Psalms or Psalm Tone

Alleluia

Offertory Anthem - Choir

Sanctus - Gregorian Chant - Latin

Acclamation By Flowing Waters

Amen - By Flowing Waters

Agnus Dei - Gregorian Chant - Latin

Communion - Communio

                      By Flowing Waters Psalm

Hymn After Mass



• There is a Guitar Mass Sundays at 6:00 PM, independently directed by Dr. Stephen Anderson.


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Many of these musicians come together for major feasts.  Choirs sing at all Holy Day Vigil Masses.


Harmonia Vocal Quartet, a professional ensemble, sings at Masses as well.  We are pleased to have them creating music at this church and cannot thank them enough for bringing Music of the Catholic Church out of the concert hall and back into the church where it originated.




Evening Prayer

To prepare for rehearsing each week, we are singing Evening Prayer after 6:00 Mass.

Members who attend Mass, please move to the right transept after Mass, members who arrive during Mass, meet on the church steps.

An explanation of Evening Prayer

Another outline of Evening Prayer

Evening Hymns

O Trinity of Blessed Light • Bromley Tune

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02 Stewart_ Psalm 23, _The Lord Is My Shepherd_

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03 Bromley

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16 Sing Joyfully

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06 I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes ;Ps121 _Davies

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