Ministry of Cantor

Ministry of Cantor

Another aspect of the music ministry at King's is the ministry of Cantor. Having its roots in the synagogue tradition, the cantor has become an important ministry in Catholic worship. The cantor serves the community as leader of song and Psalmist at all Sunday liturgies.

Serving as the leader of all the sung prayer at liturgy, the cantor directs the faithful into a more full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy.

The cantors participate in training programs and workshops, designed to familiarize the student with the history of cantoring as well as its role in the liturgy. The workshop allows for the practical aspects of the ministry such as proper vocal use, movement, and the interpretation of text.

Cantors minister at all of the Sunday Liturgies-- 11a.m. and 8 p.m. They aid the Assembly in all aspects of sung prayer.

Cantors are encouraged to meet with the Music Minister weekly. This rehearsal plays an important role in helping the cantor learn new music, become at ease with the chapel, and improve their vocal technique.

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