At St. Anna’s music is a wonderful blend of many different styles. Like the music of the city of New Orleans it draws on traditional genres inherited from classical tradition, and blends and flavors them with music from the Americas. The director of music works to keep the programming diverse while tying the musical themes in with the Scripture readings. A typical service might open with a hymn with harmony written by Johann Sebastian Bach and end with a rocking gospel rendition of the New Orleans second line classic “I’ll Fly Away.” With regards to musical styles our music ministry reflects the sign at the door “All are welcome, none are shunned.”

All that’s required for participation in the choir is a desire to sing. We rehearse before mass on Sunday.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Anna’s music ministry, or being a part of it all, email Dr. “Jimbo” Walsh  at jimbowalsh@cox.net .