Dear Parish Family,

Our parish music ministry is working hard on several projects and has a wish list of items that would help us in several different ways. 

Currently, we have nine rehearsals per week that include cantor formation, combined choir rehearsals, Simbang Gabi Novena, small instrumental ensembles, orchestra, teen choir, handbells, and more. We have completed three virtual choir recordings and have several more in production that will include Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone, Ave Maria by Caccini, and more. We are also working on Christmas Music.

With the exception of the instrumental ensembles, we rehearse via zoom. We create click tracks for singers to use in their practicing and upload their parts to create our virtual choirs. Everyone is working hard and we are all thankful for the continued opportunity to minister to our community. We love what we do and hope that we can provide some inspiration to others, especially during these difficult times.

We have listed a number of items below that would help us continue the work we have begun. Below, you will find our current wish list and benefits of listed items

Thank you in advance for your generosity,

Barbara Pinto-Choate

Director, Music Ministries


Microphones for amplification and recording projects for our liturgies

Needed:Audio Technica 853R Microphones

Number of Mics needed: 8

Number of Cables needed: 8

Cost per mic: $209.00

Cost per cable: $30.00

St. Augustine Hymnals from ILP Music

These hymnals would be utilized by all parish choirs to supplement music for our liturgies

Number of Hymnals needed: 45

Cost per hymnal: $16.00

ILP Lifetime Digital Library (Choral)

This digital library would give the parish a lifetime subscription to their present choral library. Additionally, this subscription would be valid for all their new and future choral music compositions.

$1347.00

ILP Music Lifetime Digital Library (Instrumental)

This digital music library would provide a lifetime subscription to their instrumental scored, both current and future publications.

$500.00

Advent and Christmas Music for Choir and Instrumental Ensemble called, “We Wait in Hope”

$400.00

Handbells or Choir Chimes

Please contact me at barbarapc@sjasr.org for more information on this. We are currently borrowing a set of Handbells from the Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers. We would love to grow a program here that would include a wide age range of participants.

Cost for Chimes or Handbells depends on the number of octaves purchased

Special Instrument Covers for the bells of wind instruments for indoor use

Special Choral Masks for Choir Members for use indoors that would allow for small ensembles indoors.

Number of Instrumental Covers needed: 19

Cost per instrumental mask ranges from $20.00 -$28.00 each

Number of Choral Masks needed: 47

Cost per Choral Mask: $25.00

Manhasset Music Stands

Two sets of six stands needed.

Cost per set: $195