"It is fitting that there be a cantor to direct and support the people's singing. Indeed, when there is no choir, it is up to the cantor to direct the different chants, with the people taking the part proper to them."
"It is the psalmist's place to sing the Psalm or other Biblical canticle found between the readings. To carry out this function correctly, it is necessary for the psalmist to be accomplished in the art of singing Psalms and have a facility in public speaking and elocution. Although this ministry is distinct from the role of the cantor, the two ministries are often entrusted to the same person."
If your parish cantors are in need of ministry refreshment or on-going training, we encourage you to consider contacting Joanne Uniatowski, diocesan cantor and Professor of Voice at Baldwin-Wallace University. Mrs. Uniatowksi is experienced at addressing various issues related to the Cantor ministry as well as technical vocal production, and has facilitated numerous workshops for area parishes. Other skilled cantor formation leaders are also available for facilitating such formation. To learn more contact the Office for Worship.
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