Gannon students express their faith in many ways; some through service, others through thoughtful discussion and still others through music.
The Chapel Choir, directed by Pam Verity, sings at mass, which is held in the Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel, located on Gannon’s campus. The choir sings and plays at Sunday Masses, held at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., and at community mass on Thursdays at 11 a.m.
Anyone who wishes to sing or play an instrument is more than welcome to join the Chapel Choir. Currently, the choir has over 25 members, including singers as well as those who play the guitar, violin, flute, saxophone and French horn.
The choir practices once a week on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Members are expected to sing or play at one of the Sunday masses, but are welcome to sing at more than one.
Sophomore mathematics major Patrick Chounet enjoys the camaraderie among members of the choir.
“I like being in Chapel Choir because everyone there is so friendly,” Chounet said. “I personally feel that being able to contribute to the mass makes you feel more involved, and I feel like I get more out of mass.”
Others – like Emily Wright, sophomore engineering major – enjoy the spirit of singing.
“I like that even as we grow into young adults, that same spirit that has been there from the time we were young is still there,” Wright said. “We are there by choice.”
Chounet encourages those who like to sing or those who just want to get more involved in mass to come to a Chapel Choir practice and experience it firsthand.
“We are always looking for new members, and everyone is welcome to come see what Chapel Choir is all about.”