music ministry

how we jam

Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
— Psalm 102
 
 
 
 

our style

Traditional & Contemporary Gospel

We pride ourselves on the original beauty of gospel music and infuse a unique flavor with our multi-generational and multi-cultural influences. Consistent feedback that our sound and energy continues to enhance our community's faith and worship is motivation to continue our reputation as one of the most progressive music ministries in Manhattan.

 
 
 

praise with the pros

Music is not only a God given talent, but a craft honed through education, experience and relentless dedication.  All of our professional musicians hold degrees in music and collectively performed and composed on broadway, in-studio, the classroom and multiple professional venues around the world.

 

jamaal clark turpin

Broadway Singer / Performer

shaleah adkisson

Singer / Actress / Teaching Artist

kathleen kilbane

Vocal Specialist / Freelance Singer / Religion Teacher

gregory keith lathan

International Musical Performer / Entrepreneur / Composer 

 

music mantra

ONE

Play and sing solely for the glory and honor of God—uplifting those who seek him.

TWO

Music executed at its highest level makes Mass more prayerful, powerful and meaningful.  

THREE

Continually emphasize and practice excellence in musicianship.

FOUR

Encourage and amplify God's voice through congregational participation. 

FIVE

Let our voices be guided in prayer by the desire to serve and lift hearts towards God.

SIX

Reflect the beauty and diversity of our community. Let God do his work through our ministry.

 

our choirs

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PRAISE CHOIR

The Praise Choir is the principle vocal ensemble at SFDS. The Praise Choir sings weekly as well as performs at special Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas performances.

Rehearsal: Sundays at 10:00AM
Perform: Sundays at 11:00AM Mass

 
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coro en español

Este coro es para todos los que quieran armonizar en español! Perfecto para aquellos sin experiencia previa o con horarios ocupados. Este coro no tiene audiciones y está abierto a todos los feligreses.

Ensayo: domingos a las 11:30AM
Canto: domingos durante la Misa de las 12:30PM