Music for Weddings and Funerals

MUSIC FOR FUNERALS

The Cathedral Music Staff is honored and delighted to help you in preparing and planning your or your loved one's funeral liturgy.  As part of utilizing the Cathedral for this liturgy, we have included the services of two professional musicians: a professional cantor and/or a professional organist.  Should you desire additional musicians for your or your loved one's funeral liturgy, please contact the music director as soon as possible.  In choosing your music, it may be helpful to utilize YouTube, iTunes, and other media resources to listen to the selections listed on this form. Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have during this process.  Please complete the Funeral Liturgy Preparation Guide located in the side bar area and return it to the Cathedral Music Director by email at music@straymond.net, by mail to 604 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435, or in person to the Cathedral office, Attn: Marco Melendez, as soon as your are able.

 

MUSIC FOR WEDDING LITURGIES

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  We are delighted that you have chosen to celebrate the sacrament of Marriage at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.  As part of utilizing the Cathedral for your wedding liturgy, we have included the services of two professional musicians to help you celebrate your special day: a vocalist who will serve as the cantor and an organist/pianist.  Should you desire additional instrumentalists, including but not limited to a professional choir, string ensemble, brass ensemble, harpist, or any other solo instrument, we would be delighted to make those accommodations for you.  Please note that requests for additional musicians will require additional fees.  

In order to help insure that your wedding liturgy is both memorable and worshipful, we would like to assist you with selecting music for your wedding.   As this celebration is both a sacrament and a liturgy, it is necessary that all music selected for your wedding be both sacred and appropriate for this type of liturgy.  In order to assist you in selecting appropriate music, we have provided a number of musical suggestions below for each portion of the liturgy.  All of the music listed is also in the Cathedral’s hymnals and will therefore be available for your guests when invited to participate in this very special liturgy!  If you would like to request a piece of music not listed below, please contact me with that request at music@straymond.net or by phone at 815-722-6653, ext. 235.

Please complete the Wedding Liturgy Preparation Guide located in the side bar area and return it to me by email at music@straymond.net, by mail to 604 N. Raynor Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435, or in person to the Cathedral office, Attn: Marco Melendez, by no later than four weeks prior to your wedding date. In choosing your music, it may be helpful to utilize YouTube, iTunes, and other media resources to listen to the selections listed on this form. Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have during this process.  May God bless you on celebrating this special sacrament!

The Cathedral Music Staff is honored and happy to help you in preparing and planning your wedding liturgy.  Please feel free to contact the Cathedral Music Office at (815) 722-6653, ext. 235 with your questions.  We look forward to working with you.

 

 

Funeral Liturgy Preparation Guide

 

Wedding Liturgy Preparation Guide

 


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Cathedral Music Staff
 

Marco Antonio Melendez
Director of Music
Office: 815.722.6653 x235
music@straymond.net

Dr. Richard Siegel
Associate Organist

Heather Moreno
Music Ministry Associate
Sunday 7:00 PM Mass Cantor  & Guitarist

Phone: 708.539.8371
heather.moreno@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

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