Music Ministry

Welcome to St. Marianne Cope Music Ministry!

Here at St. Marianne Cope we have a rich and unique musical heritage, and it is the goal of our music ministers to enhance and enrich the prayer of our gathered congregation. Through the hard work of many talented and enthusiastic volunteer ministers, St. Marianne Cope's music ministry leads the community in song at many liturgies throughout year, in the form of six choirs, several cantors, and instrumentalists. 

Monthly Music Selections

Funeral Liturgy

Wedding Liturgy 

Cantor & Accompanist Schedule 

This Week in Music Ministry:

HAPPY EASTER!! ALLELUIA!

Easter Lessons & Carols:

           2:00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral 

If you are new to our the St. Marianne Cope Parish, we offer you a warm welcome, and ask that if God has gifted you with the ability to carry a tune you might consider joining music ministry. You can read about the various choirs we have below and decide which you might like to join.

  • Good Shepherd: Has a group of singers that have a wide variety of backgrounds and leads in worship weekly at the 9:45am mass. In addition to leading in congregational song, the choir frequently provides preludes and communion meditations drawn from the rich repertoire of sacred choral music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:00-9:00pm in the Chapel, and new voices are always needed in all sections. Contact St. Marianne Cope's Music Coordinator, Robert Manners, at robert.manners@dor.org if you have an interest in joining.

  • Guardian Angels:  The Ensemble at GA leads weekly worship at the 11:30am mass. They provide a wide variety of praise and worship music as well as selections of hymns and songs from our hymnal. The Ensemble rehearses weekly at GA on Wednesday Nights in the church from 7:00-9:00pm.  If you have any interest in joining the Ensemble please contact music director, John Bunce Jr., at john.bunce@dor.org for more information.

  • St. Joseph's: Getting up bright and early to lead the people in worship at the 8:00am mass is no easy task, but every week the choir at St. Joseph's provides varied musical selections of sacred choral music in a variety of ways. Music Director Pam Ebersold is always eager for new members, rehearsals are from 6:45-8:00pm on Tuesday nights in the choir loft, contact her at pebersold@rochester.rr.com if you would like to join the choir or have any other questions.

  • RHYM: Rush Henrietta Youth Ministry, is our teen & Children's choir.  They offer an enlivening selection of music and make it their mission to come to one mass in the fall and one in the spring at each of our sites.  If you have questions about RHYM or an interest please contact Gina Jennison at gina.jennison@dor.org or follow this link to the RHYM page.

  • Resurrection Choir: This is a ministry provided by our retired members of music ministry.  They are willing to give their free time to come sing for funerals, weddings, and other events at all three churches, to help celebrate the life of others in Jesus Christ. Rehearsals are on select Monday afternoon's at 1:30pm. A flexible schedule is preferred, but anyone is welcome to join this ministry. Contact Robert Manners for more information.

  • Festival Choir: Singing for Christmas and Easter can be a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. It is the job of this choir to enhance the Christmas Eve and Holy Triduum Liturgies through music. This choir is made up of members from all three churches, as well as instrumentalists, and is a representation of the entire parish coming together to celebrate these holiest of days. Any parishioner is welcome to join; rehearsals vary depending on the season, but please contact Robert Manners if you are interested in joining.  

Any other questions you have regarding music ministry at St. Marianne Cope Parish can be directed to Robert Manners via email.

Music Ministry Staff

Robert Manners  Coordinator of Music         

 robert.manners@dor.org            Office: 585-334-3518 x.1107  Personal: 585-469-6446

John Bunce Jr.          Director of Music 

 john.bunce@dor.org

Pam Ebersold            Director of Music

 pebersold@rochester.rr.com

Ed Leicht             Accompanist 

 edleicht@frontiernet.net

Irina Lupynis            Accompanist

 ilupines@esm.rochester.edu

Pat Pogue               Accompanist

 pogy227@gmail.com