Young Catholic Musicians

The Young Catholic Musicians

Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Christ
Young People Serving the Church through Musical Prayer

The Young Catholic Musicians are talented young singers and instrumentalists from 40 parishes and 3 diocese throughout the Metro St. Louis and Illinois areas. These young people, aged ten through eighteen, form an orchestra and choir of nearly eighty musicians.


~The Young Catholic Music will make their 40th Summer Concert Tour ~

Tour dates are: May 30 – June 7, 2015, to Cincinnati, Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio, and Indianapolis, IN. The Show-Choir style Rock N Roll concert will be performed at parishes, Fountain Square, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame among other places on tour.

  Activities on the tour will include: King’s Island; Wright Patterson AFB and a tour of Air Force 1 planes; Musical Theater; Nautica Queen (dinner/dance cruise); Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and Museum; Great Lakes Science Center; Great Wolf Lodge, Cedar Point, etc.
 The YCM will perform 5 concerts during the tour as well as lead the music
for 4 Masses on the weekends of the tour.

If you are interested in participating with The Young Catholic Musicians for 2015-2016
call Fr. Bruce H. Forman, Director of Music at 314-231-7464 for an audition
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What is the purpose of the Young Catholic Musicians?

The Young Catholic Musicians learn quality liturgical music, arranged for full orchestra and choir. Once each month, the young people lead the music for Mass at various churches.

The Young Catholic Musicians also perform two concerts during the year. In December, they perform a Christmas concert of sacred music (classical and contemporary). The young people take this concert on a weekend tour in January. They travel to a city located within a hundred and fifty mile radius of St. Louis

A spring concert featuring popular and patriotic music is performed in May. The young people perform this concert during a nine-day tour the second week of June, after school is completed. The Young Catholic Musicians Summer Tour destinations include: New York City, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Orlando, Denver, and New Orleans, to name a few.

Tell me more about the choir and orchestra.

The choir (including sopranos, altos, tenors and basses) gives strong vocal support to the congregation during Mass, encouraging full and active participation. The orchestra (composed of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion) enhances and energizes the sung prayer.

Am I eligible for membership?

The Young Catholic Musicians, founded in 1974, is open to people from all religious traditions, realizing that their talents and services will most often be dedicated to the congregations at Catholic parishes. There are no fees or dues included in membership.

When and where are rehearsals?

Rehearsals are held twice a month, more frequently as concerts approach. A schedule is published prior to the start of each season. Rehearsals are held at 816 Allen St., across from historic Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Soulard.

How can I become a member?

To schedule an audition or for more information contact Fr. Bruce Forman, the Director of Music, Phone: 314-231-7464 Email: , or Mrs. Mary Smith, the Director of Organization, Phone: 314-962-9260 Email: . 

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