Music Ministry

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”  Psalm 98:4


Ministry Opportunities

You are invited and welcome to join one or more music ministry programs for parishioners grades 3 – 12 and Adults.

New members for our Adult Programs are welcome and accepted year-round.

Registration for our Children & Youth Music Ministers takes place after Labor Day. Please find the registration below and turn it in via email ([email protected]) or drop it off at the Parish Office. 

  • The primary function of the pastoral musician is to be rooted in the Gospel and to lead the singing assembly into prayer, through celebration, preparation, evaluation, education, and personal ministry.  The music ministry at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish helps enrich the faith life of all those celebrating liturgies and special masses. Our Resurrection Choir helps minister to those grieving the loss of a loved one at funerals. 


To learn more about the particular Music Ministry you are interested in, please get in touch with the designated Director for a list of requirements, expectations, and activities.


Music Ministry Staff

Director Of Music Ministry: Dr. Noriko Kasahara-Ernst

Office Phone Number: 248-615-5568

Email:  [email protected]


  • Adult Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
  • Adult Handbell Choir
  • Cantate Vocal Ensemble
  • Dei Gratia Quartet
  • Laudate High School Vocal Ensemble
  • Jubilate Middle School Choir - Grades 6 - 8
  • Youth Handbell Choir - Grades 6 - 8
  • Children's Choir - Grades 3 -5 
  • Female Trio
  • Men's Vocal Ensemble
  • 8-voice A Cappella Group
  • Resurrection Choir for Funerals

Associate Director Of Music Ministry: TBD 

Office Phone Number: 248-536-1153

Email: TBD

- Youth & Children's Cantor/Choir Ministry Director:  Grades 3 - 8

  • Associate Director & Accompanist for Adult Vocal Choir
  • Children's Choir - Grades 3-5
  • Youth Handbell Choir - Grades 6 - 8
  • School Mass Coordinator