The Boys’ Choir (3rd – 8th grade boys)
2019-2020 Season
Rehearsals are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday (with some deviation, as noted below) from September through May, from 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. in the choir room at the main campus of the church.  Attendance is mandatory so singers have ample opportunity to thoroughly learn each song before leading the congregation during mass.     


6:00 – 6:50 PM


September 12, 2019

September 26, 2019

October 10, 2019

 October 13 — 9 a.m. Mass

Opening Song: All the Ends of the Earth

New Gloria

Presentation: River of Glory

Communion Song: You Alone

Closing: Let the River Flow

October 17, 2019 (NOTE: extra rehearsal with Girls’ Choir)

October 24, 2019 

(No rehearsal November 7, 2019 – MACS out of school)

 November 10 — 9 a.m. Mass

Send Your Glory Down

Gloria (Mass of Renewal
START AT :47 SECONDS (skipping Kyrie)

Psalm 17

Gospel Acclamation

Because the Lord is My Shepherd

On Eagle’s Wings

Turn Our Hearts Around

Eternal Father Strong to Save


November 14, 2019

 (No rehearsal November 28, 2019 – Thanksgiving Day)

December 5, 2019 (extra rehearsal with Girls’ Choir)




  December 7  — 11 a.m. to noon
Christmas Caroling
Santa’s Craft Show at St. Matthew (annual holiday craft fair)

Jingle BellsLittle Children, Can You Tell? (Grace Notes)Silent NightAway in a MangerThe 12 Days of ChristmasOne Holy Night in BethlehemAngels We Have Heard on High
O Come, All Ye Faithful
What Child Is This?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Hark! The Herald Angels SingBy the Star Joy to the World

We Wish You a Merry Christmas


December 8 — 9 a.m. Mass 

Opening Hymn: A Voice Cries Out

Psalm 72

Advent Gospel Acclamation (verse 2)

Presentation: Lo, How a Rose E’er Bloooming

Communion Chant: Draw Near

Communion: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Meditation: O Emmanuel

Closing: Let the King of Glory Come


December 12, 2019 (with Girls’ Choir)


December 19, 2020 (with Girls’ choir)
(extra rehearsal for Christmas Eve)



December 24 — 4 p.m. Mass


Children’s Christmas Eve Mass


Prelude: Unto Us

Opening Song: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Psalm 96  Today is Born Our Savior

Advent Gospel Acclamation (verse 5)

Presentation: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Communion Chant: Draw Near

Communion 1: Silent Night

Communion 2: What Child is This?

Closing: Joy to the World


(No rehearsal December 26 or
January 2 — Christmas Break)January 9, 2020 
January 12 — 9 a.m. Mass
The Baptism of the LordOpening: Rain DownPresentation:  We Belong to YouCommunion: River of Glory 

Meditation: New Creation


Closing: I Send You Out


January 23, 2020


February 6, 2020 (extra rehearsal with Girls)


February 9 — 9 a.m. Mass

Opening Song: Many and One

Presentation: We Are Your Love

1st Communion Song: One Bread, One Body

2nd Communion Song: Shine Jesus Shine

Closing: Go Out, Go Out


FeFebruary 13, 2020

February 27, 2020


March 8 — 9 a.m. Mass
Second Sunday of Lent



Opening Song: Our God is Here






Gospel Acclamation


Presentation: Save Your People


Latin Chant Mass
IMPORTANT: Start at 1:10 into the example provided. This Kyrie at the beginning of the examle is NOT the one we’re singing. 


Communion Chant: Draw Near
Start at :45  into the example provided


Communion Hymn #1: Transfigure Us, O Lord


Communion Hymn #2: I Have Loved You


Closing Hymn: We Are Called



March 12, 2020

March 26, 2020

April 30, 2020 

(We will not be singing April 12 mass,
as it is Easter Sunday)
 May 10 — 9 a.m. Mass (Mother’s Day)


May 14, 2020
End of Year Ice Cream Party

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Parish Center Gym

Parent Involvement
Rehearsals are held in the choir room. Parents may wait in the rehearsal room (if space permits,) in the Sanctuary, or return to pick up your child by 7:00 p.m. Parent (or other adult) involvement is welcomed, so please feel free to volunteer. St. Matthew is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our faith community, especially children and vulnerable adults. All parish volunteers must be in compliance with the Diocese of Charlotte Safe Environment policies listed on the St. Matthew website here.


Contact Information
Kathy Exler Davis,  Children’s Choir Director


St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
P.O. Box 49349
Charlotte, NC 28277
(office phone) 704.543.7677


St. Matthews Music Ministry