Music Ministries



Great music and liturgy are at the heart of the worship life at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church Community. The assembly is encouraged to take a "full, conscious, and active" part in both the spoken and sung portions of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Visitors often comment on the strong singing of the hymns and service music by our assembly.




The Parish Choir sings at the Sunday 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and rehearses on Thursday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Choir members come from a wide range of choir experience but all make a significant contribution to our music-making. There are no auditions all are welcome.




Cantors for each liturgy come from the Choir membership. Their responsibility is to help lead the assembly's song in the singing of hymns, service music, and psalmody. All cantors receive training and coaching in preparation for their assigned liturgy which is about once every six weeks.


Concert Series


The St. Ignatius of Antioch Concert Series is unique in the Contra Costa and East County area featuring musical artists from around the Bay Area. Concerts are one hour in length and designed for people of all ages. There are no tickets for the concerts, however, a Free-will offering is taken to help provide a modest stipend for the performing artist as well as to defray the costs of the receptions that follow each concert.


Rodger's 958 Trilllium Masterpiece Pipe/Digital Organ


St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish is one of only three churches in the Diocese of Oakland to have the Organ as the principle instrument for all liturgies. Thanks to the very generous gift by a parishioner, we are blessed with a three manual and pedal Rodger's 958 Trilllium Masterpiece Pipe/Digital Organ. There are 16 ranks of windblown premium pipes totaling 1, 196 pipes and 58 digital voices that enable the organist to enhance the music of either worship or concert with solo or ensemble voices and to perform music of any period or style.