| St John's Music Ministry Ensemble
Features Contemporary & Traditional Liturgical Music
|Music Ministry has always been a big part of life for me; even as a young girl in Lousianna I sang in every church choir I could. I studied vocal music and music theory in high school. In 1982 while teaching the chorus at Pensacola Catholic High I studied conducting under Dr. Witmore at Pensacola Junior College.
As a volunteer, In Feb. 1971, I founded the "St. John the Evangelist Music Ministry Ensemble" with the help of Mary Blake Harden, James Robbinette Sr. and the Grecu Twins. I have enjoyed working with the Ensemble every week since then. You can sing along with us, Sunday morning at the 10:30 Liturgy where I now conduct.
Other past experience includes directing music at NAS Pensacola Chapel, the Chapel at Corry Field in Warrington and Diocesan and City-wide Charismatic Renewal functions. My husband, Ted and I led the music at St. Anne's Church in Brownsville at the 4pm Saturday Liturgy for about 15 years. In 2005-2006, my husband, Ted and I enjoyed playing instruments for St. John's 12:15 Spanish Mass with Susan Henderson, directing.
We would be glad to provide music for your wedding, anniversary or funeral, etc.
Please, call at 456-1504 or click here to send an email .
|Pictured at left:
Simone & Ted, approximately, 1983, Guest speakers for the Mobile-Birmingham Diocesan Catholic Women's Convention, held at Orange Beach, AL. Title/Subject: "The Holy Spirit, Mover & Shaker"
At left and above wearing red: The Ensemble,
participating in Catholic Charities
3rd Annual Interdenominational Concert, "Celebrating Our Spirit Through Song",
a 2005 fund raiser
held at St. Ann's in Belleview.
|About the Director|
|St. John the Evangelist Ensemble - Ministers at every Sunday at the 10:30Liturgy|
|2005 Picture above, from left to right, back row: Anita Lagos (organist, pianist), Jerry Lagos (cantor), Paul Blake (anointed song writer, cantor, who playa drums), John Remich (guitarist, cantor), Ted Lawson (flautist, etc), and Chris Blake (cantor). Front row: Shirley Lagos, Rebecca Lagos, Valerie (cantor), Remich, Simone Simoneaux-Lawson (director), and Moira Sheridan. 2005 Member not pictured, Reagan Robison.
Our St. John's Music Ministry Ensemble, began as a Folk Group in 1971, around the same time, Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church began in Pensacola. Over the years, our group, now called a Music Ministry Ensemble, has been blessed with a wonderful blend of instrumentalists and both male and female vocalist. As of 2008, 5 of our members are Catholic converts, another blessing.
As of October 2008, we are welcoming 4 new vocalist.
|About the Music Ministry Ensemble|
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|Jerry, Chris, & John, Singing "Eternal Father" at Bayside Manor|
|Picture from the 2009 Ministries Fair|
|More pictures from the 2009 Ministries Fair|
|Picture from the 2005 Fund Raiser Concert at St Ann's in Belleview|