The St. Timothy Choir is made up of a very dedicated group of 130 men and women from all over the world now living in the unique retirement community, known as The Villages, located in Lady Lake FL. In the past five years, the choir has been under the direction of Bill Doherty who is also the General Director of the Central Florida Lyric Opera Company and the Villages Lyric Opera and Orchestra. Throughout the course of a year, St. Timothy's Choir sings at the 9:00 AM Mass every Sunday and on other special occasions at the Church. They hold as many as six formal concerts each year for the Parish and have also sung for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in Rome. They have traveled to Jerusalem to perform the world-premiere of Maestro Bill Doherty’s “Messa di Requiem” and have sung for concerts and liturgies various other Churches and performance halls throughout Florida. In October 2015, the St. Timothy Choir will travel to Ireland for a pilgrimage and to perform the world-premiere of Bill Doherty’s newest composition “I Am of Ireland” in Dublin. New choir members are welcomed every Wednesday at 3:00 PM in the church.
St. Timothy Music Ministry has a very active Cantor program with over 30 cantors. Those wishing to become a Cantor should first join the Choir and may sign up for the Cantor Ministry at the Choir rehearsal every Wednesday at 3:00 PM or by contacting the Director of Music, Bill Doherty at the Church.
The handbell choir is a small group of 14-15 people, dedicated to playing our 3-octaves of Malmark handbells and chimes. The group rehearses on Wednesdays at 12:30 and rings at one Mass each month on a rotating basis. Ringers are responsible for 3 bells and 3 chimes each and are expected to practice on their own, in addition to weekly rehearsals. We perform at other occasions during the year, including The Villages annual Christmas Parade in December.