Music Ministry

The Music Ministry offers opportunities to express our faith with a variety of musical experiences for each Mass. For special feasts and celebrations, we join together to form one choir with many voices and instruments. We want to alleviate any reservations you may have about joining the Music Ministry. Formal training in music is not required. All you need is the desire to sing or play an instrument. Whether you would like to join us weekly, for a special time of year, or just for a specific event, you are always welcome!

our choirs

9:00 am

This choir blends complex melodies and rich harmonies in a broad range of musical styles from Gregorian chant to contemporary settings of classical sacred music. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Michelle Pokelwaldt 865.773.2683

11:00 am

This choir blends a variety of musical instruments and voices in a style that is more contemporary. The repertoire includes music for Catholic worship from today’s most recognized composers. Rehearsals are bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Contact: Ashton Gallagher 407.378.3168

5:00 pm

This new choir is composed of youth and young adults. The youth choir encourages development
of worship leaders while nurturing musical ability and education and fostering a love and enjoyment for a wide
variety of sacred music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. Contact: Ashton Gallagher 407.378.3168

1:00 pm

Many instruments and voices join to celebrate our faith for the Mass in Spanish. Rehearsals are
biweekly on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Contact: Esteban Salazar 423.424.9645

Cantors play a special role in leading the assembly and proclaiming the psalms. We utilize cantors at all our masses, and being a cantor requires excellent singing ability, strong music reading and interpretation. If you would like to learn more about serving as a cantor in our parish, Contact: Glenn Kahler 865.385.8402


By serving as a Music Minster at Sacred Heart, you have the opportunity to be enriched in a special way, and to sing/play and pray in a ministry that works hard and has fun. You will be richly blessed!

Our Team



L-R:  Glenn Kahler,  Michelle Pokelwaldt, Ashton Gallagher



L – R: Natalie Kimbro, Esteban Salazar, Robert McCarter