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FUNERALS

Ethereal & Uplifting

When you book me to sing for the funeral of your loved one, you are getting so much more than just a singer. I also accompany myself of piano instead of using just backing tracks, creating authentic and engaging live music ambience. My hymns and songs are fully customized specifically to your requests. With a very large repertoire, plus an uncanny ability to learn new music quickly, just let me know what your loved ones favourite song or hymn requests are and I’ll make sure to include them in the service. I take care of absolutely every aspect of the music and am very happy to download any recorded music requests and anything else you need.  Please scroll down for religious and non-religious live song samples that you can listen to.


As a certified Catholic cantor, chorister and soloist at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, I have gained the skills and knowledge to sing sacred music professionally and appropriately and not like a pop singer.  I can also assist you in regards to the specific requirements and boundaries for Catholic funerals to ensure that all of the music is beautifully fitting. I will guide you on all of the different parts of the service/mass which require music and ensure that all of the choices are in line with Catholic funeral guidelines, as issued by the Archdiocese.​​

Contact me anytime for a chat or to reserve my services today.

 
 
 

CHOOSING THE MUSIC

Please don't be overwhelmed or intimidated by this as I will help you.  When planning a Catholic funeral mass, you will need music for the following parts of the mass (see below).  I have included a selection of the most popular approved Catholic funeral hymn ideas which you may find helpful to get you started. I am very happy to perform any hymn and have a huge repertoire of music outside of these ideas so don't be afraid to ask or suggest your favourite.

I also sing the parts of the mass as well as the Song of Farewell during the incensing of the coffin.

For a funeral with no mass, (Catholic or non-Catholic), you will need the Entrance hymn/song, Psalm (optionally sung), Reflection hymn/song (optional), Recessional hymn/song.

Approved Catholic Hymns

Entrance hymn

- Be not afraid

-Here I am Lord

-You are mine

Responsorial psalm

-The Lord's my Shepherd (Crimmond)

Offertory hymn

-Eagle's wings

-Ave Maria

-Be still my soul

-Abide with me

-I am the bread of life

-Pie Jesu


Communion hymns

-Panis Angelicus

-I am the bread of life

-Christ be with me

-Humbly we adore thee

-Ave Maria

-Jesu Joy of man's desiring

Recessional hymn

-How great thou art

-Hail redeemer, King divine

-Christ be our light

-Ode to joy

-Amazing grace

-Be not afraid

-You are mine

Funeral Songs for non-Catholic services

To where you are - Josh Groban

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Middler

The Prayer - Celine Dion

Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Time after Time – Cyndi Lauper

My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole

We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

In the Arms of an Angel – Sarah McLachlan

Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You Raise me up - Josh Groban

Dance with my Father - Celine Dion

Bridge over troubled water - Various

I will always love you - Whitney Houston

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

 

"Dear Rebecca,

Thank you so much for your singing. It was magnificent and something which Dad would have loved and probably cried on hearing those songs. All our friends said the same - actually blown away with your voice.

Thank you once again"

Christine Thompson 
8th March, 2017

 

CONTACT ME

0412 252 760