The choir of Holy Cross rehearses every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.
Please join us.   A music folder will be waiting for you.







Shreveport, Louisiana
previously the parish of St. Mark’s Church, now St. Mark’s Cathedral

St. Mark’s Church
William B. Reeve     1905
Leo Bonnell Pomeroy     1920-1927
Bertha Moore     1928-1948
William C. Teague     August, 1948-1954

Church of the Holy Cross
Robert Searcy     1954
Edna Fitch     1955
Mamie Spence (Mrs. Raymond L. Spence), Organist     1955-1975
James Owens, Choirmaster     1955-1975
Conrad Soderstrom     1975-1985
Donald Clyde Hale, Jr.     1985-1992
Ronald E. Dean Organist/Choirmaster, 1992-2015; Organist/Choirmaster Emeritus 2015-2019
Bruce Power     2015



Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the In-person Liturgy
The Holy Eucharist:   Rite II
With Virginia Richard, violin










Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the In-person Liturgy       The Holy Eucharist:   Rite II
Steve Snodgrass performs violin works of Veracini and Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre



Sunday September 13, 2020
at the online 11:00 a.m. Service of Daily Morning Prayer

Steve Snodgrass performs violin works of Vivaldi




February 2, 2020 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass           The Presentation

Steve Snodgrass, violin

Performing Sonata in E, Op. 2, #10 of  Michele Mascitti







Christmas Eve   2019
5:00 p.m. 
 Music for Choir and Organ
10:30 p.m.
  Music of Vivaldi and Handel with Eileen and Zackery Grant, violins;
and Amanda Charles, soprano
11:00 p.m.
   Strings, Choir and Organ 

First Sunday of Advent     December 1, 2019
at the 11:00 a.m. Mass
Steve Snodgrass, violin
Works of Torelli and Vivaldi


The Last Sunday after Pentecost:  Christ the King    November 24, 2019 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass
Music for Choir, Organ, and Trumpet
Mike Scarlato, Trumpet







The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 8, 2019
A Celebration of Holy Cross’ Name Day
Steve Snodgrass, Violin
performing works of  Torelli and Veracini



The Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 23
At the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
Celebrating the appointment of The Rev. Garrett Boyte as Priest in Charge
Michael Scarlato, trumpet
Michael Scarlato holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Miami. He has
performed as Third Trumpet with the Shreveport Symphony for sixteen years. He has also performed with the Longview Symphony the Marshall Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, the Miami Bach Society, the Florida Grand Opera, and The President’s Own Marine Band. He is also a member of the I-49 Brass Quintet. Mr. Scarlato teaches trumpet and band in the Caddo Parish School System, and serves as trumpet instructor at Centenary College.





The First Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday – June 16
At the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
Steve Snodgrass, violin








The Day of Pentecost:  Whitsunday
June 9 at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist
Calvin Alexander, violin
                                Photo:  Scarlett Hendricks
Calvin Alexander, 14, started studying violin at the Centenary Suzuki School at the age of four where his teacher is Director, Laura Crawford. He is also taught by Jan Sloman of the Cleveland
Institute of Music and has performed in master classes with several nationally known violinists including Jinjoo Cho, Martin Beaver, Paul Kantor, Brian Lewis, and more. Cal has participated in the Music Teachers National Association competition for three years, and he advanced to the national competition this past March through winning his division which encompassed Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and of course Louisiana. Cal was one of the winners of the 2017 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artists’ Competition and performed with that orchestra last year. Cal has also soloed with the Marshall Symphony and the Centenary Youth Orchestra. He has won the Red River Radio Young Artists’ Competition for the past two years, in which he had the opportunity to perform on a live radio broadcast. He also toured the United States, Canada, and Sao Paulo, Brazil acting in three Broadway musicals, Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story and Matilda, from 2012 through 2015.


Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The Shreveport Summer Music Festival Concert

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Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m.
A concert by The Northwestern Chamber Choir of Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Conducted by Dr. Nicholaus B. Cummins
A free concert





Easter Day, April 21
Music for Choir, Organ, and Trumpet

Francisco Javier Ballestas Sayas,








The Last Sunday after the Epiphany       March 3, 2019     
at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist

Thomas Hundemer, french horn

             Thomas Hundemer, principal horn of the Shreveport Symphony since 1983, and a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, has performed with many orchestras in the U.S and Mexico, among them the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa in Mexico, and the Quad Cities Symphony (Iowa-Illinois). He is principal horn with the orchestras of Longview, Marshall, Texarkana and South Arkansas, and 3rd horn with the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz, CA, and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. Mr. Hundemer is Director of the Hurley Music Library and Lecturer in Horn at Centenary College in Shreveport as well at Bossier Parish Community College, and was the 1997 recipient of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship in Music, as well as a 1999 and 2001 individual artist grants. Mr. Hundemer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in composition from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Arts degree in horn performance from the University of Iowa.
            As a composer he has had numerous performances of works for chamber ensembles and choir, including his orchestral piece On Highways and Byways, commissioned for the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and premiered by the Shreveport Symphony in 2004. In 1996, his scoring and arrangement of Despujols Portraits (music by French painter Jean Despujols) for orchestra was performed and recorded by the Shreveport Symphony for the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. Three of his arrangements for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band’s appearance with the Shreveport Symphony were performed in 1999 at Shreveport’s historic Municipal Auditorium. A commissioned work in honor of U. S. veterans for horn, percussion and strings, 11.11.11, was premiered in November 2011 as part of the Carthage, Texas Veterans
Day ceremony.


The Feast of the Epiphany     January 6, 2019     
Epiphany Pageant and Children’s Sermon  with the Holy Eucharist:  Rite II at 11:00 a.m.
with Janis Teague, violin
Janis Adams Teague was raised in Montana and Wyoming. After receiving a B. M. Ed. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, she implemented and coordinated the Orchestral Strings program in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina public schools.  Janis has played in numerous professional orchestras in North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.  She has performed in the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall with the North Carolina Symphony and the Opera Orchestra of New York.  Her passion for and abilities on her violin came not from her college experience but from her good fortune of being in several different cities and states where she studied under numerous concertmasters of various symphonic and opera orchestras. 
               Janis has a diverse private violin studio where she delights in sharing her passion:  the art, beauty, soul, joy, and love of the violin.









December 24th  Christmas Eve
4:30 p.m.   Music for two violins, viola, and organ performed by Mary and Zackery Grant
5:00 p.m.    The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II with Sermon
Music for choir, strings and organ

               Mary Eileen Grant plays violin in area symphonies and ensembles. With her husband, Zack, she is co-owner of All Strings for Granted.  Ms. Grant, a Shreveport area native, is the part-time music teacher  at Ascension Classical School, and a full time mother.  Ms. Grant graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Music Therapy.  She worked as a music therapist across the country prior to returning home in 2008, and then worked at Willis Knighton Hospice until the birth of her first child.
               Zackery Grant is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Zack enjoys playing viola in area symphonies and the All Strings for Granted Quartet. Zack is an itinerant music teacher in Caddo Parish, a realtor, and a proud father.





December 2, The First Sunday of Advent       Advent Lessons and Carols with The Holy Eucharist:  Rite II
Advent Lessons and Carols will serve as the Liturgy of the Word and will be followed with the Eucharist.
David Jankowski will be performing one of J. S. Bach’s cello suites.

Cellist David Jankowski is a native of Virginia and from a family with a strong musical tradition.  Inspired by his two older sisters who played violin, he began violin lessons with his mother at age 3 and switched to the cello at age 10.  Mr. Jankowski attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for high school and continued his education at Oberlin College and Conservatory where he graduated with both a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of the Arts in History. He then attended Rice University ’s Shepherd School of Music where he earned his Master of Music degree. Mr. Jankowski  has played cello in the Shreveport Symphony for nineteen seasons, in addition he teaches violin and cello in Bossier Parish Schools.