Music Ministry: The Sound of St. Colette
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Below are a few clips from our Celebrate America Concert. All of the songs from the evening are available to watch on our YouTube page, "St. Colette Music Ministry." We hope you enjoy!
Meet our Musicians
Sara Kronholz - Vocalist/Lead Minister
Sara has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 2008 as a vocalist. Her musical inspiration came from her mother and from her childhood church growing up. She joined St. Colette's music team at the bequest of Fr. Krizner. She continues because of the uplifting and spiritual feelings and along with the many friends and memories. Music Ministry is " an awesome part" of Sara's life. Sara is a teacher at Holy Name High School and fills her free time with crafts and cooking.
Christopher Charlillo- Vocalist
Christopher has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 2014 as a vocalist. His inspiration to sing and be active at St. Colette started with his grandfather who was a musician. He was encouraged to participate and has been happy ever since. Christopher keeps returning because "the caring and thoughtful St. Colette Staff and parishioners make this a wonderful place to be every week." In his free time, Christopher can be found exercising, skiing, gardening and camping.
Todd Schrader - Guitarist
Todd has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church with his guitar skills since 2013. However, he had the passion for music at the age of 8 when he began his first guitar lessons. He has done a lot of self teaching as an adult. To Todd, music is "like praying twice, which is awesome!" He views his talents as gifts from God and he is happy to share them. Todd is a full-time attorney at Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA and enjoys golfing and hunting in his free time.
Cindy Indovina - PIANIST/Organist
Cindy has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church with her organ and piano talents since 2007. Her musical inspiration came from her maternal grandmother and she has been striking the ivory keys for over 50 years. She acquired a Masters Degree in Music Education and gives to the community by creating "a beautiful and uplifting worship experience." Cindy enjoys her free time with friends and family and loves getting lost in a good mystery novel.
Ralph has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 1984 as a bassist. Ralph enjoys giving back to the church and his community along with playing and participating in the ensemble of talent at St. Colette. He has been playing since the 4th grade and his music talents extend beyond the double bass to the guitar, electric bass, and cello. When not performing for the church, Ralph enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. During the day, Ralph is employed at Albion Industries Inc.
Jeff has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 2016 as a pianist and organist. Jeff has been performing with the piano for over 50 years and the organ for over 38 years. His passion began at the age of 3 with an introduction to opera. Jeff enjoys being part of a music ministry and sharing his talents with the church community along with performing with other talented musicians. Jeff is a retired teacher and can be found reading and attending theater productions (sometime even performing).
JENNIFER DIGERONIMO - VOCALIST
Jennifer has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church as a vocalist since 2015. She enjoyed singing as part of the music ministry team at Holy Name High School which she continued at St. Colette at the bequest of Sara Kronholz. However, she has been singing all her life. Jennifer loves being a part of a group of talented musicians and sharing her love of music with the parish. She is currently a student at Walsh University and spends her free time reading and baking.
Claudia Miller - Vocalist
Claudia has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church with her singing gifts since 2008. She developed a passion for music from her parents, who are both musicians, and continues the passion by adding the guitar and ukulele to her repertoire. Claudia enjoys singing for God and for the community, and to her singing "is like praying." Claudia is a full-time digital media coordinator at Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys painting and creating art.
Judi has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 2016 as a vocalist. Judi's passion for music was encouraged by her family and she comes to St. Colette as a previous Music Director. Her music talents reach beyond he singing and include the organ, guitar, oboe and clarinet. She enjoys being an active contributor to the Mass and singing with the talents of the other musicians. Judi is a retired teacher and can be found reading, cooking, gardening and being the mother to 3 grown children.
Brianna has been serving St. Colette Catholic Church since 2016 as a vocalist and horn player. Her musical inspiration came from all of your high school involvement in bands and orchestras. These evening inspired her to pursue music further. She joined St. Colette’s music team at the bequest of Sara Kronholz. The opportunity to share “the gifts that God gave me” at St. Colette is perfect for Brianna as she is able to give back to the community and create something beautiful. Besides being a junior at Baldwin Wallace University, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
John A. Venesile, Ph.d. - PIANIST/ORGANIST (1937-2016)
Dr. John served St. Colette Catholic Church starting in 2005 as a piano virtuoso. His family taught him the love of music and he carried that joy and love forward to acquire his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. He enjoyed working with other musicians in the parish and sharing his talents with God and the parish community. Dr. John was a retired professor emeritus from Cuyahoga Community College and he always enjoyed spending as much time in the sun and by the ocean as he could.