This choir has the specific role to support grieving families by singing at parish funerals.
There are no rehearsals, just an email notice that a funeral has been scheduled. The choir meets 10 minutes before the funeral in last 2 pews of the front section of our church. The choir sings the assembly's parts of the Mass, animating the sung and spoken prayers of those who are grieving.
No choral experience is necessary, but a willingness to help people pray at a difficult time is essential.