Bakersfield Christian Music -

Bakersfield Christian Music
Saint Philip the Apostle Church - Bakersfield, California

St. Philip's not only seeks to be, but is also recognized as a truly welcoming community. We receive with love all who come to us. We provide an environment that enables us to grow spiritually, building our lives on the values modeled by Jesus in the Gospels.

Our parish mission statement proclaims that we seek to be a welcoming community “enlivened by the Eucharist.” That is not only our stated mission, that is what we seek to be and do with all our heart.

Our program of liturgical music offers a variety of musical styles, including the Adult Choir, the Son-Rise Singers, Life-Teen Choir, Youth Choir and Youth Orchestra, Children's Choir and a number of smaller ensembles, cantors, pianists and other instrumentalists.

St. Philip Sonrise Singers
Is a small ensemble group which provides music for the 7:00 and 8:45 Masses in addition to Christmas, Easter, Holy Days and other special occasions. Their blended sound is enhanced with piano, guitar, flute, violin and occasional drums. Using traditional, contemporary and other varied musical selections they encourage congregation participation to support and enhance the spiritual growth of each parishioner “one Mass at a time.”

Sunset Singers is a duo who lead the congregation in traditional and contemporary music at most of the Saturday 5 o'clock Masses.

St. Philip Adult Choir is a dedicated group which sings weekly at the 10:30 Mass. Music choices are traditional and reflect the weekly themes of the mass.

St. Philip Chorale was formed in 1996 to give our singers from different groups a chance to come together and celebrate our special Masses.

Joyful Noise is a group of teenage and young adult music ministers dedicated to serving the parish with their musical gifts. The group currently leads the assembly in contemporary musical worship at the 5:30 pm Sunday Life Teen Mass on the first, third, and any fifth Sunday of the month.

PS:33 is a new group of talented college students who dedicate themselves to playing and singing contemporary Christian worship music at the 5:30 mass on the second Sunday of each month.

The John Goon Group led by John Goon is an ensemble comprised of a mix of experienced and young teenagers and adults who dedicate themselves to playing and singing contemporary Christian worship music at the 5:30 mass on the fourth Sunday of each month.

St. Philip Children’s Choir is a group of parish children from 2nd to 8th grades. The children sing at the 10:30 mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month from October through May.

The XLT Singers is a group of young teenagers and adults whom provide music for the monthly XLT worship and adoration service held on the third Wednesday of each month.

Cantors We are blessed to have a superb group of cantors who sing regularly for Saturday/Sunday Masses and also for special occasions such as wedding and funerals.

Please join us this Sunday!


Saint Philip the Apostle Church
7100 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, California 93309

Phone: 661-834-7483 - -