The music program at St. Michael's serves to support the liturgical life of the parish through the art of music.
TheAdult Choir participates at the 10:00 AM services between St. Michael's Day and Trinity Sunday except for the third Sunday of the month, on which they sing at an evening service. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM and on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM in the Music Room.
During the summer months, the Adult Choir becomes a less formal Summer Choir, which sings usually two Sundays a month at the 100:00 AM service, rehearsing on those Sundays between the services. New members are always welcome.
The Handbell Choir prepares music for a three-octave set of English handbells given in memory of St. Claire Craighill. At St. Michael’s the hand bells are generally used liturgically to accompany the singing of psalms, hymns, and anthems. The Handbell Choir regularly participates in the liturgy on the major feasts of the church as well as on other appropriate occasions. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM (but not every week).
The Youth Choir participates at the 10:00 AM Sunday service usually on the third Sunday of the month during the school year. Rehearsals are currently held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM and at 9:30 AM on the third Sundays. Members also constitute a Youth Handbell Choir that participates in the services on major festivals and other special occasions. New members are especially welcome and can join at any time.
The Parish’s music program depends on parishioners to participate in the praise of God through music. The congregation itself is a major participant by singing the hymns and service music. But if you have been considering a more active participation by joining one of the choirs or by serving as an instrumentalist on occasion, please contact David Donaldson, our organist and choirmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see our FAQs page for more on Music at St. Michael's.
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