Music is an essential part of the worship and fellowship life of St. Andrew’s. Whether in the songs of Godly Play through the angelic tones of the Youth Choir, or the rich and dynamic singing by the Adult Choir, singing accompanies the weekly rhythm of life at St. Andrew’s. Our Saturday night services include music led by the Contemporary Group (first Saturdays of the month) and the Taizé Group (third Saturdays). This year we will be starting a Cherub Choir. Children ages 4 through 5 are invited to participate in a program where they will learn about music and their faith.
During the summer months, St. Andrew’s invites adults who can’t make weeknight rehearsals to join the Summer Choir on a twice-per-month basis. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and offer an opportunity for those who would like to sing with the Adult Choir a chance to experience the joy of singing with others. Likewise, in summer, we invite instrumentalists to enrich the service with their talents. We have had violinists, saxophone players, harpists, and singers all offer their gifts in worship. Finally, we invite people from around the community to get involved with music in new ways through the Friends of Music and the Arts at St. Andrew’s (FoMA) concert series. Contributions to the fund have helped to fund music for revivals, workshops, in addition to great performances by groups such as Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music; Da Capo Chamber Players; and solo artists such as guitarist Rupert Boyd and organist Simon Jacobs.
We strive to offer a variety of styles of music drawn from our rich heritage as people who have come from different traditions but are brought together by a love of God and a passion for serving others.