Music is an essential part of the worship and fellowship life of St. Andrew’s. Whether in the songs of Godly Play or the rich and dynamic singing by the Adult Choir, singing accompanies the weekly rhythm of life at St. Andrew’s. Every third Saturday, meditative chants are led by the Taizé Group. We are also rebuilding our youth programs, and plans are underway to re-establish a Youth Choir in 2022. Seasonal evensongs are also offered, and are a great way to experience the richness of the Anglican choral tradition for many kinds of worshippers, from those who want to sing more hymns to those who want to meditate as the choir worships on their behalf.
During the summer months, we invite you to join the Adult Choir on an occasional basis. The Summer Choir is a great way to try out the experience of singing in the choir without a weeknight rehearsal, processing, or finding vestments to wear. 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 welcome instrumentalists to join us in worship. 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. FoMA is also proud to support our local mission partners with benefit concerts.
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.