There is a long tradition of enthusiastic participation in the music of the church at St. Andrew’s. Sung liturgy and hearty congregational hymn singing is a hallmark of our 10:00 a.m. worship services. In addition, the choir presents a wide range of musical offerings throughout the year.
The Adult Choir
The Adult Choir participates regularly at the Sunday morning 10:00 a.m. service from September through May, leading the congregational singing and singing other liturgical music.The Adult Choir sings standard choral repertoire from all the musical periods, Renaissance to contemporary, with a particular emphasis on literature from the Anglican choral tradition. In addition to Sundays, the Adult Choir also participates in occasional Evensong services, special liturgies such as Lessons and Carols in Advent and other occasional events including diocesan confirmations and ordinations.
Participation in the Adult Choir is open to anyone, regardless of experience or ability. One of the rewards of participation in the St. Andrew’s Church Choir is becoming part of a family: a family within the larger family of St. Andrew’s Church. Fellowship and fun are part of every rehearsal; in addition there is a Christmas party and usually one or two other festive gatherings outside of regular rehearsals. We encourage you to join the choir for a season of growth in community, musicianship, and worship with people of all ages from high school to retirement. Membership does not require a solo voice and there are no auditions.
While schedule conflicts are unavoidable and occasional absences allowed, regular attendance is strongly encouraged. Rehearsals for the Adult Choir are on Thursday nights in the choir room from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 AM. Occasionally there are additional rehearsals in preparation for special events. Please contact the choir director, Dennis L. Buteyn, by email or phone.