About our Choir
The ministry of the choir is (at least) twofold. First, it leads the congregation in singing and offering the liturgy to God; but second, it ministers to each individual who sings in the choir. Spending extra time learning the music means that we get to take a closer look at the message of each hymn, and as we try new musical settings for the texts we gain a new appreciation for their beauty. I remember as we rehearsed our Christmas music one year, it was not unusual to hear an unsolicited, Wow! after practicing a Troparion or Kontakion for the first time.
We refer to our group as a parish choir because it is composed of lay persons from the congregation. We sing because we love the music; none among us considers himself a professional musician. Thus, choir membership is open to all! We’ve had a number of people come on occasion just for the rehearsals, so they can learn the music, and anyone in the parish is welcome to do that. Rehearsals are currently held twice a month after coffee hour and last about an hour and a half. If you’d like to join us and learn the music for Lent, Holy Week, and Pascha, join us in February.
We are always deeply touched when Fr. Gregory prays for "those who serve and those who sing" during the litanies of the services. It is clear that God has responded to those prayers, for we have a wonderful group who enjoys ministering through music. Come join us!