“He who sings, prays twice.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo (+430)
Here is what to expect at St. Andrew’s: a variety of musical offerings by faithful volunteers supported by a professional Vocal Director and Director of Music. Musical offerings include the following throughout the year:
The Chancel Choir, a group of 8-14 voices singing in SATB parts, ranging from high school age through septuagenarians, sings two or three times per month during the school year. The Chancel Choir rehearses weekly in the Parish House. To join the Chancel Choir, contact the Director of Music at 410-489-4035.
The Worship Band, including guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, leads worship once a month in the Parish House. The Worship Band draws from a wide variety of musical traditions, including contemporary Christian, Gospel, Folk and Global. They jam once a week in the Parish House. To join the Worship Band, contact the Director of Music at 410-489-4035.
The Herald Choir, a junior choir of children in fourth grade through eighth grade, utilizing the Royal School of Church Music program (link), includes 12 voices and meets weekly. The Herald choristers lead music at worship once a month. To join the Herald Choir, contact the Director of Christian Formation at 410-489-4035.
Joyful Noise Choir, a program that fosters the love of music in the lives of our Kindergarten through third grade children, meets weekly and joins the other choirs at special worship celebrations, like the Christmas Pageant service. To join the Joyful Noise Choir, contact the Director of Christian Formation at 410-489-4035.
Instrumentalists and Ensembles, including trumpet, cello, piano/organ duet, trombone, accordion, saxophone, flute, harp, violin and more enhance our worship throughout the year. Talented musicians in the parish community offer their gifts by contacting the Director of Music.
Winter Concert Series, an opportunity to gather and enjoy beautiful music in the historic atmosphere of our 1834 Union Chapel. Call 410-489-4035 for information.