The backbone of our music ministry at St. Matthew’s is the choir. You need not be a trained singer to join our ranks! You must, however, enjoy making a “joyful noise unto the Lord.” The ability to read music is a plus.
The choir meets from September through May on Thursdays at 7:30pm at the church for our weekly rehearsal, which usually runs about 90 minutes (during times of the year when we are singing more music, especially before Christmas and Holy Week, Thursday rehearsals can run two hours). The choir sings at the 10:30am Eucharist every Sunday during the program year, as well as special services (i.e., Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week, etc.). Occasionally, the choir is asked to sing at a wedding or funeral.
Our repertoire includes a vast range of musical periods and genres of sacred music, including that of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st Century periods, and encompassing works in English and other languages, jazz, rock, gospel, and even Broadway! We love to mix it up and have something for everyone. Teens and adults are welcome to join this group. If you love to sing, please consider joining us in this rewarding ministry.