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We are blessed at Grace Episcopal Church to have many people passionate about music, united to create and support inspiring music to God’s glory. People of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in our musical groups, or help the ministry behind the scenes.
Bless o Lord us your servants, who minister in your temple. Grant that we are what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
All of our choirs follow a training curriculum developed by Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). For more information or any questions regarding our music program, please contact Will Gotmer, our Director of Music and Organist.
Open to all kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade children, this choir is designed to teach our younger children the foundational skills of choral singing in worship. Learning songs primary by rote, they sing in worship 6-8 times per year. The curriculum for the St. Cecilia Choir is based on the introductory RSCM VOICE for LIFE program to help build their vocal skills and musical understanding.
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45PM.St. Cecilia Calendar
All 3rd-8th grade children are welcome to join the Grace Church Choristers program. The Chorister program provides a free and professional music education to our choristers; through rehearsals and worship services they gain valuable spiritual development and learn about their faith through liturgy and music. Choristers sing in worship approximately twice per month and have the opportunity to attend RSCM Summer Camps.
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesday from 5:00-6:00PM.Choristers Calendar
The Parish Choir is the foundation of our music program and open to adults and high-school youth. This group learns a variety of choral literature and is dedicated to excellent leadership of our worship at Grace. In addition to singing for regular Sunday services, our Parish Choir participates in special liturgies and programs throughout the year. Membership is open to all with previous musical experience who can commitment to regular rehearsals and services.
Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00–9:00 PM and Sundays 9:45–10:30 AM.Parish Choir Calendar
Our handbell ringers ring three octaves of bells and two octaves of chimes to provide offerings in worship on a regular basis. All adults and youth (6th grade and up) are welcome to join. Membership is open to all; previous musical experience is helpful but is not required. Time commitment to both rehearsals and services is important.