Do you and your children like to sing?
St. Andrew's has a place for YOU in one of its choirs. The Spirit Choir sings music from jazz, gospel, folk and contemporary sources. The Chancel Choir sings music from the traditional heritage as well as occasionally tapping jazz, gospel, and folk literature, as well. Our youth choirs, including grades K-12, explore the gamut of musical styles from classical through gospel, jazz, contemporary, and ethnically diverse selections. A newly formed Cherub Choir for children 4 to 7 performs at various activities.
Grant Underwood is Organist, Director of Chancel and Spirit Choirs, and keyboardist.
Joy Weaver is Director of Musicals.
Here's a peek at the schedule:
Spirit Choir rehearsal, open to all adults and children, grades K-12. The choir sings each Sunday morning at the 9:15am service during the school year.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal, open to all High School and Adult singers. The choir sings a wide variety of music including traditional literature, gospel, folk, jazz, and music of the great composers of the past and present, including their Masterworks. The Chancel Choir sings each Sunday morning at the 11:00am service during the school year.
Spirit Choir rehearses for the 9:15am service.
Chancel Choir rehearses for the 11:00am service.
St. Andrew's is blessed to have a magnificent pipe organ installed in 1994. It was designed for St. Andrew's by Walden Moore and Timothy E. Smith and was built by the Southfield Organ Company of Longmeadow, Mass. The two-manual instrument contains nearly 1,000 pipes. Our organ has eighteen ranks distributed over three divisions (Great, Swell, and Pedal.)
You will find a warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you at the choir rehearsals at St. Andrew's. Even if you do not know how to read music, we can teach you to become a music reader and important member of the group. If travel requirements for your job make it impossible for you to come to every rehearsal and service, you are still welcome. Come to a rehearsal and see if you feel comfortable in the setting. You will find much spiritual encouragement and just plain good fun in rehearsals.
We hope to see you in choir!