Honoring God: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your heart to God” (Colossians 3:16).
Supporting Each Other: While praising God in song, making music together also allows us to learn from and draw closer to our neighbors.
If you have an interest in joining a particular music ministry or would like to learn more about any of the information below, email Barbara Gibbons, Parish Administrator, or call the church office at 203-245-2584.
Musicals for Adults and Children: St. Andrew’s is blessed to put together and perform several musicals every year for adults and children, with auditions and performances usually in the fall and winter months. Generally about 15-20 adults or children participate in each performance. Join us for the next one!
Summer Music & Theatre Camps for K – 12: In July, the church hosts several camps for children who want to grow their musicianship and theatrical skills, especially on the stage. Each week ends with a performance for family and friends!
The Spirit & Chancel Choir (S&CC), formed in 2013 from merging two previously separate choirs, sings a variety of repertoire once per Sunday, alternating between singing at the traditional and contemporary service. Anthems are often accompanied by piano and other instruments, such as flute, guitar, oboe, clarinet, or violin. Anyone from 7th grade to adult is welcome to sing! New singers generally join in August and January by way of an individual or small-group audition with the choir director.
Youth Choir Comprised of 12 students in grades 1 – 6, these talented children sing for morning Sunday worship and a few other occasions throughout the year. In Friday rehearsals, students focus on vocal range, musicianship, and repertoire. Students can join in August and in January each year by way of a small-group audition.
Spirit Band & Instrumentalists: We currently are blessed with many wonderful instrumental musicians to help us glorify God in worship, including several guitarists, keyboardists, and instrumentalists (penny-whistle, violin, mandolin, and many in between!) Contact the church office if you are interested in offering your gifts as an instrumentalist.
Steve Van Ness & Jaime Polk: Music Committee Co-Chairs
Grant Underwood: Music Director
Joy Weaver: Director of Musicals and Summer Camps Director
Gary Naegel: Percussion
Jim Olden: Principal Instrumentalist (guitar, bass, mandolin, drums)
Contact Us for a particular person or about a particular music ministry. You may email Barbara Gibbons, Parish Administrator, or call the church office at 203-245-2584.