At St. Stephen’s we recognize that music enhances our worship in ways that words alone can’t. This is as true for the musicians who sing or play as it is for the listeners in the pews.
We have a very long, rich and varied tradition of musical styles and we keep that traditional alive today!
The music our parish enjoys is made possible through parishioners sharing their vocal and instrumental talents. We offer opportunities to musicians of all ages and skill levels and there are a wide variety of musical styles in which you can participate.
PARISH CHOIR. The Parish Choir adds depth to our 9:00 am worship services and special performances throughout the year. The choir is open to high school students and adults. We are always looking for new singers with all ranges of experience who are seeking the challenge of sharing a wide variety of musical styles from Beethoven, and John Rutter to contemporary works by Dan Forrest, Karl Jenkins and Mark Hayes.
— DIRECTOR: Clark Duhrkopf REHEARSALS: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm
Our 11:15 am worship-goers are blessed to enjoy the lively music of the Gospel Choir. Looking to sing uplifting and powerful spirituals from the likes of Moses Hogan and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir? Then this is the choir for you! The choir is open to high school students and adults.
— DIRECTOR: Clark Duhrkopf REHEARSALS: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00 pm
Our adult hand bell choir brings a festival experience to our worship once a month and on special holidays. This is choir is open and welcoming to ringers of all ages and skill levels.
— DIRECTOR: Clark Duhrkopf REHEARSALS: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
GOSPEL JAZZ COMBO
While leading music for our 11:15 am worship, this lively group plays traditional hymns in styles from jazz to World Music and everything in between. In addition, you will find this ensemble at many St. Stephen’s social events.
— DIRECTOR: Clark Duhrkopf