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 tradition 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.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:10 pm
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.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 8:10-8:30 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.
Rehearsal: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM
Our adult handbell 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.
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.
ALL PARISH ORCHESTRA
The All Parish Orchestra is a great way for the entire family to share music together! This group open to ALL woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion players with at least one full year of experience in school or private lessons. This includes kids, youth, and adults! This group will play twice this fall. So, whether you are a new or experienced musician, one who plays regularly or needs to dust the cobwebs from your instrument, we’d love to have you join us! The orchestra will play –
Sunday, October 21 at the 11:15 AM worship service. Rehearsals for this service will be September 30, October 7, and October 14 from 12:10-1:00 PM.
Sunday, December 16 at the 9:00 AM worship service. Rehearsals for this service will be November 4, November 11, November 25 and December 9 from 12:10-1:00 PM.