Music Ministries

The mission of St. Michael’s music ministry is to lead the congregation in worship that glorifies God and inspires the soul. Our choirs and instrumentalists work diligently and with great intensity to prepare and offer the finest music possible in a variety of styles and expressions. We seek to grow musically, spiritually and in community in service to the church and the larger community.

St. Michael’s Singers

St. Michael’s Singers is a large (50+) choir of men and women that sings on Sundays from early September to mid-June. The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in singing with the choir this year, please contact Organist Hannah Brewer or Music Director Adam Steele (see below).

We sing as a full choir at alternate Sunday liturgies (9:00 and 11:15 am) each month and at both services on festival days. We sing music from a wide range of traditions and styles, from ancient plainsong through the English, European and American sacred choral traditions to gospel music. There are occasional special services (Lessons & Carols, Evensong) and rehearsals. Membership is open to adult singers who love to sing and are willing to make the significant time commitment required. Choral singing experience is helpful.

Contacts: Music Director Adam Steele; Organist Hannah Brewer

Takes the Fifth Choir and Band

Takes the Fifth offers youth and adults alike opportunities to sing monthly in the choir or play in the band. Named for its original scheduling as a fifth-Sunday service, Takes the Fifth has retained its name but assumed a monthly frequency, usually on the first Sunday of the month at the 11:15 am service. TT5 or TTF incorporates music from gospel, spiritual, and African-American traditions. We occasionally accept invitations to sing and play away from St. Michael’s. Takes the Fifth offers engaging music for the congregation, as well as leadership opportunities for our young vocalists and instrumentalists.

Takes the Fifth Choir generally rehearses on the Thursday before the 1st Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Band Rehearsals: As scheduled

Contact: Adam Steele

Our Organ

Our Balcom and Vaughan pipe organ was orginally installed in 1973. Additions and improvements have been made by Bond Organ Builders. For the full organ specifications, click here.