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 nearly every Sunday from early September to mid-June. We sing generally as a full choir at 9:00 on the first Sunday of the month and at 11:00 on the fourth Sunday of the month. On other Sundays we divide into two ensembles (the Saints and the Angels) to sing both at 9:00 and 11:00. We usually sing 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.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm (through early June)
Contacts: Scott Tuomi, 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 11:00 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.
Rehearsals: Usually the Thursday before the 1st Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm
Band Rehearsals: As scheduled
Contact: Melissa Parkhurst
Joyful Noise Choir
The Joyful Noise Choir is made up of children in grades one through five and sings in church approximately once a month at the 11:00 am liturgy. Joyful Noise Choir members become acquainted with the music used throughout the year in Sunday liturgies and develop their skill and confidence to sing in front of a congregation or an audience. A primary goal of the Joyful Noise Choir is to help children experience a deeper connection to the meaning and beauty found in the Episcopal liturgical tradition.