There are many opportunities to share in the ministry of music at St. Mark’s. During our summer period, several singers have participated in our summer choir. Thank you to those who have continued to sing and help lead the music of worship.
It won’t be long, though, until the summer heat gives way to fall weather – and the fall schedule!
The St. Mark’s Ringers will hold its first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 9th, from 5:30 -6:30. This is so we can play for “God’s Work – Our Hands” Sunday on September 13th.
On Wednesday, September 16th, the regular Wednesday rehearsal schedule will resume:
St. Mark’s Ringers 5:30 – 6:15
Vespers Worship Service 6:15 – 6:45
Alleluia Ringers 6:45 – 7:25
Festival Choir 7:30 – 9:00
Following is a description of our musical ensembles.
Festival Choir – This group’s primary responsibility is to lead the hymns and liturgical music at the
Matins Choir – This ensemble does not have a midweek rehearsal and provides musical leadership at the 8:30 service. We meet at 8:00 to rehearse the hymns and liturgical music, and then we prepare an anthem for the musical offering. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Most of the music we sing is somewhat familiar and/or easily learned by anyone who can grasp a tune quickly.
St. Mark’s Ringers – Our advanced handbell ensemble has ringers who have played handbells for more than 20 years. The repertoire varies, covering everything from classical repertoire to hymn-based selections. The ability to read music is required and previous handbell experience is preferred.
Alleluia Ringers – Our entry-level handbell group focuses on building music reading skills and mastering handbell techniques. We have plenty of space available in this group! This is your chance to put those piano lessons from your childhood to use! If you don’t already read music, we will teach you how. For complete newbies, we may need to schedule a couple of private lessons before rehearsals begin. If you are interested in playing, please let Tony Cruz know.
LOL (Loving Our Lord) Choir – Our youth choir meets after the 11:00 service each Sunday. We sing in worship a few times each year. New singers, grades six through high school, are always welcome. As we add singers, I hope that someday we will be able to take this group on tour.
Questions? Please contact Tony Cruz, St. Mark’s Cantor.