In August, 2023, St. Michael’s will welcome Dr. Keane Southard, Ph.D to be our new Director of Music. We are very excited to start a new chapter of Music ministry at St. Michael’s! You may read more about Keane HERE. Or check out Keane’s website HERE.
Choir at St. Michael’s
The St. Michael’s choir is a lively and friendly group of singers, currently numbering 20-plus members, with ages ranging from the teens on up. The all-volunteer choir meets weekly on Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00 am, with additional rehearsals scattered throughout the year and an all-day retreat in preparation for the seasons of Lent and Easter. In addition to weekly services, the choir sings an annual Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, seasonal Evensong and Taizé services, and occasional special programming. The repertoire of the choir is very wide, including traditional Anglican anthems and service music, gospel and spirituals, American traditional music, a variety of early music, and new compositions by exciting contemporary composers. There is no audition for the choir, but music literacy and/or choral experience is helpful.
The Choir School
The Choir School, on hiatus since the beginning of the pandemic, was a wonderful choir program open to all children who love to sing, ages 8-16. In addition to learning specific music, The Choir School promoted overall musicianship and choral skills in addition to helping students learn specific music. We hope to re-start the Choir School again in the future.