Music plays an integral role in the 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services at Saint Andrew’s, as well as during special services throughout the year.
Providing voluntaries and supporting the singing at Saint Andrew’s, the 45-rank pipe organ is one of the best in the region. It was renovated in 2005 and the organ is an outstanding example of the American classic organ. At the 11:15 a.m. service, and during special services, the hymns, psalms and service music are led by the Chancel Choir, which also presents an offertory anthem.
Further enhancing the music at the 11:15 a.m. service, the Bell Choir presents a special prelude approximately once a month.
In Advent each year, the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir combine their efforts for a Service of Lessons and Carols. The St. Andrew’s music program has been led by Dr. Alan Strong since 1992.
Chancel Choir: The Chancel Choir provides an anthem for each 11:15 service from September through May, as well as special services throughout the year, and a group of anthems for a Service of Lessons and Carols during Advent. The choir meets on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30. Singers in any part are welcome!
Bell Choir: The Bell Choir provides a way to make music by ringing rather than singing. The Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 – you’re welcome to come to pick up a pair of bells and play, or just to observe a rehearsal. You’ll see how much fun we have, and how the pieces develop from the first reading to presentation level.