Music plays a large role in building our Beloved Community at Saint Andrew’s, in our worship and in our life together. We sing when we gather for events and at our 9 AM and 11:15 services each week.
Our worship is supported by a 45-rank, 3-manual Pilcher pipe organ, which is an outstanding example of the American Classic organ. It was renovated in 2005, and includes a division in the rear gallery as well as pipes above the Choir seats on the Chancel.
We are developing a comprehensive Music program at Saint Andrew’s, which will soon include a Plass Recital series. Watch for details later this year! In addition, music outreach includes events like Family Caroling at Christmas, and Carols and Cocoa after the annual Downtown Bryan Lighted Christmas Parade.
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. The Chancel Choir meets on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30 PM. All singers 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 7:00 – you’re welcome to come to pick up a pair of bells and play, or just to observe a rehearsal. It is a fun group to be with—no bell experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome!
Children: Offerings for children now include a Children’s Choir, and music during the Children’s Chapel at the 9 AM Service. Our children sing at the 9 AM service once they have learned a new hymn. In addition, Music will be a part of this year’s VBS!
Diocesan Events: Our Director of Music encourages our members to take part in Diocesan events, such as the Diocesan Choral Festival, held yearly, and to sing with the Diocesan Council Choir and other opportunities. In addition, she is part of the Diocesan Music Camp team.
Photo-left: Saint Andrew’s members were part of the 2020 Sacred Choral Music Festival at the Washington National Cathedral in February.
For more information contact Saint Andrew’s Director of Music, Dr. Linda Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org.