Choral music is an integral part of Episcopal identity: Choral music has a ancient and honored role in Anglican liturgical tradition. Beginning with the strains of the prelude, the congregational singing, and the blended voices of the choir, music lifts the worshiper into the presence of God. St. Michael’s Chancel Choir is directed by Constance Weichert, accompanied by organ and/or piano by Dr. John Cozza. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm from mid-September through mid-June. They prepare special music for the holy seasons of Lent, Easter, and Christmas, as well as occasional concerts and programs. Each Fall they take a retreat weekend for fellowship and extended music rehearsal.
We are embarking on a new music ministry! If you are interested in playing handbells or learning more, please contact Sharon Gulliford at 916.589.0774. The Handbell Choir rehearses every-other Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in Johnstone Hall. Please consult the calendar for exact dates.