“My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.” Psalm 57:7
For nearly a century, music has been the crown jewel that feeds our hearts in worship at the Parish of the Epiphany; it speaks to us at the root of our souls. Our music program boasts a long-standing reputation of musical excellence that continues to serve God, our Parish, Winchester, and the greater Boston Community with a rich variety of offerings — all within the Anglican tradition. In fact, many people tell us they were initially drawn to the Parish of the Epiphany because of the quality of our music and worship!
The Parish Choir is comprised of highly committed volunteer singers, supported by a small number of professional staff singers, who offer the finest choral music in the Anglican tradition. Drawing from many periods in history and honoring current-day composers, we focus on music’s unique place in liturgy. We are a warm, friendly group, constantly striving for excellence, who are decidedly committed to serving Christ and our community with our musical offerings in regular rehearsal and worship.
The Parish Choir rehearses throughout the school year (September – May) on Thursday Evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm and sings choral evensong, funerals, weddings, and feast days. During the summer months of June, July and August we suspend Thursday rehearsals, but continue to sing in the form of a summer ‘pickup’ choir.
Singing Opportunities for Children and Youth
November marks the return of our chorister program. Anyone in grades 3 through 12 is welcome to join us as a chorister. We rehearse on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30pm and sing with the adults one to two Sundays a month. Thursday rehearsals are followed by dinner at 6:30 where parents and siblings are encourage to join us.
High school singers are invited to try something new this year. We are planning a few Sundays during the year that we will sing an anthem for worship. The first of these is December 3rd, the first Sunday of Advent. Leading up to that day, we will have a short 30 minute rehearsal on November 12, 19, and 26 after worship from 11:30 until noon.
Elementary school singers will begin rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant in December. Watch for details from Carolyn about when and where. After the first of the year, plans are in the works to gather on Sundays after church for some time to sing together. Keep your eyes open for details.
If you have questions, or are interested in any of these opportunities please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .