Ever since I arrived at Epiphany four and a half years ago, I have wanted the choir to be able to sing from the beautiful choir stalls in the chancel. I have always found that it is much easier for a choir to lead in worship when they are visible and up where the action is taking place. While we have sung an occasional acapella anthem from the choir stalls, our limiting factor was the lack of an instrument in the chancel that could accompany a wide variety of music.
Last spring, Rev. Nick and I began to explore possibilities that would allow us to use this space again. A new piano for the chancel seemed like the obvious solution. After realizing that there was no room for a grand piano, we found that an upright piano would fit perfectly where the original organ console was many years ago. The Vestry was supportive of our efforts to find a piano, so Corey Hollenbeck and I were charged with finding the right instrument. After doing some searching and playing several instruments, we decided on a beautiful Yamaha upright piano. The piano arrived last week and will be used for the first time on Rally Sunday when the choir will sing the communion anthem from the choir stalls!