The music ministry at St. Laurence is primarily led by a dedicated group of just under 10 wonderful individuals that comprise the St. Laurence Choir. From September to early June, the choir gathers for rehearsal at 7:30 pm on Thursday evenings and again at 9:00 am on Sunday. We are a very welcoming group! Singers who aren’t able to join us weekly are more than welcome to join at any time (no experience required, no auditions). All that is needed is a love of singing and a desire to contribute to the Sunday morning worship experience.
As a group, the choir and the music director serve the congregation both as worship leaders and as teachers of new music, whether it be songs/hymns or liturgy. This group is also regularly called upon to present anthems or other music that reflect the theme or celebration from the church year during services and special events.
Music selections at St. Laurence cover a wide variety of styles from traditional Anglican hymnody to Taize or other chants to more contemporary musical genres.
The music ministry at St. Laurence warmly welcomes vocal or instrumental “ad-hoc” contributions from other members of the congregation who are not involved on a regular basis. Music is led primarily from the 6 ft. Hoffmann Grand piano. We also have a lovely three-manual 42-stop Phoenix digital organ that is used for hymns that ‘call out’ for a bigger sound!
Our music director is always looking for ways to involve more of our community in the music. Young or old, classical or contemporary, vocal or instrumental, we welcome your gifts! Please speak to the Music Director for further information about participating in the music life at St. Laurence.