Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
St. Mark’s Parish Choir is a community of singers whose purpose is to serve God through song. The choir, consisting of church members and professional singers, sings at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. liturgies. Choral Director Renee Rybolt accompanied with Organist Lee Wells leads our adult choir. The Parish Choir enhances the worship service with sung anthems, service music, and hymns in the Anglican tradition. We rehearse Thursday nights from 7:15 -8:45 p.m. (September through May) and welcome new voices at anytime.
The choir enjoys fellowship with one another through outreach projects, such as caroling at retirement communities at Christmas time.
We look forward to adding new programs to the music ministry in 2017, including choral Evensong and other recitals.
St. Mark’s Choristers, led by Ms. Julia Hall, exist to provide children the opportunity to experience the challenge, joy and reward of choral singing to the Glory of God so that our children may grow spiritually in Christ. It also fosters leadership in the children grades one through middle school. When scheduled, Choristers vest at 8:30 a.m. and sing in the 9 a.m. service. Rehearsals are from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Room during the school year (September through April/early May).
Music at our 5 p.m. service is a lively blend of jazz, southern gospel, classic hymns, and contemporary worship songs. Our acoustic band is led by songwriter Cameron Dezen Hammon and features upright bass, piano and percussion. The atmosphere is both relaxed and reverent, and all are welcomed.
February 11, 7 p.m., Church. The Anglican tradition of Evensong, sung evening prayer, will be presented on the Last Sunday of Epiphany. Attending Evensong, a short, non-Eucharistic service, is the perfect way to end the Epiphany season prayerful and celebratory. St. Mark’s Choir will sing the Preces and Responses setting by William Smith, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Murrill, as well as Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies by T. Frederick H. Candlyn. All are welcome!
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