MUSIC & WORSHIP
We invite you and your family to participate in our music programs. For more information, please contact Dr. Linell Gray Moss, Music Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The music programs at Emmanuel are deeply valuable aspects of our church life. Our music volunteers and staff support critical ministries and impact diverse areas of programming, including Eucharists, Youth and Children’s programs, Evensong Series, Adult Forum, Welcoming and Fellowship, and in the community outside of Emmanuel. We challenge ourselves to support inclusivity and diversity.
Our mission is to support the expression and exploration of our faith through music. The Music Director and Organist work with the Priest to choose the best music and texts that will nurture a variety of worship experiences. We maintain the great tradition of Anglican church music, while energizing our repertoire with high quality music from many traditions.
Our Parish Choir includes singers whose dedication, commitment to excellence, and generous spirit are remarkable. The choir explores a diverse range of sacred choral repertoire, from many eras and styles and in many languages. We continue to celebrate and feature the music of Emmanuel’s composers, including Brad Lehman, Carol Warner, Michael Norton, Brian Cockburn, and student composers. Our Parish Choir represents a wide range of ages and backgrounds, and includes singers from teens and college through retirement. Young singers are welcomed into the choir when possible. The Parish Choir is currently meeting by ZOOM on Wednesday evenings - contact Linell Moss if you would like to join us.
Four Choral Scholars sing with the Parish Choir. Chosen through audition and interview, the Scholars provide valuable continuity in each section of the choir, offer solos, and gain valuable experience in sacred music and the Anglican tradition during their time with us. The Scholars are supported through the Bowman Memorial Endowed Scholarship and through generous donations.
Dr. Bradley Lehman's expertise in organ, harpsichord, and piano ministry, as well as composition, elevates our music programs.
Our Choral Evensong Series brings guest college, community, and church choirs and congregants into our church.
Instrumental Music is a treasured part of Emmanuel's music ministry. We often feature professional and amateur instrumentalists, and nurture instrumental music ministry among our young musicians.
Shrine Mont Camp Song Sunday allows our campers to share their favorite camp songs with the congregation. Camping at Shrine Mont nurtures powerful faith experiences for our children.