mUSIC mINISTRY


Join us in making music at St. Richard's! We welcome singers of all ages, ringers and instrumentalists (classical and contemporary). Please contact Sara Burden-McClure, our Director of Music, at sara@saintrichards.org , and we’ll get you involved right away!



Adult Choir

The Adult Choir sings a variety of music at the 10:30 am worship service. In addition to helping lead hymns and service music, the choir often prepares special anthems related to the readings of the day. Anthem styles range widely, from Gregorian chant, Baroque and classical to gospel, contemporary and jazz. We welcome age 13 on up, and no audition is necessary! Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm, mid-August through early June. 

 


Bell Choir

Our fledgling bell choir is restarting after the pandemic hiatus, and we are excited to get back to ringing! This fall is a perfect time for those new to bells to join, as we will be doing easy repertoire for several months as we build our skills. Currently this ensemble is primarily comprised of adults new to ringing; we welcome all levels, from beginners to experienced ringers, and also encourage youth age 10 and up to join us.



Instrumentalists

Do you play brass, strings, woodwinds, percussion, keyboard or guitar? Comfortable playing in public? We are eager to involve you in both instrumental solos and small ensembles! Musicians of all ages and levels are invited to help in leading our 10:30 a.m. traditional worship service.



Children’s Choir

We’re just getting started, so this is a great time for children age 6-10 to join! We’ll be singing at Lessons & Carols on December 18 and for the Pageant Service on Christmas Eve, and then focusing on special music for Palm Sunday and Easter. As our numbers grow, our goal will be to sing monthly September through May at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

 


Summer Choir

During the months of July and August, the Adult Choir takes a break. In its place will be the Summer Choir, a non-auditioned singing ensemble for high school students and adults who want to sing but can't commit to a whole year. The music is light and easy, and … no choir robes at this hot time of year! Pick a few Sundays in July or August, and join us at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary to learn the day’s anthem!