Choirs for all
He (or she) who sings, prays twice, the saying goes. Everyone at St. Stephen’s is invited to help make music that glorifies God. There are choirs for almost every age, as well as a handbell choir for adults (no previous experience required), and opportunities for instrumentalists to share their gifts.
Here's an overview of the choirs at St. Stephen's Church. Additional details are available from the staff contacts provided.
Cherub Choir: Kindergarten and First Grade | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00 | sings at 9:00 a.m.Pal mer Hall service several times annually
Palmer Hall Choir: Second and third grades | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 5:15-6:00 | Sings at 9:00 a.m. Palmer Hall service weekly
OLDER CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Virginia Boys Choir: Fourth grade until voice change | Rehearsals, Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 | Sings mostly at 11:15 a.m. service
Virginia Girls Choir: Fourth through twelfth grades | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 5:10-8:00, and Sundays after 11:15 service until 1:00 | Sings mostly at 11:15 a.m. service, plus Wednesday Evensong
ADULTS (including senior high students)
St. Stephen's Choir: Adolescents and adults | Rehearsals, Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 | Sings mostly at 9:00 a.m. service
Chamber Choir: Staff singers and volunteers who sing with Virginia Girls Choir, Virginia Boys Choir | Rehearsals, Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 | Sings mostly at 11:15
The Steves: A Cappella ensemble for young adults and youth (in formation)
Sanctuary: Compline Choir, staff singers and volunteers | Rehearsals Sundays, 6:45-7:50 p.m., plus one Monday monthly, 7:30-9:30 | Sings at Compline service, 8:00 p.m.
Bell Choir: Adult handbell ensemble | Rehearsals, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 | Plays mostly at 11:15
Instrumentalists are invited to contact Peter Hopkins to discuss playing during preludes at our Sunday morning services.
Celtic service musicians are selected and directed by Michael Simpson.
Michael Simpson, Interim Music Coordinator
Kerry Court, Interim Director, Virginia Girls Choir and Virginia Boys Choir
Christopher Edwards, Interim Director, St. Stephen's Choir
Dawn Childs, Assistant for Children’s Music Ministry
Paige Reisenfeld, Music Administrator