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. Some choirs require auditions; the staff member can advise you.
Cherub Choir: Kindergarten and First Grade | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 5:00-5:30 | sings at 9:00 a.m. Palmer Hall service several times annually
Palmer Hall Choir: Second through fourth grades | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 | Sings at 9:00 a.m. Palmer Hall service weekly
OLDER CHILDREN AND YOUTH
NEW! Middle School Choir | Coming fall 2017 | Grades 5-8 | Rehearsals, Sundays, 10:10-11 a.m. | Sings at Sunday morning services
Virginia Girls Choir: Fifth through twelfth grades | Rehearsals, Wednesdays, 5:10-8:00, and Sundays after 11:15 service until 1:00 | Sings Sunday mornings, Wednesday Evensong at 5:30 p.m., and at other times
NEW! A Capella Choir | Coming fall 2017; for high school students; additional details TBA
ADULTS (including senior high students)
Hymn Choir: Adolescents and adults | Sings once a month at the 9 a.m. service, with rehearsal immediately before the service
St. Stephen's Choir: Adolescents and adults | Rehearsals, Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 | Sings at 9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. service on Sundays, and at 10 a.m. summer Sunday service
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, Wednesdays (NOTE NEW DAY) at 6:00 p.m. | plays in services in main church and Palmer Hall approximately once every six weeks
Instrumentalists are invited to contact Greg Vick 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, Coordinator of Celtic Musicians, and Interim Director of Sanctuary
Kerry Court, Director, Virginia Girls Choir
Christopher Edwards, Interim Director, St. Stephen's Choir
Dawn Childs, Director, Children’s Choirs
Greg Vick, Principal Organist
Susan Weis, Handbell Choir Director