Music
Currently there are four musical groups: Choir, Junior Choir, Handbells, and Music Makers, each of which plays an important part in contributing to the musical diversity we hear each week. Below you will find brief descriptions of each group, and we hope that you will add your name to the long list of people who make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Choir
Over time the choir has varied greatly in size (this photo shows the choir at its largest) and composition (at one time it had four paid section leaders). The choir currently has about 15 members, and always welcomes more. Its main function is to provide support for the singing of hymns and service music, as well as prepare one or more special anthems each week. The musical repertory is firmly rooted in the Anglican tradition but also includes more contemporary styles. Prior singing experience and the ability to read music are helpful, but not required. The only requirements are the ability to carry a tune and attend a majority of rehearsals. The choir rehearses every Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m., and on every other Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel. Please talk with Music Director, Katie Gueorguieva, if you'd like to join.
junior choir
Some of the young voices of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
Singers of all abilities, ages 5 – 16, are invited to join the St. Francis Junior Choir. We have short practices after church two times per month. The Junior Choir sings several times per year. Members are sometimes dressed in choir robes for performances which are provided by the church. We are always looking for new members to join the choir. If your child is interested, please use the Contact Form to contact Katie Gueorguieva, our Music Director.
Handbells
The Handbell choir has returned to St. Francis. The group includes members of all ages and abilities. They practice on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and play during church service several times throughout the year.
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Music Makers
The Music Makers performing in McNaught Hall.
Whatever musical instrument you play (or used to play) is welcome with the Music Makers. This informal musical group plays worship music several times a year and will often play an eclectic repertoire for social events throughout the year.
Members are hobbyists who enjoy a variety of musical styles and laughter. In fact, a sense of humor is the only skill required of its members. Otherwise, musicians and singers of all skill levels are welcome to join. Rehearsals are usually held on the Thursday evening prior to a Sunday assignment. Music will be provided for you. If you'd like to join or would just like more information, please use the Contact Form to contact George Dobbs.