Music is an integral part of the parish life at St. Matthew’s Church, existing to transform and joyfully connect people with God and each other through worship, formation, mission, education and fellowship.
During the choir season (September through June), the worship experience at St. Matthew’s is enriched by the musical offerings of our choirs. A diverse repertoire of music spanning the eras of music is offered weekly.
Our graded Chorister Program utilizes the RSCM Voice for Life training scheme and is open to any children in elementary and middle school. Our Junior Choir (elementary & middle school age) rehearse on Wednesday afternoons and sing monthly, on major feast days and for Family Worship services.
Our Adult Choir is open to those in high school and older regardless of singing or music experience. They sing on most Sunday mornings, for special services, and rehearse on Wednesday nights. Members of the adult choir make up the Compline Choir, which leads the music for Compline services held on the last Wednesday night of the month.
Our Handbell Choir is open to anyone in high school and older regardless of ringing or musical experience and rehearses on Monday evenings. They play their own repertoire and frequently accompany the choirs and congregation, playing in worship monthly. We would like to begin a youth handbell/chime choir, open to children in elementary school and above. Please speak with the Director of Music Ministry for further information.
There are also opportunities for those parishioners not regularly involved in the music program to share their talents as a solo instrumentalist or vocalist, particularly members of our youth groups.
Membership in all of our choirs is volunteer and open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation or background, including those who are not members of the parish.