MUSIC at St B's

Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.

Choirs

children's choir

Children and Youth Choirs

(Grades K through 8)

The Children’s Choirs at St. Bartholomew’s allow children to learn to worship God through the power of music.

  • This choir sings about once a month.
  • Rehearsals are on Sundays at 12:15 p.m., September through May.

The St. Bartholomew Choir

(Youth and adults)

This ensemble is the main musical leadership at St. Bartholomew’s 10:30 service, September through mid-June.

  • New members are always welcome, regardless of experience, and short-term participation opportunities are offered.
  • Rehearsals are Thursday evenings. at 7:30 p.m.
  • Stylistic variety is important for the selection of anthems: Anglican chant, baroque, contemporary, and Mendelssohn to motets, all with or without instrumental accompaniment.
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Handbell Choir

(Youth and adults)

When active this group meets weekly to rehearse and occasionally plays for worship. (The ability to read music is essential.)

summer choir

Summer Choir

(Grades 5 through Adult)

During the summer months, this choir rehearses at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays and sings for 10:30 service immediately following. Singers are welcome to participate for as few or as many summer Sundays they can!

Opportunities

Instrumentalists

The regular use of instruments other than the organ is a vital part of the worship experience at St. Bartholomew’s. Instruments recently in use include the flute, violin, and brass.

Friends of music

Opportunities abound to support music at St. Bartholomew’s. Be it maintaining vestments and other equipment to logistical support for special music events (such as ushering, program publishing, publicity), anyone with a passion for music and a desire to offer non-musical support is encouraged to make their interests known!

For more information about our music programs and events, contact Ted Davis, Organist and Choirmaster

Event Series

Music at St. Bartholomew's

St. Bartholomew’s is a parish committed to offering inspired quality music, and extends a warm invitation to this series of special music events. Great music brings us in touch with the transcendent. Our goal is to offer numerous opportunities for our community to hear such music performed live.

These events depend on the generosity of music lovers.  Please click here to make a contribution.

Upcoming Events

Bach at St. Bartholomew’s

Sundays, April 28, & May 19 at 6:30 p.m.
 

St. Bartholomew’s is delighted to present our 12th annual series of concerts presented by our own Theo. S. (Ted) Davis on organ and harpsichord.

Admission is free; donations gratefully received to support future music events at St. Bartholomew’s and the parish outreach fund.

Seating space is limited.  Early arrival is encouraged.

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Calling singers!

A singing opportunity awaits you! Please mark your calendar, and tell your singing friends, The St. Bartholomew Choir welcomes guest singers to take part in our concert Parisian Pearls on Sunday evening June 9.  Thursday rehearsals begin April 25 at 8:30 pm; final rehearsal with orchestra on Saturday, June 8 (late morning/early afternoon)

For more details, contact Ted Davis at ted@stbs-md.org

Recent Events

The Douglas Singers in concert

Sunday, October 7, 3 p.m.

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St. Bartholomew’s is pleased to welcome our annual series of concerts by Theodore S. (Ted) Davis on organ and harpsichord.

Missa Luba and Duruflé Requiem

Sunday, Nov. 4, 5 p.m.

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The St. Bartholomew Choir and friends is back with a musical tribute to God’s colorful community of Saints with two mid-20th-century gems of choral music:

Missa Luba, a setting of the Latin Mass that celebrates the music and culture of Central Africa.

Duruflé’s setting of the Latin “Requiem” Mass is a widely revered masterpiece by this Parisian musical giant.

Admission is free; donations gratefully received to support future music events at St. Bartholomew’s and the parish outreach fund.

Seating space is limited.  Early arrival is encouraged.

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