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

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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 in a Sunday liturgy about once a month.
  • Rehearsals are on Sundays at noon, 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 4 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.

Please visit again soon.  Events for the new 2019-2020 season will be announced late summer.

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

Parisian Pearls

Music of pre-revolutionary Paris

Paris has long been a vibrant center for arts and culture, and its musical scene of the pre-revolutionary era produced music with an especially distinctive flair. This concert featured works by some of the giants of the era, as well as a recently rediscovered one:
Lully: Grand motet “Exaudiet te Dominus”
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in A
Charpentier: Te Deum Laudamus
Admission is free; donations gratefully received to support St. Bartholomew’s music and outreach funds.
Seating space is limited. Early arrival is encouraged.

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Bach at St. Bartholomew’s

The 11th season, a series of concerts featuring J.S. Bach’s music on organ and harpsichord, performed by our parish musician Theodore S. (Ted) Davis

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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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