Adult Programs... Music
The goal of Music Ministry here at St. David’s is to enable all persons to experience the presence of God through congregational singing, the inspiration of choral and instrumental music, and holding musical events.
Those who actively participate in the choral, instrumental, and hand bell ensembles will find that music ministry also provides opportunities for spiritual growth, Christian fellowship, and the development of musical skills.
Membership is open to all who are willing to invest their time and talents in this ministry. Please contact our Choirmaster, George, at 248-557-5430, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in any of the ministries below.
The music programs take a break during the summer months.
Our Music Director frequently writes about music and worship, please check out: The Choirmaster's Corner
Frequently, recordings are made of performances, click the title below for an available list:
(non Chancel Choir or Bell Choir recordings)
Music from 2015 Christmas Eve Service
The Chancel Choir (open to all those in high school and up) rehearses on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm and sings the Choral Eucharist each Sunday and all feast days.
Chancel Choir recordings
The Handbell Choir (open to all those in high school and up) rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 6:45pm and plays for one Sunday service per month.
Handbell Choir recordings
The music program for children is on hold temporarily.
Rehearsals normally start in September and are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 9am to 9:30 am. Following the rehearsal, they will go to Sunday School. On the 3rd Sundays of the month, the children will give their gifts of music during the service.
We will also be looking into purchasing more musical instruments – in particular the drums, to start the children on that learning journey.
Other Musical Opportunities:
The Gospel Choir (open to all those in high school and up) is an ad hoc group that provides music for occasional Sunday services and participates on many feast days.
The Taizé / Evensong Choir is an ad hoc group that provides music for our evening prayer services. Upcoming services will be announced in parish publications and on our web calendar.
Cantors and Vocal Soloists perform specific liturgical pieces, including introits, antiphons, sacred solo works, and the plainchant Passion Gospel, which has become a Holy Week tradition.
Instrumentalists are always warmly welcomed and can be included in our worship.
Music Volunteers are invited to assist the Organist and Choirmaster with Children’s Choir rehearsals and organizational tasks.