“Lift up your voice and sing”
The Saint Barnabas Choir, known for inspiring our congregation to new heights, contributes music during our 7:45am and 10:15am Sunday worship services. We have members from all walks of life as well as professional musicians in leadership roles. Our repertoire is varied and spans the centuries of sacred choral music from Renaissance through Modern. The choir also performs major choral works at concerts during the year and leads other liturgies during the church year, including Evensong, Holy Week services, Christmas Eve, and more.
The Saint Barnabas Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings, September through June, from 7-9pm in Lincoln Hall of the Gwen Harris Music Center. The choir gathers for a rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 9am in the Sanctuary before singing for the 10:15am liturgy. Twice a year we hold day-long choir workshops at off-campus locations.
We have volunteer opportunities available in several areas (not necessarily limited to choir member): music library, social planning, personnel management, concert and event set-up, wardrobe/robing, publicity, and administrative assistance.
Incoming Saint Barnabas Choir members should schedule an interview with Paul Lee, Director of Music Ministries, to discuss the responsibilities and commitment needed for successful membership. Basic music reading skills are needed and past choral experience is desirable.
Summer Choir provides an opportunity to sing and lead in worship for those who may not be able or choose to make the commitment to the weekly rehearsals and services of the Saint Barnabas Choir. Families, couples, singles, all ages are invited. Sing every Sunday or weeks that you are able.
Rehearsals are held in the Lincoln Hall of the Gwen Harris Music Center on Saturday afternoons, July through August. The Summer Choir leads in worship at the 10:15am service each Sunday of those months. A Sunday warm-up rehearsal begins each week at 9:00am.
At the beginning of each Summer Choir season we have a kick-off rehearsal and barbeque. Watch for announcements. The music we sing ranges from classical to contemporary sacred music. Summer Choir is a great place to try out singing in the choir!
For more information about the Saint Barnabas Choir and Summer Choir, please contact Paul Lee or Michael Salazar. Tel: 480-355-9735
Our newly revitalized Handbell Choir rings multiple octaves of handbells to achieve a unique sound during worship. Handbells choir has open rehearsals every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Learning Center. Stop by to try your hand, or even just to sit and listen. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic musicians to join our ranks! Questions? Contact Paul Lee.
Children’s Choir is an opportunity for all children in the parish and the wider community to participate in music education, choral singing, and performance opportunities. Curriculum includes elements of solfege, harmony singing, note reading, and sight singing. Children’s Choir is a progressive step in our children’s music ministry that comes after Music Makers for preschool and kindergarteners. Rehearsals are from 5:30pm-6:25pm every Wednesday. Runs September through May.
For more information about joining Children’s Choir, please contact Sarah Petersen.
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