"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest,
heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul."
The musical offerings on Sunday morning are an integral part of our worship service. The music is chosen to reflect the worship theme and to enhance our worship experience. Music allows us to connect to our deepest values and convictions and is an important part of our spiritual lives.
Music is an important aspect of our congregational life. Our choir is 25 voices strong - and always happy to welcome new singers! We are a singing congregation! We sing a wide range of musical genres and styles. You do not have to be a member of All Souls to join the choir - you just have to love to sing.
Joining the choir is a wonderful way to get connected to the All Souls community. Anyone can join the choir – let our choir director Drew Collins know that you are interested, or just show up at our regular Wednesday evening rehearsal. We rehearse each Wednesday from 7:15 – 8:45 pm, with the exception of the months of July and August when we break for the summer. The choir usually sings at two Sunday services each month and at other special events such as the annual Music Night, Advent Vespers, the Winter Solstice service, and the Christmas Eve service.
In addition, once or twice a year the choir reaches out to individuals from the congregation who may be homebound and offers to come to their home and sing for them - raising everyone's musical spirits!
The choir begins the year with a day-long retreat that offers fellowship as well as musical skills training. At the end of the choir year, as summer begins, the choir gathers for its annual choir potluck dinner party, with food, fellowship, and singing - of course!
Another part of our Music Ministry at All Souls is the Family and Children's Choir. This group rehearses and performs a couple times a year for special occasions. Under the direction of Joyce Werden, the children (and sometimes parents!) learn musical numbers to share with the congregation. Music and singing are a regular part of our religious education program for children.
For information about All Souls' "A Gift of Song" program, click here.
For more information and frequently asked questions about the choir, check out the choir page under the "Connecting" portion of our website.
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."