Music is an integral part of worship at St. Mark’s. Song engages the whole self in prayer and unites the faithful to worship God.
The variety of musical forms at St. Mark’s reflects the diversity of our world and the varied gifts and talents in our community. It enhances our worship, transforms us, and draws us closer to God and to each other.
September through May, this adult volunteer group sings at the 11:00 service, supporting congregational singing and presenting special music. The choir rehearses Sunday morning from 9am until 10:45am. It sings a broad repertoire of music, from Medieval and Renaissance to Baroque, Romantic and Modern, from Folk and Gospel to African and Rock. The Celtic Choir always welcomes new members. Angelica Dunsavage is the Music Director.
This inter-generational group of adults, middle and high school students welcomes ringers of all levels – novice to seasoned – for weekly rehearsals (Fridays 4:30pm-5:30pm, September to April). The bells ring at the 11:00am service once every month and play at other community events. Jared Aragon is the Director.
Blues / Jazz Sundays
Every year St. Mark’s offers Jazz Sunday in October and Blues Sunday during Lent. For both services, the music is all of a piece: congregational music, solo and ensemble music are all jazz or Gospel.
Joyful Noise Choir & Orchestra
The children, under the direction of Barbara Freischlad, present two musical Sundays each year, Christmas Eve Family service and a Sunday in May. Dr. Snavely produces the pieces to be presented for voice and instrumental. The children meet after the Children’s Message in the 11am service Sept – May.