Music at Saint Michael’s
Minister of Music/Organist, Henry "Hank" Glass
At the main service on Sunday the congregation loves singing the great established hymns, and the Parish Choir usually sings an anthem at the offertory. Within this tradition we try and make the music as varied andexpressive as possible -
always related to the Church’s seasons and purpose. We are again singing the psalms to Anglican chant; and our current setting is the Schubert.
Wednesday evening worship is open, more intimate and less formal: it takes place in the Chapel of the Angels – a great place in which to sing. The atmosphere is contemplative. We try to reflect God’s concern for today’s world by singing songs from far and wide, accompanied by violin and piano. We would really welcome more instrumentalists – you don’t have to be an Episcopalian! Music and liturgy often draw their inspiration from the Iona Community, Taizé or New Zealand.
If you fancy singing with the choir, even if you are just visiting for a short while, do join us: Choir Practice is 1:30 to 3:00 on Fridays. If you play an instrument, bring it along on Wednesday at 5:30 ready for the service at 6:00!
We are a broad church and our music aims to appeal to a broad spectrum: “All are Welcome” at Saint Michael’s!
Saint Michael’s a member of the Royal School of Church Music