Music at St Michael & All Angels
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Psalm 98:4 (NRSV)
Music at St. Michael and All Angels has always been a celebration of God’s gifts, love, and inspiration. A blend of traditional hymns and contemporary choruses and songs has an important role in the distinctive way we praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit during Sunday worship.
Led by Music Director Tony Mason, singers and soloists draw from a variety of styles including classical, gospel, jazz, and folk music from Africa, Europe, Central America, and the West Indies. Accompanists play our op. 2187 Casavant pipe organ, Heintzman grand piano, and guitar.
Instrumental soloists such as trumpeters and flutists are featured on Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve and Pentecost, among other special masses. The Wychwood Clarinet Choir continues a tradition of performing in December church events, in addition to their yearly concert series at the church.
Our liturgical youth dance group, Nubian Unity, choreographs and performs at special services throughout the year, including Easter, Pentecost, and Christmas. This outstanding troupe has also performed by invitation at Diocesan events throughout the city.
Choir practice takes place on Thursdays from 7-8 pm. All are welcome to attend and no audition is necessary.