St. George’s has a varied and rich musical history steeped in Anglican tradition and well-known for its dedication to beauty and excellence. At St. George’s, music is an integral part of worship, and the music staff is committed to enhancing our shared experience by glorifying God through music.
To learn more about participating in our Music Ministries, please contact Dr. Woosug Kang, Director of Music Ministries I 615-385-2150 x 254 or email@example.com.
St. George's Choir
St. George’s Choir is an adult choir that leads our 8:45 and 11:00am worship services on Sunday morning ,as well as Choral Evensong, special services, and concerts. The choir is comprised of both professional singers and dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to bring high-quality music and leadership to the worship experience at St. George’s. The music is primarily centered on traditional Anglican choral repertoire by composers ranging from the 16th century to current day. St. George's Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7:00pm during the academic year. In the summer of 2023, the choir will join the Choristers of St. George's in a week-long residency at Canterbury Cathedral in the UK.
The Choristers of St. George’s
For 3rd - 12th Graders
The Choristers of St. George’s is a choral program for children and youth. Using the curriculum from the Royal School of Church Music, the program is designed to develop discipline, leadership, and focus while learning music in a friendly community environment. Choristers sing regularly during Sunday morning services, Choral Evensong, and special concerts with our adult choir. In 2019 our Choristers served as the resident choir for a week at historic Ely Cathedral in England. In the summer of 2023, the Choristers will join St. George's Choir in a week-long residency at Canterbury Cathedral—the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican church.
Going Forward with Choristers | An article by Woosug Kang, published in The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians.
To register your child for the Chorister program, please complete and return the forms linked below.
St. Dunstan’s Choir
For 1st & 2nd Graders
St. Dunstan's Choir is for 1st and 2nd grade children. The choir gives children an education in singing technique, basic music theory, and the role that music has in the larger context of worship. St. Dunstan’s prepares students to sing with the Choristers of St. George’s when they reach 3rd grade. St. Dunstan’s director, Ms. Emily Hinkle, is also a staff singer of St. George’s Choir. She is excited to welcome children who want to learn how to sing and lead worship at St. George’s.
To register your child for St. Dunstan's, please complete and return the forms linked below.
Buzard Opus 48
St. George’s new pipe organ, Buzard Opus 48, was brought to life by John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, Illinois. This four-manual organ will be fully installed and voiced in 2023, bearing 50 stops and 58 ranks, including a fully-enclosed trombone rank, the lowest pipe of which is 32-feet long. Distinctly Anglican-American in character, this instrument was designed primarily to support worship in the Anglican tradition; however, its diverse and colorful stoplist allows it to beautifully render music of all periods. Opus 48 features an unusually high proportion of larger and longer pipes, resulting in a noticeable depth and fullness of sound. This magnificent organ will serve St. George’s in worship and will also delight the greater community at concert events.
A Ukrainian Prayer
By John Rutter
St. George's Choir and the Cathedral Choir of Advent Birmingham performing A Ukrainian Prayer by John Rutter. This piece was offered as part of an In Excelsis concert program in May 2022.