we worship: music at epiphany
For almost a century the Parish of the Epiphany has taken pride and joy in, and responsibility for, a strong musical program in its worship.
Music plays an integral part in the social, liturgical and spiritual life of our parish. Steeped in our strong Anglican identity is a history of music and fine musicianship. Called to serve our growing and diverse community, we bring this tradition to our prayer and bring other musical traditions into our prayer and liturgical life.
With multiple volunteer choirs sharing the responsibility, music at Epiphany is an important part of the Sunday services, as well as many special services during the seasons of Christmas, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost.
In addition, many professional musicians, including singers, brass players, string ensembles and solo instrumentalists, enhance various Sunday and holiday services, giving the choirs an opportunity to explore many different styles of sacred music.
Thanks to the generosity of so many people in The Parish of the Epiphany – singers, parents, supporters of many kinds and gifts – the music offerings continued to enhance and enrich our worship services all year long.
Some highlights of recent programs are:
An Epiphany Celebration of 12th night at the Boar’s Head Feast
The Junior Choir’s offering of Elijah, God’s Faithful Prophet
A Lenten, a cappella, Evensong, sung by the Adult Choir
The Requiem, by Gabriel Faure, offered on Good Friday evening, by the Adult Choir and guest orchestra
Holy Week services – Maundy Thursday and Good Friday evenings
The Great Vigil of Easter and Easter Mornings Services at 9 and 11:15 – with three choirs and brass quartet
Cloister Garden Concerts in June and July
The Alcyon Chamber Ensemble presented two concerts, in the spring and fall, as part of our “Old Parish Hall” series
The Cantata Sunday, in October, featured Bach’s Cantata # 30, for chorus, soloists and orchestra
All Saints’ Evensong sung by the Adult Choir
Lessons and Carols – sung amid the winter snow – by all three choirs, accompanied by the Triton Brass Quintet.
The Christmas Pageant – with Junior and Cherub Choirs leading the music
Christmas Eve services at 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm – with all three choirs and strings