At St. Matthew's, music is an important and vibrant component of worship and parish life. This ministry is strongly valued by our congregation as a whole, and includes children, youth and adults as equal partners in music making and leadership. As a musical parish, we place great emphasis on congregational singing through hymns, psalms and service music.
Our parish choirs are vital to our community. Their beautiful music, deep dedication, sure leadership and contagious enthusiasm enrich our worship experience. In session from September through June, the parish choirs rehearse weekly and provide musical leadership at the Sunday 10am celebrations of the Holy Eucharist as well as a variety of holy days, evensongs, and special services.
We have a long tradition of faithful and formative choirs for children and adults. We believe that the musical and spiritual formation that takes place strengthens the life of the entire community at St. Matt's. We give thanks for the gifts of our many talented choristers and musicians.
The parish's primary instrument is a pipe organ built by the Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas. This splendid three manual, fifty-two rank organ was played for the first time in public on Sunday, January 31, 2010. The story of how this magnificent organ was built for St. Matthew's was the feature article in the September 2010 edition of American Organist magazine. Click here to read this article, Copyright 2010, by the American Guild of Organists and Reproduced by permission of The American Organist Magazine.
St. Matthew’s Adult Choir is a skilled, diverse, and dedicated group of singers who help lead worship at the main Eucharist each Sunday, in addition to an occasional Choral Evensong, concert, and other seasonal liturgies. Singing a broad range of sacred music from the Renaissance to the finest works of modern composers, the choir enjoys a special emphasis on music from the Engl…Read More »
The Choir of Boys & Girls
Girls and Boys in grades 2-5
In the Choir of Boys & Girls, children learn to sing in a wonderfully refined way, becoming very intelligent young musicians. They develop their music reading skills and expand their vocal range. They have a sense of commitment to their important role in worship, and have a great time working together to sing beautiful sacred…Read More »