Music is vital to the lifeblood of our church and its community. Not only is it highly valued by the congregation, but music is fundamental to many aspects of the Episcopal liturgy. Our 10:00am service on Sundays features choir and organ throughout most of the year (September–June). During the summer, we worship through hymns and solo music.
Music is transformative, both for those who learn and perform it and for those who listen to and reflect on it in church. We seek to use music as an enriching force in the lives of all who hear or make it at St. Matthew’s: children, whose growth in music shapes them into intelligent, creative, and social individuals; adults, who delight in the fellowship inherent to choral singing and whose musical growth never ends; and congregants, whose prayer and worship are enhanced when expressed through music.
We offer four choirs: three for the various grade levels of children and youth and one for adults. All of these choirs are completely free and are open to anyone, regardless of musical experience or faith background. Whoever you are, there is a place for you to sing at St. Matthew’s.
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This summer, send your kids to "Sounds Fun!" summer music camp! Running from Monday, June 27 until Friday, July 1, this camp offers five full days—9am to 2pm—of musical fun. This camp is open to kids who are in preK–2nd grade in the 2021–22 school year. The tuition fee is $275 per child, but scholarships are available for those families with financial hardship.Read More »
Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:30–9:00pm
St. Matthew’s Church Choir forms the backbone of our choral music ministry. From September to June, they sing on virtually every Sunday morning as well as on certain holy days and special services. The Church Choir comprises volunteer adults, many of whom have sung in St. Matthew’s choirs since childhood, and four professional Section Leader…Read More »
St. Matthew’s has a place for every child who wishes to sing in choir. Our three choirs for children and youth provide a first-rate musical education in a friendly, fun, and safe environment. These choirs are a vital part of our worship, and their music enriches the whole community. Each of these choirs rehearses once a week and then meets on the Sundays they are called to prov…Read More »
Read the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about joining the choirs at St. Matthew's.Read More »
At St. Matthew’s, we are tremendously proud of our pipe organ. Its three manuals, 42 stops and 52 ranks provide a formidable dynamic range, a wide color palette and endless versatility to the music at our church. The instrument, built by Reuter Organ Company (Lawrence, KS), dates to 2009, when the church community had decided upon major renovations to most of the Sanctuary. Acc…Read More »
Our concert series, The Arts at St. Matthew’s, provides artistic enrichment to the local community, both those who regularly worship at St. Matthew’s and those who don’t. It offers entertaining, educational, and inspiring events by diverse artists a handful of times throughout the year. The Arts at St. Matthew’s is a non-profit organization whose funding comes from t…Read More »