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 K–8 and one for highschoolers and 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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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 highschoolers, volunteer adults (many of whom have sung in St. Matthew's choirs since childhood), and four professional Sect…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. Accom…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. Funding for The Arts at St. Matthew’s comes from ticket sales and from the generous support of patrons. All proceeds from the series go directly into the advancement and enhancement of subsequent seasons.Read More »