Sing to the Lord a new song.
Music is vital to our worship at Grace and St. Stephen’s. We strive for the highest quality in liturgy and music, seeking to touch the heart and renew the spirit. Choir, organ and other instruments enhance prayer and singing, offering something apart from everyday life.
Our music program features some of the finest music of the Anglican choral tradition, as well as many other styles, sung by our numerous choirs, which encompass all ages.
The latest music lists can be found below (PDF format):
We are always interested in welcoming new members to our choirs. Please contact Simon Jacobs, Organist and Choirmaster, at (719) 328-1125, ext 306 or by email.
The Taylor Choir is renowned for its musical excellence, and is open to adults and youth, with previous choral experience desirable. Repertoire is drawn largely from the Anglican tradition, encompassing music from the sixteenth century to the present day. The choir sings each Sunday for the 10:30 am Eucharist, and also offers monthly services of Choral Evensong and regular concerts. The Taylor Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (Sept.-May), and also sings on Sundays throughout the summer months. Auditions are required, and can be arranged by emailing Simon Jacobs, Organist and Choirmaster.
St. Nicholas Children's Choir
The St. Nicholas Children’s Choir is open to all children in 2nd to 6th grade, without audition. St. Nicholas rehearses alongside St. Cecilia on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm, September through May. St. Nicholas choristers also participate in music theory training, derived from the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music, on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:30pm. The combined Youth Choirs sing on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 10:30am service, and for occasional special services and concerts.
St. Cecilia Youth Choir
The St. Cecilia Youth Choir is open to all youth in 7th through 12th grade, without audition. St. Cecilia rehearses alongside St. Nicholas on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, September through May. The combined Youth Choirs sing on the first and third Sundays of the month at the 10:30am service, and for occasional special services and concerts.
Open to all children in kindergarten and 1st grade. These choristers make a joyful noise for Wee Worship, and occasionally sing at the 10:30am Eucharist. Rehearsals are Sundays after Communion at the 10:30am service. Contact Amalia Dobbins, Cherub Choir Director, for more information.
Grace Notes Handbell Choir
These talented hand bell players, aged 14 and older, ring four octaves of bells and three octaves of choir chimes. A part of the music program at Grace and St. Stephen’s since 2003, the Grace Notes ensemble performs a variety of quality handbell music on a seasonal basis. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:45 pm, September through May. Contact Laurie Cox for more information.
The Parish Choir sings on occasional Sundays throughout the year when the Taylor Choir and Youth Choirs do not sing. Parish Choir is open to all, without audition, and rehearsals are held once a month in a fun and friendly environment. Repertoire consists of hymns and simple anthems. Sign up today by contacting Simon Jacobs.