Music at St. Andrew’s

Music Director:

Terry Duncan has been our music Director now since 2013 and comes with a wealth of experience as a High School music teacher and a lifetime of experience in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Terry has a depth and breadth of knowledge of church music and a sensitivity to being a church choir director that brings out the best in our dedicated volunteer choir.

Choir:

Our choir comprises soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers (non-auditioned) ~ people who sing for the love of singing and to the glory of God. There are about 15 chairs in our choir loft, and they are often filled… but we can always squeeze in a few more chairs. Main practices are held Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., supplemented by a run-through of the week’s anthem on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 9:40 a.m.

The choir provides anthems at most Sunday services, in addition to several special anthems for Easter (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday) and Christmas Eve services.

During the summer, the choir takes a break from practices and anthems. However, members who are in attendance at a service often take their seats in the choir loft to help lead the congregation in hymns.

The choir is also a social group, enjoying one another’s company at potluck suppers hosted by choir members in the spring, fall and at Christmas.

Hand Bell Choir:

We have a two octave set of Schulmerich Hand Bells, and our hand bell choir takes part in worship for special occasions. Most recently the hand bells played for the 7:30 Christmas Eve service and for Easter.

 Youth Band:

We also have many talented young people who form a band from time to time which includes guitars, drums, bass and sometimes piano.

Junior Choir

In the past we have had a junior choir as well, and we hope to begin a junior choir again soon.