It has been said that “to sing is to pray twice.” Music forms an integral part of our worship at St. Barnabas. The choir and organ are integrated carefully in the whole rhythm of worship, in the liturgy of the Sung Mass at 10:30 every Sunday, as well as at important feasts and festivals throughout the year.
Above, listen to our Choral Scholars perform Lessons and Motets for Advent.
The choir sings music primarily in the early music style, but incorporating pieces ranging from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first century. For the Sunday Eucharist, the choir sings the music of the Mass, the motets, and other service music. Our music is enriched from time to time by vocal and instrumental soloists, both from the ranks of the choir and from other musicians. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings for most of the year, as well as prior to all services. Our choir is greatly enriched by the contributions of our Choral Scholars, music students who offer the benefits of their talent, their training, and their enthusiasm, and enable us to perform a wider repertoire of sacred music. To sing in the St. Barnabas’ choir is a discipline and an adventure. Anyone who might like to undertake this adventure with us should talk to our Music Director.
On the right, our Choral Scholars record the Lessons and Motets for Advent video.