St. Stephen’s offers numerous ways to get involved in music-making. If you have a talent you’d like to share, please contact our music director!
St. Stephen’s principle adult choir. Open to all of confirmation-age and up without audition. Rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 pm between September and May; typically leads worship weekly at the 8:30 service during the program year.
St. Stephen’s program-year pickup choir. Open to all ages without audition. Rehearses Sunday mornings as scheduled (typically between services); leads worship monthly at the 10:30 service during the program year.
St. Stephen’s summer pickup choir. Meets one hour before worship to rehearse once per month during June, July and August; open to all ages with no experience or audition required.
St. Stephen’s ad-hoc orchestra / band. Open to all instrumentalists of confirmation-age and up without audition. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed on Saturday mornings; the group may play on Festival Sundays or other worship services as arranged, including Reformation, All Saints, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Transfiguration, Easter, or Pentecost, among others.
Open to all ukulele, guitar, banjo, mandolin and other related instruments as well as drummers/percussionists without audition. Rehearses Sunday mornings as scheduled (typically between services); leads worship monthly at the 10:30 service during the program year.
St. Stephen’s adult handbell choir. Some experience with music reading is encouraged; no audition required. Rehearses Wednesday at 6:00 pm between September and May (weeks of Advent and Lent excluded); typically rings monthly during program year.
Cantors at St. Stephen’s have the responsibility of leading congregational song, primarily through the singing of the alternating verses of the responsive psalmody; however, cantors also provide leadership on unfamiliar hymns, may sing solo verses of congregational hymnody, and offer prepared solos as appropriate.
St. Stephen’s welcomes instrumentalists of all ages and abilities to participate in music-making. Whether you have taken lessons for years or are just starting out, we invite you to share your gifts during worship.
Organists & Pianists
Keyboardists can accompany congregational singing from piano or organ, or offer prepared solos. Want to join our list of available substitute organists? Send a message to our music director.
Worship and Arts Team
The Worship and Arts Team works closely with the Worship & Music Director to develop transformational worship opportunities for the congregation, to equip congregational members in the use of musical and artistic gifts to support and enhance worship, and to provide opportunities for faith formation through music and the arts. The team meets monthly in the Library on the second Thursday at 6:00 pm, and invites all who are interested to join them.