Music is integral in the life of St. Matthias’ Church. We proudly worship in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition and believe music to be one of the Church’s greatest gifts.

The adult choir sings at Sunday Eucharists from September through June. The volunteer choir unites to sing God’s praises, and the group’s extensive repertoire ranges from  plainsong chants to new American choral compositions.

Past Choral Music

February 18 (Lent 1)
Lord, for thy tender mercies sake – Richard Farrant
Call to remembrance – Richard Farrant

February 25 (Lent 2)
Jesus, So Lowly – Harold Friedell

March 4 (Lent 3)
Lord Jesus, Think on Me — Raymond Haan

March 11 (Lent 4)
Pray that Jerusalem (from Four Anthems) – Charles Stanford

March 18 (Lent 5)
Just as I am – Richard DeLong

March 25 (Palm Sunday)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Gilbert Martin
Ave Verum – William Byrd

March 29 (Maundy Thursday at 7PM)
Ubi Caritas – Ola Gjielo
Ave Verum – William Byrd

March 30 (Good Friday at 7PM)
Prayer to Jesus – George Oldroyd
Ave Verum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

March 31 (Easter Vigil at 7PM)
Most Glorious Lord of Life – William H. Harris

April 1 Easter (at 8 and 10AM)
This Joyful Eastertide – William H. Harris
Most Glorious Lord of Life – William H. Harris

April 22 (Evensong at 3PM)
Preces and Responses – Richard Ayleward
Evening Canticles in D (Mag & Nunc) – A. Herbert Brewer
The King of Love — Edward Bairstow
O Thou, The Central Orb – Charles Wood

The choir gathers at 9:15 a.m. to rehearse before the 10:00 Eucharist. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until 8:00 in the church. Membership in our adult choir is open to everyone. The choir offers Evensong services in the spring and fall and a Festival of Lessons and Carols in December.

Our choir welcomes musicians of all skill levels to share their talents whenever possible. Our youth provide splendid prelude music annually at our 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist.

Saint Matthias’ Church also proudly hosts the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival annually in June.