Music

Music

Music is an active and growing ministry at St. Aidan’s.  The primary mission of the Music Ministry is to provide the congregation with well-prepared, inclusive and dynamic anthems, hymns, service music, as well as opportunities for performance and education, which fosters spiritual growth and participation within the walls of St. Aidan’s and beyond. The foundation of this ministry stems from our Chorister’s Prayer: “Grant that what we sing with our lips, we may believe in our hearts; and what we believe in our hearts, we may show forth in our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Adult Choir Practice

September-May

Wednesday: 6:45-8:15 pm in the church.

The 8:15 am choir meets at 7:45 am on Sunday mornings to assist the congregation in the singing hymns, service music, and provide occasional anthems.

The 11:00 am choir meets at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings to assist the congregation in the singing of hymns, service music, and offertory anthems.

Several times throughout the year both choirs combine for major feast days, such as Christmas, Easter, and special services like Advent Lessons and Carols.

Summer Choir begins the first Sunday of June. 7:45 am call for the 8:15 am Mass and 10:00 am call for the 11:00 am Mass.

For more information contact Charles Higgs, Director of Music Ministries, music@staidans.org/404-563-9270.

Children’s Choir Practice

The St. Aidan’s Children’s Choir is open to all children ages 8 to 12. The season runs September through May, and the choir sings several times a year for Sunday Morning Mass, Evensongs  and other liturgies.  Rehearsals are scheduled on an “as needed” basis. For more information please contact Charles Higgs, Director of Music Ministries, music@staidans.org/404-563-9270.

Folk Ensemble

The St. Aidan’s Folk Ensemble is a Music Ministry which enhances spirituality via worship and praise music, presented at various church services and other functions during the year. Our goal is to inspire and lead others to participate in musical worship, not to perform or entertain. We have incorporated such instruments in our renditions as guitar, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, and hammered dulcimer, but are always open to expanding with additional musicians and/or other instruments. Last October, St. Aidan’s held two Folk Masses, consisting entirely of songs led by the Folk Ensemble.
We love making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and hope to inspire others to walk more closely with Christ, whether playing and/or singing, because “They who sing pray twice!”

STAMP

St. Aidan’s Music Project – aka, STAMP – is an extension of St. Aidan’s Music Ministry.  Officially launched in 2019, STAMP presents music workshops of various topics throughout the year.  Led by seasoned artists, these workshops allow the chance to present specialized themes tailored to specific audiences and give a personalized experience to the participants.  Topics can be anything…learning how to read music, string quartet coaching, songwriting. improvisation, and more.  Register for a workshop today!

Check out St. Aidan’s event calendar for the next workshop! 

Questions?  Topic suggestions for workshops?  Please email stamp@staidans.org for more information.