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Music in the Episcopal Church plays an important role in our liturgies and parish life. Music serves the church and parish in many important ways – to sing our praise to God, Father, Son, and Spirit. It also spreads the message of Christ and can lead others to the church, whether in an organ recital, instrumental concert, or our song/prayer at liturgy.

Services and Events

 

Piano Recital

Evensong - The Feast of the Ascension

Wednesday, May 9  |  7:00 p.m. in the church

Choral Evensong is a beautiful service of lessons, anthems, and prayers. This service includes organ by Jesse Ratcliffe, and the guest choirs of St. James Episcopal Church, of Warrenton, VA.  The service of Choral Evensong is a uniquely Anglican take on the ancient service of Vespers, or 'Evening Prayer'; and the term 'Evensong' itself even appeared in Cranmer's 1549 Book of Common Prayer. In its most basic form, a typical Evensong will always include the opening 'Versicle and Responses',  the 'Magnificat' (Song of Mary) and the 'Nunc Dimittis' (Song of Simeon). 

Father’s Day Hymn Sing & Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 17  |  4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall

All are invited to join for an afternoon of song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, as we celebrate Father’s Day. Ice cream will be served on the lawn following the  event. Donations will be accepted.

Celebrating America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Sunday, July 1  |  4:00 p.m. at Culpeper Baptist Church

Our choir will be joining over one hundred area church musicians to celebrate the rich gift of our country’s history and heritage in a 4th of July celebration.  Included in the program are hand bells, our community band, pipe organ and choirs in concert to lift people’s hearts with many well-known songs and hymns including Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, A Mighty Fortress is Our God, and J. Philip Sousa’s, Stars and Stripes Forever.

Music Camp

July 30 - August 3:  Monday - Friday  |  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This music camp will give our children and youth an experience which is hands-on and leads to a deeper love of making music to the praise and glory of God.  Each day participants, grade one to eight (completed), will have an opportunity to sing, move to music, play hand bells, compose their own songs, and participate in master classes with professional musicians who play string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.  We hope this one-week immersion in music will tap the inner resources of students and lead to some on-going music making and fun events.  Think of the 23rd Psalm set to rap beats!  Camp registration details will be coming soon, and of course, there are always opportunities for adult volunteers.