St. Matthew’s Choir is an auditioned, volunteer voice ensemble of boys, girls, men and women.
The choir’s liturgical repertoire includes plainsong and Anglican chant psalmody, mass and evening canticle settings as well as a rich collection of anthems and motets ranging from Renaissance polyphony to modern day compositions.
Boys and girls aged 8 years and up rehearse on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Men and women rehearse on Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The choir also rehearses for one hour prior to the church services at which they sing.
The choir year
From September to June, St. Matthew's Choir sings at the weekly 10:30 AM Sunday Eucharist service as well as at regularly scheduled Evensong services. The choir also participates in a number of additional special services such as those during Advent and Holy Week.
Traditionally the choir presents two concerts each year, one in the autumn and another in the spring. Major choral works presented in recent past years have included Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem and two different settings of the Gloria by Poulenc and Rutter.
Royal School of Church Music
St. Matthew’s music ministry is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, an international organization that promotes excellence in musical education as well as high standards of choral singing in service of the Church.
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Last updated: April 12, 2023
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