Music

Sharing God’s gift of music is one of the ways that our church seeks to enrich the lives of its people and the people of the wider community. Building upon a long-standing tradition of excellence, we strive to provide musical opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

The St. Stephen’s choir is an eclectic group of singers. Anyone with an interest in learning more about singing with the choir should contact our director by phone at 614 294-3749.

The choir sings at the 10:30 service Sunday mornings from September to June. Regular rehearsals are at 8:30 Sunday morning with occasional Thursday evening rehearsals as needed.

Music Program & Choir

At St. Stephen’s we perform a variety of music types from Renaissance and Classical music to spirituals and contemporary music.  In addition to the adult choir, there are opportunities for solos, small ensembles, and special children’s performances.

Adult Choir

The St. Stephen’s Choir is an all volunteer choir. While most of our singers have had previous choral experience and several have been professional musicians, we welcome all who enjoy singing and have some knowledge of reading music.  We are the only church located within The Ohio State University campus, thus we are blessed to have OSU students and faculty in our choir, as well as adults from the broader community.

The choir sings at the 10:30 service Sunday mornings from September to June.  Our regular rehearsal time in at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, with an additional Thursday evening rehearsal approximately once each month.

Join our Choir

Our St. Stephen’s Choir is a friendly and welcoming group.  We genuinely enjoy each other and love making music together.  We take our mission to glorify God through our offering of music seriously.

The choir sings at the 10:30am service on Sunday mornings.

Choir rehearsal is at 8:30am on Sundays.

Anyone with an interest in learning more about singing with the choir should contact our director by email.

Instrumentalists

For special services we frequently have an ensemble of instrumentalists from our congregation who join the organist on hymns. We often use solo instruments during the prelude or postlude.

Special Services and Events

Several times a year the choir leads the congregation in Choral Evensong on Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m.  Each fall, we sing at the Neighborhood Services Concert, which brings University area church choirs together for a benefit concert to raise funds for our local food pantry.

St. Stephen’s Instruments

During worship services when the choir is not singing a cappella, we use mainly our Schantz Pipe Organ (2 manuals, 22 ranks) and sometimes our recital-quality Baldwin grand piano for accompanying anthems and service music.  We also have a grand piano in our choir room for rehearsal purposes.

Upcoming Music

Music Samplers

Click the links below to hear music performed by St. Stephen’s Choir. Using head phones may improve volume and clarity. If volume is low, check the volume button on Media Player.

Prayer for Church Musicians and Artists

from  The Book of Common Prayer, 1979

O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven; Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.