The choir of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is a volunteer parish choir and continues to play an important part in the worship services since the opening of St. Mark’s in 1938. With the remarkable acoustical ambiance of the building of four seconds reverberation, strong congregational singing of hymns, psalms, canticles, and communion settings has been a hallmark of St. Mark’s. St. Mark’s continues to follow a strong Anglican musical tradition and has benefitted from several past Organist-Choirmasters with Anglican Cathedral training. A wide variety of music is offered from contemporary composers to the great masters of the Romantic, Classical and Renaissance periods. Special emphasis is placed upon the singing of Psalms in the Anglican tradition in which the congregation fully participates.
The choir rehearses every Thursday evening and sings the 10:00 AM service each Sunday September through May. Occasional special services and Evensongs provide the opportunity for other singers and church choirs to join in the preparation of more extended musical works. The choir consists of members with musical degrees and professional experience to those of no prior experience. Regardless, all persons of any age are welcome to join the choir … there is a place and room for everyone!