I Will Sing of Mercy and of Justice

- Psalm 101:1

 

Music offers us the rare opportunity to be simultaneously in communion with ourselves, our neighbors, and with God. Whether we are singing or listening, engagement in sacred music allows us to realize our beliefs in the world, and to engage in a community forged in music and the spirit. At. St. David’s, we believe that our music-making is both an expression of God as immanent love, as well as a proper “sacrifice of praise,” following Søren Kierkegaard’s metaphor that, in the theatre of worship, the liturgical leaders are the prompters, the congregants are the actors, and our audience is God.

 

Recognizing that God is present both in our interactions with each other and as a recipient of praise, we strive to offer joyful noise to the best of our abilities. For over a century, St. David’s has maintained excellence in the choral tradition that is at the heart of Anglican music. The Choir of St. David’s provides the backbone of this musical leadership, singing at Sunday services from September through Trinity Sunday. This year, we will also be exploring expanded opportunities for children, youth, and adults of all ages to participate musically in worship.

 

Please take a moment to explore the musical offerings at St. David’s. In addition to Sunday morning liturgy featuring the voices of the congregation supported by The Instruments of the Parish, music is offered at six First Friday concerts, six special choral services, and other special events throughout the program year that make up The St. David's Concert Series. Also be sure to check back each week for information About This Week's Music. Should you have any questions, or are interested in becoming involved, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Douglas Buchanan, at dbuchanan@st.davidsrolandpark.com.

 

We look forward to singing with you!

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