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Choirs & Organ

Choir for Adults

GOOD SHEPHERD CHOIR
Wednesdays, 7:30p - 9:00p and Before the 10:30a Services
Windsor Campus

This is the primary performing ensemble for the Good Shepherd traditional services. Any and all are welcome to join. No audition is necessary. The Good Shepherd Choir rehearses weekly and performs every Sunday at 10:30 throughout the program year.

Contact: Jonathan Babcock

EVENSONG CHOIR
Wednesdays, 6:54p and the Second Sunday of each month before 6:00p Evensong
Windsor Campus

This is a select ensemble that performs Evensong services on the second Sunday of every month during the program year. Participation in the Good Shepherd Choir is required.

Contact: Jonathan Babcock

SUMMER CHOIR
Sundays, before the 10:30a services during the summer months
Windsor Campus

The Summer Choir is a great opportunity for members of the congregation with limited time to contribute to the musical life of the church! The Summer Choir sings and leads worship through the summer months (June-August). It is open to singers in middle school age and older, and no experience is necessary. Singers are encouraged to participate as often as their schedule allows.

Contact: Chris Oelkers

THE HILL PICK-UP CHOIR
Every other Sunday
The Hill

Our Pick-up Choir performs every other Sunday. Singers receive the music in advance and practice morning-of to keep things simple. This is a small time commitment that delivers great joy – there’s a reason so many of our regular attendees have become Pick-Up Choir members!

Contact: Sam Hensley

Organ

The pipe organ on our Windsor Campus comes to us from the Létourneau Organ Company in Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec The overall design concept is that of a ‘divided’ organ; the greater portion of the instrument is located in the gallery at the rear of the nave. The second, smaller component will be installed in the chancel area, but at a later date, as funds become available to complete the project. The entire instrument will then be playable from a 3-manual (keyboard) and pedal console, which occupies the same space and footprint as that of the previous organ. The Gallery organ is voiced in the French manner, with broad diapasons, colorful flute ranks, and fiery reeds, resulting in a bright, assertive tone well suited to the canon of organ music from the Baroque through the 21st century. By contrast, the Chancel organ, when complete, will have the warmth of tone typical of English romantic instruments, commending itself to the choral and organ music of the Anglican tradition.  When complete, this instrument will consist of 55 ranks (sets of pipes), featuring over 3,000 individual pipes, ranging in size from that of a pencil to 16 feet in length.

When complete this will be a beautiful and versatile instrument, and a real contribution to the musical life of our parish and that of the greater Austin community.

Organ Specs

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Choir for Children

CHILDREN'S CHOIR: 2nd GRADE AND OLDER
Sundays, 9:30a
Windsor Campus

A VISION FOR CHILDREN’S MUSIC AT GOOD SHEPHERD 

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd has a long history of excellence in music, and the nurturing of music for our children and young people has become a top priority for us. Our goal is to create a program for our children which offers a global approach, integrating music theory, history, and the physiology of singing with their choral training, at a developmentally appropriate level. For this reason, we have affiliated with The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), the premier organization dedicated primarily to voice training for children. The RSCM offers a graded, multi-level choral program with well-defined progress markers and a system of rewards for achievement. Their program, called Voice for Life, covers all aspects of individual and choral singing, and we’ll start implementing the program this coming September.

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