Music occupies a central place in the life of Good Shepherd because it is the fabric of our liturgy, which lies at the heart of what we do and who we are as a parish of the Episcopal Church. By participating together in the music of the liturgy, we join the celestial song that echoes throughout creation. Every voice is indispensable, whether sweet, shrill, strong, shy, shaky, or sure.
GS Choir to sing Evensong for AGO Region VII ConventionMore Info
Good Shepherd’s choirs of children and adults lead and interact with congregational singing, sing portions of the liturgy which it is impractical for the entire congregation to sing, enrich our celebration of the liturgy with appropriate offerings of beauty, and foster musical growth, spiritual formation, community-building, and an attitude of service among the choristers.More Info
Evensong (Evening Prayer) is part of the Church’s ancient and ongoing daily round of services of prayer and scripture. Choral Evensong, sung at Good Shepherd at 6:00 pm on the second Sunday of the month, September through May, features music ranging from plainsong to the most elaborate choral music our tradition has to offer, including canticles and anthems by composers such as Gibbons, Howells, Purcell, Stanford, Tallis, Wood, and Vaughan Williams.More Info
In addition to the choristers, choir parents, and other parishioners who constitute and make possible our ministry of music, these individuals lead that ministry in particular ways.More Info
Though the human voice is our primary vehicle of prayer and praise, other instruments – just like choirs and cantors – lead and enrich our liturgy in various ways.More Info