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Choirs & Organ

CHOIR FOR ADULTS

GOOD SHEPHERD ADULT CHOIR
Wednesdays  |  7:30p-9:00p AND—
Sundays  |  before the 10:30a services
Windsor Campus
The Good Shepherd Adult Choir leads worship at our 10:30a Sunday services in the church building and at special liturgies throughout the year. We draw on the very best of ancient, modern and world music, including works by local Austin composers. If you can sing well, are willing to work hard, and can commit to a rehearsal schedule, we welcome your participation. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:30p to 9:00p. No audition is needed, and you are welcome to sit in on a rehearsal any time if you’d like to try it out. For more information, please contact Chris Oelkers.

GOOD SHEPHERD EVENSONG CHOIR
Wednesdays  |  6:54p AND—
Second Sunday of each month  |  before 6:00p Evensong
Windsor Campus
The Good Shepherd Evensong Choir is a smaller ensemble drawn from the adult choir. This ensemble sings at Evensong on the second Sunday of every month during the program year. Evening Prayer is the time when the church gathers to give thanks for the day that is ending, and Evensong is an expression of this, unique to the Anglican tradition and a treasure of our church’s heritage. For more information, please contact Chris Oelkers.

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

Windsor Campus
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 to August). It is open to adults and to children in middle school and older, and no experience is necessary. Singers are encouraged to participate as often as their schedules allow. For more information, please contact Chris Oelkers.

THE HILL PICKUP CHOIR
Sundays  |  9:15a
The Hill
The Hill Pickup Choir participates in Sunday worship at the Hill every other week. On weeks when the choir gathers as part of worship, the singers meet at 9:15a to practice the hymns and service music for the day. All are welcome to join. For more information or to join please contact Matt Bradshaw.

THE 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

Jessica Rockowitz Photography
Jessica Rockowitz Photography

CHOIR FOR CHILDREN

YOUTH CHOIR:
Wednesdays   |   5:30p–6:00p
Windsor Campus, Choir room
Youth Choir (all ages) fosters the musical growth of our youngest singers. This choir participates in several of our worship services throughout the program year and during holidays. The Youth Choir curriculum comes from the Royal School of Church Music, with which Good Shepherd is affiliated. The Youth Choir practices on Wednesdays from 5:30p to 6:00p. New members are welcome at any time. No prior choir experience is necessary, just a love of singing. For more information, please contact Christina Baird.  

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