‘Those who sing, pray twice.’ – St. Augustine

The Choirs of St. Bartholomew’s involve the time and talent of more than 70 individuals from different backgrounds, age groups, and experience.

CANTERBURY CHOIR
The Canterbury Choir is a dedicated group of around 30 singers. They sing challenging repertoire from a wide spectrum based mainly in the English cathedral tradition as well as music from other cultures. The choir maintains a high standard of excellence and is often invited to sing for Diocesan functions. The Canterbury Choir was also honored to sing at the American Guild of Organists regional convention in 2005. The Canterbury Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. This group sings the 10:30am service of Holy Eucharist three Sundays a month, as well as monthly Evensong, and most major Feast Days. Membership is by audition

PARISH CHOIR
The Parish Choir is a group of around 20 singers. This choir often joins with the Canterbury Choir for major Feast Days. The Parish Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The group is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of how to read music, who can match pitch, and who can commit to the rehearsal and service schedule.

TREBLE CHOIR
The Treble Choir is made up of 18 Choristers ages 7-18. This group, which follows the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), sings twice monthly. Choristers receive one-on-one training, and rehearse together on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:20pm. Choristers also meet privately, twice a semester with the Choirmaster, for private piano and voice lessons.

Members of this choir also enjoy choir tours every other year. Most recently they travelled to Orlando, Florida, where they sang Sunday morning services and evensong at All Saints’, Winter Park, and made a pilgrimage to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Membership is open by a simple vocal interview. Any chorister who can match pitch and who, along with their parents can commit to the rehearsal and service schedule can join this choir.

SCHOLA CANTORUM of St. Bartholomew’s
Founded in 1994, the 15 member Schola Cantorum of St. Bartholomew’s is made up of select members of the Canterbury Choir, as well as auditioned members from outside the Parish. This group sings completely acapella repertoire in the context of twice-monthly Compline. Listen here.

Our Choirmaster

We invite you to learn more
about our music program.
For additional information,
please contact our
Choirmaster, Shannon Gallier.

OUR WEEKLY SERVICES

  • HOLY EUCHARIST
    Sundays at 8:00am, 10:30am, 6:00pm
  • HOLY EUCHARIST WITH HEALING
    Wednesdays at 12:10pm
  • MORNING PRAYER
    8:30am on Tuesday and Wednesday
    8:30am on Thursday in Spanish (Sept. to May)
  • CHORAL COMPLINE
    8:00pm the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month
    (Sept. to May)
  • CHORAL EVENSONG
    5:00pm on 1st Sunday of the month
  • TAIZE`
    8:00pm on the 2nd Monday each month