St. David’s Music Ministry

Choral and Instrumental Music Programs & Opportunities


The music programs at St. David’s offer opportunities for children, youth, and adults (ages 3 and up) to become involved in the life of our parish through music. Through participation in our choir program, singers and ringers have the opportunity to grow in their faith, develop musical skills, work together in a group setting and provide musical leadership for the congregation. The choirs and bell choirs rehearse weekly, lead worship on a regular basis, and participate in special services throughout the year. Many of our choirs are involved in community outreach and tour both regionally and internationally.

During this time of physical distancing due to Covid all of our choirs will be offered online through Zoom on Wednesdays. For more information, please visit our St. David’s Choirs Online 2020-2021 webpage.

Cherub, Primary, Children’s & Youth Choirs

Cherub Choir (Preschool Ages 3-4)

Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 4:00pm-4:20 pm

These young choristers focus on music that communicates a direct message of God’s presence and learn anthems to be sung in worship approximately six times a year. This program gives a foundation in Christian education, choral singing, and music literacy and is enhanced by movement, games, and the use of musical instruments. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

SCHEDULE

Primary Choir (Grades K-1)

Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 4:30pm-5:10pm

These young choristers focus on music that communicates a direct message of God’s presence and learn anthems to be sung in worship approximately four times a year. This program gives a foundation in Christian education, choral singing, and music literacy and is enhanced by movement, games, and the use of musical instruments. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

Children’s Choir (Grades 2-5)

Grade 2-4 Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 4:45pm-5:30pm
Grade 5 Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 4:30pm-5:30 pm

This group helps lead worship monthly, sings at special services, including Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve and presents a musical at the end of the season. Emphasis is on good singing technique, learning to be worship leaders, and growing in faith through the singing of sacred music. For more information, please contact Clair Rozier.

Youth Choir (Grades 6-12)

Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 6:00pm-7:00pm
Makeup Rehearsal:
Sundays
} 11:15am-12:15 pm

The youth choir sings at Sunday morning worship services and at special liturgies, including Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve and presents a musical or talent show each year. The group is also involved in community outreach and tours both regionally and internationally having recently traveled to Scotland, England, New York City, and Orlando Florida. This year the youth choir will meet virtually through Zoom. We hope to reintroduce in-person activities as conditions permit. Choristers will also have the opportunity to participate a Broadway Musical Revue in May and may be able to sing the national anthem at a Phillies game when conditions improve. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

Pageant Band

Rehearsal:
TBD
} TBD

The Pageant Band is open to Youth (6-12) and Adult instrumentalists. This ensemble accompanies our pageants in December and plays on All Choirs Sunday. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

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Adult Choirs

Adult Choir

Rehearsal:
Thursdays
} 7:15pm-8:45pm

The St. David’s Adult Choir rehearses on Thursday night and sings for the 9:15 Sunday Eucharist in the Chapel, plus extra special musical services such as Evensong and Holy Week offerings, and major works with orchestra. Comprising of adults of all ages and supported by professional staff singers, the choir strives for the highest standards of excellence in giving glory to God through its musical leadership in liturgy. The St. David’s Adult Choir regularly sings a variety of sacred choral music in a variety of styles, from the Anglican repertoire to sacred oratorios, folk songs and spirituals. Due to the nature of the choir and its repertoire, a strong level of commitment is needed from members for Thursday night rehearsals and services with warm ups on Sunday. During the current restrictive time, the Adult Choir will meet weekly through Zoom on Thursday nights at 7 pm. We plan to learn music for upcoming virtual choir recording projects, work long term on a larger-scale work for performance when conditions allow, and have an opportunity to see and connect with one another. For more information please contact Director of Music, Dr. Clair Rozier.

Nunc Dimittis by C.V. Stanford

by St. David's Adult Choir, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Handbell Choirs

Music plays a vital role in worship at St. David’s. There are opportunities for adults to become involved in the life of our parish through music, either by singing in a choir, participating in the Chamber choir, or performing in the Handbell Choir. We strive to offer our musical best for worship leadership every Sunday.

St. David’s Handbell Ensemble

Rehearsal:
Wednesdays
} 7:45pm-8:45pm

The St. David’s Handbell Ensemble is an intergenerational handbell choir for youth and adults that meets on Wednesdays from 7:45-8:45 pm This group participates in worship once a month and leads a special handbell service biannually. The ability to read music is recommended for this group. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

SCHEDULE

Bells of St. David’s

Rehearsal:
Thursdays
} 6:15pm-7:05pm

Bells of St. David’s is an intergenerational handbell choir for youth and adults that meets on Thursdays from 6:30-7:15p.m. This group participates in worship once a month and leads a special handbell service biannually. The ability to read music is recommended for this group. For more information, please contact Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock.

SCHEDULE

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Dr. Clair Rozier

Director of Music
  • crozier@stdavidschurch.org
  • 610-688-7947 x212
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Dr. Elaine Sonnenberg Whitelock

Associate Director of Music
  • esonnenberg
    @stdavidschurch.org
  • 610-688-7947 x223
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Holly Vicki

Music Assistant
  • hvicki@stdavidschurch.org
  • 610-688-7947
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