Music

The music programs at St. David’s Episcopal Church offer opportunities for children, youth, and adults (ages 4 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. The Youth and Children’s Choirs will be doing a tour of Orlando, Florida in February of 2019. The Adult Choir is currently preparing for a singing pilgrimage to Dublin, Ireland, where they will sing daily Evensong and Sunday services at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in July of 2019.
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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

Adult Choirs

Adult Choir

Rehearsal:
Thursdays
} 7:30pm-9:00pm

St. David’s Adult Choir helps lead worship at our weekly Sunday services from September to June. This choir also presents two special musical offerings annually, accompanied by chamber orchestra. The choir also leads two Taizé prayer services, one in the fall and one in the spring. The Adult choir has traveled to England and served as choir-in-residence at Wells Cathedral in 2004, and Ely Cathedral in 2009. Plans are underway for another residency in summer 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

Chamber Choir

Rehearsal:
Thursdays
} 9:00pm-9:30pm

All members of the Adult Choir are invited to audition for the Chamber Choir. This choir sings a cappella motets monthly for the 11:15 am service in the Old Church.

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.

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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.

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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. This year, the Children’s Choir will travel to Orlando, Florida to sing at Disney and Orlando area churches from February 14-19th, 2019. 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

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. This year, the Children’s Choir will travel to Orlando, Florida to sing at Disney and Orlando area churches from February 14-19th, 2019. 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.

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.

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.

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Bells of St. David’s

Rehearsal:
Thursdays
} 6:30pm-7:15pm

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.

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