Music at St. Andrews
The music ministry at St. Andrew's has a long history of excellence. Worship led by our unique organ and very talented choir is inspirational and greatly enhances the worship experience for all in attendance.
Our organist and choir director are excellent teachers who can open the way to musical worship to anyone who would like to join the Handbell or Chancel Choir. The music experience available here enriches our worship and allows the lessons, prayers, and scriptures to enter our souls through song.
The Music Program at St. Andrew's includes several opportunities for serious music making and having fun at the same time. Our Chancel Choir has four professional section leaders we can depend on for strong musical support and for occasional solos. However it is our volunteer singers on whom we depend for strength and sustenance. Many have been a part of our choir for decades. We know that singing is like any good exercise. The more you do the better your soul is filled.
In addition to our regular Sunday worship leadership, the choir also sings as a part of Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and other special services throughout the church year. The choir also serves as the centerpiece for our annual Gospel Music Sunday in May and Jazz Sunday in October. These services enjoy the artistry of guest musicians from the Louisville community. Both of these services have continuously been the most popular and highest attended by both visitors and regular congregants.
The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30PM and is open to all high schoolers and adults with an interest in singing. We gladly welcome newcomers on any basis, including seasonally. If your joy is in Christmas music or in Lenten or Eastertide music, you can join us for those rehearsals and services only.
The Taylor Bell Choir began in 1984 with a memorial gift of three octaves of Schulmerich handbells, which were given by Edith Taylor-Jones in memory of her son Andrew Nitch-Smith. A fourth octave was added later. The bell choir rehearses at 6:15PM on Thursday evenings. The Bell Choir is always in need of more hands, either as substitutes or regular members, and is open and welcoming to all interested potential ringers.
Come make a joyful noise!