music overview

The Church has been a center for great musical experiences throughout the ages, bringing people into the Body of Christ and sending them forth into the community. Music reaches the soul and connects with the Spirit in a unique and powerful way. The music program at St. Francis is dedicated to continuing this tradition, as we love God with all of our heart, soul and mind. Our goal is to share our musical gifts and heritage by singing God's praise to all people and by proclaiming his greatness through our worship. 

We believe that God can be glorified through a rich setting of choral and instrumental music as it expresses and interprets faith. Such music raises our collective and corporate vision and elicits our best. It is the responsibility of the music leadership to foster knowledge and appreciation of appropriate music as it pertains to worship, the church and the community. 

We believe that many styles of music are acceptable to God and indeed the variety of what is offered in various churches and denominations is basis for great joy. St. Francis is in the relatively rare position of having the resources to offer traditionally-approached, classically-based repertoire. The parish has unusually rich resources and leadership and it serves an educated and culturally sophisticated constituency for whom this literature provides a truly Spirit-filled worship experience.

We are so fortunate at St. Francis in the Fields to be continuing in this centuries-long tradition of offering great music to bring people into the Body of Christ and sending them forth into community.