MUSIC AT ST. FRANCIS IN THE FIELDS

Music has been an integral part of the Christian Church since its origin. 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 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.


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.

CHOIRS


“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” Psalm 98:4


Our music program offers choirs for children grades 3 through 12, as well as adults. We hope to see all of our children participating in this vital ministry and receiving valuable training under the leadership of Dr. James Rightmyer, our Choirmaster and Organist.


The treble choirs at St. Francis are affiliated with the Royal school of Church Music in America, an organization which strives for excellence in choral music in the church. The program combines musical training with Christian education to enable children and adults to reach their full potential, offering their musical gifts in the worship of the Creator.  


For more information about Choirs Click HERE

Concerts at St. Francis

For a list of all upcoming Concerts CLICK HERE or visit our calendar page!

WORSHIP REPERTOIRE


Throughout the history of the church, composers having been writing special music to enrich the liturgies of the church. For the service of Holy Communion, this involves composing music for the “ordinary” of the mass, or the texts that are spoken or sung at every Eucharist. These include the Kyrie (Lord, have mercy upon us), Gloria (Glory be to God on high), Credo (We believe in one God), Sanctus and Benedictus (Holy, holy, holy… Blessed is he who comes), and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).


For the Repertoire Schedule Please CLICK HERE

CHORAL EVENSONG

At 5 o’clock on the first Sunday of each month during the academic year, St. Francis in the Fields offers a music recital and a service of Choral Evensong. This service is sung by the treble choristers, assisted by adult altos, tenors and basses. Evensong attracts parishioners and others from the community who appreciate this gem of traditional Anglican worship.


For a schedule of Choral Evensong CLICK HERE