At St. Alban’s, music plays an integral role in worship. By uniting our voices in song we offer praise to the Lord. Through the energetic singing of hymns, liturgy and choral anthems we reinforce the lessons for a specific day and the overall liturgical season.
Music at the 10:30 service is led by the Chancel Choir. The choir meets weekly on Sundays at 9:15 for rehearsal. Congregational song is accompanied by our 17-rank pipe organ or the grand piano. Our hymns are sourced from three primary resources:
- Hymnal 1982 (a great collection of hymns throughout the ages)
- Wonder, Love, and Praise (mostly 20th century hymns)
- Lift Every Voice and Sing (spiritual, traditional, contemporary, and inter-faith hymns)
The choir season runs from September to May, and there’s room for you! Arrive at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning and have fun bringing joy to others through music. No prior experience is necessary.
First, a little history: P.T. Barnum created the first handbell choir in 1840 and it traveled over the world to perform. It was 100 years later that handbell choirs became popular. Now they are used as a part of the worship service as another way to celebrate and ring praises to God and the Risen Christ.
We would love for you to join ours as we ring out our praises! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from September through May from 6:15 – 7:30. If you can count to four, you can ring bells and you don’t have to be able to read music. It’s a lot of fun and an excellent form of fellowship. We would love for you to come and give it a try, and we promise it will be worth every minute!