Music plays holds a significant place in the worship and ministry of St. Andrew’s! For decades, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has been known for the beauty of its choral singing and the majestic sounds of its organ. Members of the adult choir, under the direction of our organist and choirmaster, David Houston, share their gifts and talents every Sunday through their musical offerings and by leading the congregation in singing. Our children/youth choir routinely joins the adult choir in singing on Sundays as well. In addition to leading worship at St. Andrew’s, the adult choir has sung during services at the Washington National Cathedral, and the choir traveled to Norwich, England, to serve as the choir in residence at the cathedral for a week.
St. Andrew’s also hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year, partnering with the University of Maryland School of Music, the National Orchestral Institute, the Rockville Brass Band, and various visiting musicians.
An Evening Hymn-sing – Please join us for a mini-concert and hymn-sing of new and familiar evening hymns, including ‘Abide with Me’ (at 14min 25 sec).
Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether (by Harold Friedell)
This wonderful anthem is a much-loved piece often sung at Pentecost. The St. Andrew’s Parish Choir has been singing this anthem for many years, and is joined in this recording by singers from Hope Lutheran Church also in College Park. During this time of the coronavirus pandemic, individual singers recorded their singing at home, and the entire production was brought together by our Music Intern Mackenzie Marr.