Music Opportunities for 2016:

THE SAINT CECILIA CHOIR
for boys and girls

Grade Two—High School
This choir is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), which provides the opportunity for teamwork as well as individual progress. The program suggested by RSCM is designed to build a musically competent group that can play its full part in the life of the Church and the greater community. Recommended repertoire broadens the singers understanding and enjoyment of music and worship. This choir will sing at the 9am & 11am Sunday Eucharist throughout the school year. Rehearsal is held each Wednesday afternoon from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m., August – May. Please contact Angee McKee, co-director, to set up an interview for new choristers.

Detail of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music from the church of St Sepulchre in the City of London. Photo taken in 2008 by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. Creative Commons License

THE ASCENSION SCHOLA
for High School, College Age and Adults

This ensemble sings the office of Compline at 8pm on designated Sunday evenings. Rehearsals precede the service at 6:30 pm. The Schola is open to men and women of Ascension and the community at large who read music extremely well and are interested in the simple beauty of plainsong. An audition should be arranged for new choristers.

THE CANTERBURY CHOIR
for High School, College Age and Adults

This choir sings at the 11am Sunday Eucharist and, in addition, at services of Solemn Evensong, Epiphany Lessons and Carols, Concerts, and Diocesan Festivals and Services. The repertoire is ambitious, and a minimum of four hours per week is asked. Those interested in participating in this choir need not be accomplished or “professional” singers; a trained “solo” voice is not always conducive to a good choral ensemble sound. A musical background as well as a strong commitment to attendance are the requirements for membership. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:45 p.m., Sundays at 10 a.m., and always one to two hours before Evensong or Concerts, August through Trinity Sunday. The members of this choir are also required to attend a one-day retreat, here at Ascension or away, in the fall and early January. An interview should be arranged for new choristers.

PSALLITE ET GAUDETE! (Sing and Rejoice!)
Music at Ascension

Psallite et Gaudete! is the name for the Ascension series of musical events. The series will feature The Department of Music in services of Solemn Evensong, Compline, Epiphany Lessons and Carols, and possibly Sunday afternoon concerts with a chamber orchestra. Other events will include concerts by artists from around town as well as choral/instrumental ensembles on tour. Funding for this series comes directly from individual contributions. All events in this series are open to the public and free of charge, unless otherwise noted. A separate brochure more fully describes the events of this series.

VOLUNTEERS

for All Ages
Volunteers are needed in the areas listed below. 

  • Ushering for Music events
  • Vestment Guild
  • Publicity or other promotion of Music events
  • Music Office/ Music Library work
  • Organizing and/or preparing dinners or receptions for Music social events
  • Lighting or other technical work
  • Recording

For further information or to arrange auditions/interviews, please call Randolph S. James, Organist and Choirmaster, at 770.382.2626, ext. 12