Grace Church has a long tradition of beautiful music. Many parishioners lend their voices to our choir on Sundays.
Our choir leaders choose from among the greatest traditional classics along with important new music.
This section of the web site will features reflections on some of the music we are blessed to hear.
Music & Choir
Folk hymnody of the young Republic, including spirituals, hymns, and anthems beloved by nineteenth-century Bostonians and village parishioners alike. Our collaboration with the newly-renovated Cathedral Church of St. Paul includes singers from six parish choirs, joining forces in celebration with Camerata's gifted soloists.
Sunday, May 22 at 3pm
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont St. Boston, MA
Tickets $25/$40/$55, $10 students with ID
Anne Azéma - director, voice
Michael Barrett, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore,
John Taylor Ward - voices
Chris Belluscio, Brian Kay, Steve Lundahl - brass
10:30 worship. By slowly introducing aspects of our communal worship, children will have a greater connection to the service and what we do together. I look forward to continuing this Sunday by teaching them some of a hymn we will sing this Sunday, Earth and All Stars.
If you have ideas or comments on what you feel will help your children's worship participation, please see Heather so she can incorporate these aspects into her teaching. Be on the lookout also for Hymnal Scavenger Hunt Number #2, and a big congratulations to all the kids who have completed the first one! Great job!
Reminder: Junior Choir meets this Sunday after 10:30 worship. We are learning Hymn of Promise, by Natalie Sleeth. Check it out here!
The members of the Junior and Senior Choirs have been preparing for Easter and Holy Week for many weeks now. Thank you all for your hard work and tireless dedication. You truly made a joyful noise to the Lord! I am so blessed to be able to work with you all.
The Easter edition of the Junior Choir consisted of: Zoe Kling, Laney Riedman, Zoe Isabel, Gregory Walton, and Mariana Chango Gasset. For the last two months, the Junior Choir met every week after the 10:30 worship service to learn about Lenten music, our Easter celebration, and learn their anthem. Many thanks to the older helpers, Elena Loomis and Jane Yannis. Many thanks also to Lila Glanville, Mary Randolph and Caroline Crook for helping the Junior choir in rehearsals. We learned a bit about how to follow music, where to find sections in a piece, and so much more.
Anyone in first through fifth grade is invited to join the Junior Choir. Rehearsals begin again in a few weeks!
On Good Friday, the Choir will sing his setting of Popule meus, a text weaving together the relationship of God and his people in the Old Testament and the words of Christ on the Cross. O Easter Sunday, the choir will present a work by a contemporary of Victoria who joyfully expresses the resurrection by employing many similar compositional techniques.
Adding to our celebration, the Junior Choir will present the Easter Offertory Anthem, Celebrate this Glorious Day, by Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds.
Additionally, there will be an extended prelude on Easter Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. for the 10:30 worship. Come early for special music and a time for individual celebration.
Many thanks to Gregory, Jane, Mariana, Maya and Zoe for their spirited singing in the Junior Choir last Sunday.
Many thanks also to Andrew, Bill, Carol, Diane, Eileen, Jean, John and Marian in the Senior Choir for representing Grace Church at the interfaith concert in Newton's Festival of the Arts, on Sunday afternoon. I'm very grateful to all.
Please, sign up by this Sunday (May 18th) on the sheet in the office if you have any favorite hymns you would like to be considered for us to sing over the summer months. All the best, Joe Fort
Sign up for your favorite hymns. A sheet will be in the office. Please mark the name, number if you know it, and a date preference if you have one.
As always we follow the lectionary but will try to accommodate all your requests.
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