Music at New Life Episcopal Church is intended to aesthetically and spiritually edify both he singers and the congregation, all to the glory of God.
Music is a meaningful part of the worship at New Life Episcopal Church.
Building on the magnificent centuries-old tradition of Anglican music, our music also incorporates more recent developments in Christian music such as Gospel and contemporary compositions. The versatile and talented volunteer New Life Choir not only sings inspiring anthems at each service but also provides leadership for our congregational singing. The choir performs September through June, and the people of New Life Episcopal Church are a singing congregation!
New Life is blessed with exceptional instruments for a congregation of our size. Accompaniment is provided on the excellent and versatile classically-voiced Rodgers Organ. In addition, accompaniment is sometimes provided on one of the church’s two American-made Baldwin pianos as well as on a top-of-the-line Roland digital keyboard.
The New Life Choir, open to all, is made up of both newcomers to choral singing and experienced members with many years of choir participation, some of whom have sung professionally. Choir rehearsals are held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and at 9:20 a.m. Sundays, just prior to our 10:00 a.m. service. Members are requested to regularly attend rehearsals and services. An ability to read music or a willingness to learn music is suggested.
While New Life Episcopal Church is rich in its traditional music and anthems, the Episcopal Church is fortunate to have a variety of official hymnals. In addition to the Hymnal 1982, the mainstay of our congregational music, the church also uses music from “Wonder, Love and Praise,” a more recent supplement to the Hymnal, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing II,” the Episcopal Church’s official African-American hymnal.