Music & Choir
The mission of Ascension’s Music Program is to enhance and encourage the spirituality of its community and maintain Anglican tradition through its choral music and a variety of musical styles.
The choir, composed of former youth choir members, older boys, and adults sing at services from September through May. The choir also provides special music at major holidays and other services including choral evensong and an Advent Lessons and Carols. The choir repertoire includes a variety of musical styles.
The Bells of Ascension is a 3-octave handbell choir composed of adults and older youth. They play throughout the church year from September to May. Music played includes both prelude and communion music and bells are used at times to accompany service music, hymns, and choir anthems. The bell choir rehearses every Wednesday from 6:15 -7:15 p.m.
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
The Festival of Lessons & Carols is a feast of choral music and scripture to prepare us for Christmas. Alternating readings and anthems express both the darkness and light present in Advent and ground us in the true story of the coming of the Christ Child.
Guest musicians and choristers bolster Ascension’s already top notch choir and music program. The church is decorated in sumptuous greens and reds, and candlelight sparkles in the twilight, making this perhaps the best worship service of the year at Ascension.
For more information, please contact Joel Bolen at email@example.com.