St. Francis is known throughout the community for its excellent music ministry and offerings. The church has both a small grand piano and a two-manual pipe organ built by the J.W. Walker & Sons, Ltd. pipe organ makers of England. It was designed by Andrew Pennells and inaugurated November 1997.
The Adult Choir, under the direction of the Senior Choir Director Sam Doyle, leads the congregation in service music and anthems year-round, including special music on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and the Festival of Lessons and Carols. This is a volunteer group augmented by paid section leaders. The Adult Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:00pm–8:30pm throughout the program year. Benita McFarland serves as Assistant Choir Director and accompanist for the two choirs.
During the summer months (June–September), rehearsals are on Sunday mornings. The choir rehearses from 8:45am–9:45am and then leads worship at the principle service. Summer is an excellent time to join the choir if you have experience in choral singing and desire to sing! Contact Sam Doyle with any questions.
St. Francis also boasts a Youth Choir, which assists in worship during select Sundays throughout the year. Children in grades 1–12 are welcome to participate. The Youth Choir is under the direction of Jane Woody. No audition is required, and rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons during the school year. The Youth Choir sings once a quarter, and are also the lead choir for Youth Sunday and the Christmas Pageant. Interested in joining the Youth Choir? Contact Jane Woody.
Heaven Help Us is a worship band that plays during the Contemporary Worship Service, held on the first Sunday of most months throughout the year at 9:15am in the Parish Hall. Anyone is welcome to join regardless of age or experience. We have all kinds of instruments throughout the year. Some, more regularly, like guitars and piano, and others, occasionally, like spoons or a squeezebox. Contact Duana Cisney or Sonia Haslam for more information.
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