Music is one of the treasured elements of our worship together at St. Andrew’s. While the great music of the Anglican tradition is fundamental to our program, St. Andrew’s embraces a wide range of musical expression from the Renaissance through contemporary times. St. Andrew’s is extremely fortunate to have a Juget-Sinclair organ, which was built for the church and dedicated in 2006. Accomplished organist and choral director, Helen Ward (Wardie) Mannix, leads and accompanies the senior choir. The choir, composed of parish volunteers, is supported by highly trained professional vocalists.
Instrumental Talents Members of the parish who play an instrument may offer talents either as a soloist or as an accompanist to choral music. Contact Wardie Mannix, music minister, 781/235-7310.
The Junior Choir is for elementary and middle school children and is directed by our youth and children’s choir director, Amanda Kern. This group rehearses Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:45am in the parish hall and sings approximately once a month and at important church celebrations. Click here for the current schedule. This group runs on a multi-age learning model and builds mentoring relationships between older/more experienced and younger/less experienced choir members. Click here for the online registration form. Contact Amanda Kern, the youth and children’s choir director for more information.
Additional opportunities for our more experienced and advanced youth singers will be offered over the course of the year. This year Junior Choristers are eligible to participate in the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) Voice for Life Chorister Training Program. This program is internationally recognized, and choir members will have the opportunity to earn awards for completing program target goals over the course of the year. Click here for more information.
The Senior Choir is open to adult parishioners as well as high school and college aged singers. This group is directed by our music minister, Wardie Mannix, and rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9pm and Sunday mornings at 9am, singing the 10am service most Sundays September to June. Contact Wardie Mannix, music minister, for more information.