Saint Saviour's Church
Old Greenwich, CT

Music Ministry

 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16

 

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.  Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.  Ephesians 5:19

 

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Music at Saint Saviour's is an integral part of the worship and fellowship of the congregation. There are several ways for parishioners to participate in our community’s musical life. 

 

Congregational singing is very important in our worship.  Our principal Sunday services and special celebrations throughout the year include music that helps us enter more deeply into the church season or feast day, with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs drawn from many different sources.  During special seasons of the church year, we also chant simple songs from the Taize community at weeknight services of music, scripture, and prayer in the chapel.

 

We have two special event choirs - one for adults, and one for children. The senior choir rehearses occasionally on Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p. m. in the sanctuary.  The junior choir meets at special times in the Social Room downstairs after the 10:00 a. m. Sunday worship service.  During the year, all children in Sunday School will prepare occasional songs to share with the congregation and enrich our worship.

There are also opportunities for instrumentalists to participate in our services.  If you are interested in playing an instrument, either as a soloist or in support of congregational singing, please contact Minister of Music Dianne Ellis. 


You are invited to participate in any or all of the musical aspects of our worship life here at Saint Saviour's.  Please talk with Dianne after church, or call her at 203-532-1789, if you are interested in learning more.

 

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“When in our music God is glorified,

and adoration leaves no room for pride,

it is as though the whole creation cried Alleluia!

 

“How often, making music, we have found

a new dimension in the world of sound,

as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!

 

Let every instrument be tuned for praise! 

Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!  

And may God give us faith to sing always Alleluia!”

 

From The Hymnal 1982, Hymn 420

Words by F. Pratt Green