Calvary Choir

The Calvary Choir leads parishioners in the weekly worship of God through music and Anglican liturgy. Calvary Choir provides music for special feast days beyond the Sunday morning schedule such as Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and the Great Vigil of Easter, Easter morning and concluding with Pentecost Sunday. United with the choirmaster under the mission of leading the congregation with beautiful music, The Calvary Choir is a very warm, friendly and welcoming community. Regularly meeting for social gatherings away from rehearsals, celebrating birthdays and supporting each other during times of unusual stress are some of the ways bonds of friendship are strengthened, blending these individuals into a community. Comprised of volunteer singers and 5 professional section leaders, Calvary Choir rehearses weekly for two hours on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 and 45 minutes on Sunday mornings at 9:45. Occasionally, additional rehearsals are scheduled during the church year to prepare for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
The Calvary Choir leads parishioners in the weekly worship of God through music and Anglican liturgy. Calvary Choir provides music for special feast days beyond the Sunday morning schedule such as Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and the Great Vigil of Easter, Easter morning and concluding with Pentecost Sunday. United with the choirmaster under the mission of leading the congregation with beautiful music, The Calvary Choir is a very warm, friendly and welcoming community. Regularly meeting for social gatherings away from rehearsals, celebrating birthdays and supporting each other during times of unusual stress are some of the ways bonds of friendship are strengthened, blending these individuals into a community. Comprised of volunteer singers and 5 professional section leaders, Calvary Choir rehearses weekly for two hours on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 and 45 minutes on Sunday mornings at 9:45. Occasionally, additional rehearsals are scheduled during the church year to prepare for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.

The Calvary Chorale

The Calvary Chorale is an extension of the Calvary Choir with additional singers from the community. The Chorale sings concerts, often with orchestral accompaniment, and Choral Evensongs throughout the year. Open to all singers, The Calvary Chorale meets at 8:30 – 9:30 on Wednesday evenings with additional rehearsal called as needed. Chorale concerts are funded entirely by generous supporters.

Calvary Chorister Program

The Calvary Choristers (grades 2 – 6) follow the curriculum for the Royal School of Church Music in America. The children will receive weekly vocal training, learn to read music and music theory, gain a better understanding of our liturgy, and discover the joy of being leaders in worship. They will sing at the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist and occasionally join the Calvary Choir for feast days. Rehearsals are TBA. No affiliation with Calvary is necessary to join, and membership from throughout the community is encouraged.

St. Dunstan’s Handbell Choir

The St. Dunstan’s Handbell Choir is a dedicated group of ringers playing on 3 octaves of Malmark Handbells and Handchimes. Open to all ages from late teens upward, basic music reading skills are essential. The choir participates in worship approximately once each month and also in Mass Ringing opportunities when available. St. Dunstan’s is a great way for ‘non-singers’ to participate in the music program of Calvary and to further develop basic musicianship. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
For choirs please contact Kevin Davis at kdavis@calvarysummit.org or 908-277-1814 x 6