Music at St. Andrew’s

THE CHOIR

Our choir meets every Thursday evening between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. from the Thursday after Labour Day until the Thursday before our Anniversary Service – usually the third Sunday in June. We lead the music portion of the 11:00 a.m. service.

We sing an anthem every Sunday – more, of course, at Easter and Christmas Eve Services.

Our anthems cover a variety of styles from traditional classics through gospel and contemporary. Most are in four-part harmony (sometimes eight) – S.A.T.B.

We welcome new members always. Although reading music is a great asset, it is not a requirement, only love of music and a good ear.

For more information, contact:music@standrewsscarborough

THE PRAISE TEAM

The Praise Team leads contemporary Christian music at the 9:00 a.m. service (throughout the year, except in the summer). If you would like to help lead the singing or contributing with a musical instrument, contact the church office any time. We’d love to have you join us!

THE BELLS

In the spring of 1992, the Kirk Session gave permission to proceed with ordering of a four-octave set of Malmark English Handbells. The bells were purchased with funds raised by the congregation. These 49 bronze bells were manufactured in Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, and arrived at the church at the end of summer. 38 people were willing to ring the bells, so four different choirs were formed and they all began to ring in September, 1992. The choirs were numbered one to four, based on the time when they rehearsed each week. Two of the choirs rang 2 octaves of the bells and two choirs rang 3 octaves.

The Bells of St. Andrew’s continue to be a vibrant and growing part of the congregation; both in services, functions and St. Andrew’s spring concert and in outreach (nursing homes, seniors’ residences, schools and other churches.)

Member of the Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers