Music Ministry

CHOIR

THE CHOIR rehearses each week on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:45 a.m.   If you are interested in singing with us, please contact our Director of Music and Organist, Jessica Freeman.  We are presently taking the summer off and we will re-convene in August.

Upcoming Musical Events

 

Prayer for Church Musicians and Artists

O God whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven:  Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ The Book of Common Prayer

At St. Mark’s, music plays a vital role in our worship service. The center of our musical life is our volunteer choir, which meets weekly from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday nights. We present works from the Anglican and wider Christian tradition with a particular focus on early music. We present a larger musical work at Christmas. If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact the choir director.

On Wednesday evenings at 7pm, we have our student focused worship service “SPACE”. One of the unique features of SPACE is the improvised music. You can hear some of it here: Find us on Facebook. The service is also filled with Gregorian Chant, incense, and candles. It is a quiet time away from studies.

St. Mark’s is also the home of many other musical events during the course of the year. As part of our wider ministry to the University and the community, we have regular concerts that range from members of the Chiara Quartet  presenting the complete solo string works of Bach, graduate students presenting Bach Cantatas with chorus and chamber orchestra on our Bach’s Lunch series, solo organ recitals, choral groups like Dulces Voces, and University of Nebraska student recitals.

St. Mark’s is privileged to be the home of a two-manual Bedient pipe organ (Opus 11). The instrument is especially suited for playing Italian and German literature.

 

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