Music is a central part of worship and community at St. David’s. It has also, like everything else, been heavily impacted by the Covid pandemic. The music ministry of St. David’s is exploring new ways of bringing music to the parish and community, and longs to make music with and for you in person once again.

To learn more about specific ensembles or upcoming concerts and special services, please explore this section of our website.

Celebrating Dr. David Stevens

On Sunday, Aug. 7, to honor Dr. David Stevens, Director of Music for 32 years, upon his retirement a 70-voice choir assembled to offer service music written by David and favorite anthems specially chosen by him at our 11:15 a.m. service in Historic Church.

Father Chuck gave David a fond goodbye message and Eric Mellenbruch, organist & interim choirmaster, offered a surprise gift. St. David’s commissioned a new anthem from composer Kinley Lange. Kinley, a longtime friend and colleague of David’s, wrote not only the music but also the text, ‘God bless those who bring us music’, for David and for the people of St. David’s.

The service was followed by a retirement lunch in Sumners Hall. David led the final Office of Compline service in Historic Church at 8 p.m.

  • A Mass for Companions
    Read a letter to the parish from Dr. David Stevens, about his composition of A Mass for Companions which will be sung by the congregation starting Sunday, June 26 until Sunday, Aug. 7 when we will say goodbye to David as he begins his retirement. … Continue reading

Music Notes for Worship

Organist and Associate Music Director Eric Mellenbruch offers the St. David’s community a weekly enriching guide to the music heard during our weekly services.

  • Music Notes | First Sunday of Advent
    The Advent evening hymn ‘Veni redemptor gentium’ (Come, Savior of the nations) is among the oldest Western hymns. It is reliably attributed to St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in the fourth century, who was largely responsible for introducing strophic hymnody to the Western Church. In its German translation, ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’, it formed part of the core repertory of Lutheran … Continue reading

Archived Music Notes