The Parish Choir and St. David’s Singers

The Covid pandemic has tragically rendered choral singing a high-risk activity, and St. David’s adult choirs are devastated not to be able to serve in the usual way. The choirs continue to meet weekly for fellowship via Zoom and look forward to new ways of making music as well as, eventually, singing together again in service of God and the people of St. David’s.

The Parish Choir is an ensemble of experienced singers who ordinarily serve approximately three Sundays per month. The chorus, under the direction of Dr. David Stevens, Director of Music, has a wide-ranging repertory, from Renaissance motets to classical and romantic anthems, from works by 20th-century British composers to arrangements of spirituals. The Parish Choir has also sung many major choral works at special services and concerts.

The St. David’s Singers is an intergenerational ensemble that includes members with a range of musical backgrounds, from those with decades of choral experience to singers at the beginning of their musical journey. The choristers enjoy a relaxed and learning-focused atmosphere that emphasizes music reading and interpretation, healthy choral and vocal practices, and Christian community. The choir, under the direction of Eric Mellenbruch, Organist & Associate Music Director, ordinarily serves at a variety of worship services once every three weeks, and sings a variety of literature.

Listen

Christmas anthems sung by St. David’s Parish Choirs:

“Praises to the Lord” (Michael Praetorius)

“Shepherds Came to Bethlehem” with Robert Cannon, trumpet (Polish carol; arr. Paul Nicholson)

“When Christ Was Born of Mary Free” (Harold Friedell)