St. Mark’s Ministry Through Music
St. Mark’s Chancel Choir
What is Choir at Saint Mark’s like?
By Zlatoslav Sokolov, Director of Choral Ministries
Choir is a space at St. Marks. It’s a place to build friendships and community all while growing in discipleship. Our choir fills the broad spectrum of musical ability. We have some singers who don’t know how to read music, and others with Master’s in Music. Choir is the ultimate unifier and equalizer. When we sing together, we become one. All the voices become equally important and blend to create one corporate sound. I want to stress that all singers are welcome; we will take singers of all levels. As long as you like to sing you are welcome.
What can I learn in Choir?
Choir is a great place to build on your musicianship. Some people are scared to join choir because they think they can’t read music. The great thing about choir at St. Marks is regardless of what section you sing in (Tenor, Soprano, Alto, or Bass) you will always have competent section leaders that you can follow and get a chance to sing next to. These section leaders are all professional singers who sing in the community and are all happy to always help out. In choir we work on voice building and vocal technique so it’s a great place to get a corporate voice lesson. Not only do we work on voice building, we also work on simple music theory and learn to read music.
Weekly Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Performances: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Service (8:30 a.m. Call Time)
Additional rehearsals for major holiday services and concerts.
St. Mark’s Handbell Choir
St. Mark’s Children’s Choir
dThe St. Mark’s Children’s Choir provides children in our local community with music education and performance opportunities. The choir will be preparing music to share with the congregation in our worship services periodically throughout the year. Singers will learn proper vocal technique, how to read music and fundamentals of music theory.
Who Can Join?
All young singers ages 7 and up are welcome. Neither previous musical experience nor religious affiliation of any sort is required.
Weekly rehearsals (Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) with monthly Sunday morning performanced. Additional rehearsals for major holiday services and concerts. No rehearsals or performances in the summer.