Music

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.”- Psalm 98:4

kids-choirMusic is a vital part of life and worship at St. Timothy’s, as we express our faith through melody and song.

The primary purpose of the Music Ministry is to support the clergy in presenting a meaningful and cohesive worship experience at each liturgy. The Music Ministry also provides a special space for personal growth and fellowship through the preparation and performance of sacred music, whether vocal or instrumental.

We have opportunities for people of any age to become involved in the music programs at St. Timothy’s, and we encourage parishioners to join any of the groups that appeal to their particular interest. There are no auditions or pre-requisites for being a trained musician.

You don’t even need to be a musician to help out with the Music Ministry – several people contribute their time and talent helping the Concert Series with ushering, setting up receptions, and selling tickets. Likewise, many people help with organizing and handing out robes, providing snacks, and organizing activities. All of these people are as much a part of the Music Ministry as a person who plays the organ or sings in a choir on Sunday morning.

There are two choirs at St. Timothy’s. Both of them rehearse weekly and sing at services from Welcome Home Sunday in late August through Trinity Sunday in June. If you have a voice to sing, please contact our Music Director Darita Seth.

Choirs

9:00 a.m. service Musicians

The 9:00 a.m. Musicians provide a contemporary sound to the traditional Episcopal service with music in a variety of adopted styles from rock and pop to gospel and jazz.

The instrumental ensemble that accompanies the Musicians includes our director of music on the piano, as well as additional volunteers on guitars, bass, and drums.

Proudly intergenerational, we welcome musicians of all ages and levels.

5-img_004011:00 a.m. service Jubilate

Jubilate is St. Timothy’s “robed” choir that sings at the 11 a.m. service.

Their music reflects the Episcopal tradition as they sing a repertoire from leading sacred music composers.

In addition to helping lead Sunday worship services in hymns and chants, Jubilate provides music at services on Christmas Eve, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and other festal services.

Anyone of high school age or older is welcome – music reading experience is helpful but not necessary.

Jubilate is conducted by our director of music.

Concerts

concertChristmas Festival of Chamber Choirs

Held on Friday, December 9th, the concert was an evening of joyful and reverent Christmas music brought to you by the Chanticleer LAB Choir, Castro Valley High School Madrigals, Monte Vista High School Chamber Singers, and Mount Eden High School Chamber Singers. The parish hall was filled with 110 of the Bay Area’s finest choral singers. It was an unforgettable evening of beautiful music. Donations benefited the programs of the participating schools.
This special concert was brought to us by our Music Director Darita Seth. Stay tuned for more musical event offerings.