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Choir programs

Music is an important and cherished part of the fabric that makes up Saint Luke’s. Our music program, affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, provides young singers with age-appropriate vocal training, superior music education, community building skills, excellent Christian education, and unique performance and travel opportunities. Our young singers in the Saint Nicholas, Saint Cecilia, and Saint Gregory Choirs are paid small stipends based on merit and study the RSCM’s Voice for Life training curriculum.

Read more about our choirs below.

For choir rehearsal schedules, email David.Pulliam@saintlukesdarien.org or call 203-655-1456 ext. 126.

Friends of music

The mission of the Friends of Music at Saint Luke’s Parish is to continually support our choirs and allow them to share their gifts both within and beyond our walls. Our vision is that Saint Luke’s becomes a center for excellent and inspiring musical offerings in Darien, with a reputation that stretches far beyond.

Your donation to the Friends of Music will help maintain and improve our music program on an ongoing basis. We also have a permanent Music Endowment Fund which we hope to grow over the years to come.

Donations may be made by check made out to “Saint Luke’s Parish” with the notation “Friends of Music,” or you may contact Ron Wilson, Director of Finance & Administration at 203-655-1456 or Ron.Wilson@saintlukesdarien.org.

Saint Nicholas Choir

The Saint Nicholas Choir (age 4 and a half – 2nd grade) welcomes our youngest boys and girls to an introduction to singing and basic musical concepts in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. The Saint Nicholas Choir sings for Family Eucharists, at appointed special services, and occasional Evensongs. 

Rehearses each Thursday, 5 – 5:30 PM.

Saint cecilia choir

The Saint Cecilia Choir (grades 3 – 5) offers young singers an opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills while exploring vocal technique, music theory, and community building. This choir follows the curriculum of the Royal School of Church Music and performs monthly at 10 AM Eucharist, Choral Matins, or Saturday Evensong, and at other appointed times. This choir is also offered unique travel and touring opportunities. 

Rehearses each Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

Saint gregory choir

The Saint Gregory Choir (grades 6 – high school) invites our older and more advanced choristers the opportunity to further their musical studies in more comprehensive weekly rehearsals. These singers join the adult Parish Choir on a weekly basis at the 10 AM Sunday service, at monthly services of Evensong, and at other appointed times. This choir also is offered unique touring and traveling opportunities. 

Rehearses each Sunday, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Saint luke's parish choir

The Saint Luke’s Parish Choir (adults) is made up of talented volunteers and a professional quartet.  The core repertoire is in the Anglican Cathedral tradition and also embraces jazz, Gregorian chant, spirituals, world music, and music of current composers. The Parish Choir sings on a weekly basis at the 10 AM Sunday service, at monthly Evensong, and other services. An annual cabaret-style evening of music, “SongFest,” is also presented as a major fundraiser for Friends of Music. 

Rehearses each Thursday, 7:30 – 9 PM.

Adults interested in joining the Parish Choir should contact David Pulliam at david.pulliam@saintlukesdarien.org

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