Vocal Choirs for Adults
Sanctuary is a group of 12 to 16 professional and semi-professional singers who offer the service of Compline each Sunday night throughout the year. The choir is auditioned, and new singers are accepted into the choir as space becomes available. Sanctuary has released a disc of Renaissance music for Compline, available in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen's.
In addition to these choirs, Saint Stephen’s Choir is joined on occasion by guest singers for special performances. If you have choral experience but you are not able to commit to the choir on a regular basis, this opportunity is for you. Watch the Spirit and eSpirit for announcements, or contact Brandon Dumas for information about participating.
The Cherub Choir is for boys and girls in kindergarten and first grade. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 6:15 until 6:45 p.m. Contact Ashley Rotella for more information.
The Virginia Girls Choir leads our Wednesday Evensong services and sings at Sunday services and special events at church and throughout the community, and tours. The choir is composed of girls in grades four through 12. In 2010, they released “An Unexpected Christmas,” their first CD (available here or in the parish bookshop). In the summer of 2012, the choir toured the United Kingdom. This choir, which rehearses intensively, draws girls from throughout the greater Richmond area. Information about this exceptional choir and the audition process is available here.
The Youth Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The group rings a few times a year at the 9 a.m. service in Palmer Hall or at the 11:15 a.m. service. Please contact Peter Hopkins if you have questions about the Youth Bell Choir, or if your child is interested in ringing.
The Adult Bell Ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays nights from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m. They ring several times a year at the 11:15 a.m. service. Please contact Peter Hopkins if you have questions about the Adult Bell ensemble, or if you are interested in ringing.
An Unexpected Christmas with the Virginia Girls Choir and Ana Hernández
Read about St. Stephen's organ here.
Peter Hopkins, Director of Music, 288-2867, ext. 347
Brandon Dumas, Associate Director of Music, 288-2867, ext. 304
Ashley Rotella, Palmer Hall and Cherub Choir Director, 288-2867