Upcoming St. Mary’s Music Events

How the Organ Works—Sunday, July 11th at 11:15 am

You hear it every Sunday, but do you know how our pipe organ works? Join us for our first Summer Music Series event in the sanctuary or via Zoom to learn the mechanics of this big box of whistles. You will get an inside look at what has been named “The King of Instruments”. Please RSVP to Nicholas, musicdirector@stmarysbythesea.org, by Friday, July 9th.

 

Expanding the Church Musician Canon: Gospels and SpiritualsWednesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm  —**Postponed – watch for future dates**

The music program at St. Mary’s is partnering with the new Christian Formation Team on their upcoming Social Justice series by hosting this one time event.  Come to the sanctuary or join via Zoom to explore lesser known church composers who triumphed in the face of social injustice and prejudice.

 

The Pianos of the Parishioners of St. Mary’s—Sunday, August 1st at 11:15 am

Join us for the second Summer Music Series event in-person starting in the sanctuary or via Zoom to learn how the piano works, and explore its many building styles. If you own a piano, even if you don’t play, please email Nicholas Mourlam a photo of it and also provide the name of the company who made it. Please RSVP to Nicholas, musicdirector@stmarysbythesea.org, by Friday, July 30th.

 

Back to the Basics: Music 101—Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 pm

All are invited to our third Summer Music Series event in the new choir room (located in Clay Hall) or via Zoom for an introduction to reading music. This is the perfect event for those who are interested in singing in the choir, or would love to learn some tips on how to better sing from the hymnal. Please RSVP to Nicholas, musicdirector@stmarysbythesea.org, by Tuesday, August 17th.

 

The Choir is Back!—Thursday, August 26th at 7:00 pm

All are welcomed to sing with the St. Mary’s Adult Choir. Rehearsals for this fun musical group will be held in the new choir room (located in Clay Hall) each Thursday from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Email Nicholas, musicdirector@stmarysbythesea.org, if you are interested in joining the choir. (Please take note of the required St. Mary’s choir COVID vaccine policy before joining.)

 

St. Mary’s Choir COVID Vaccination Policy

With choral singing being a “higher risk” activity due to the duration of rehearsals and the demographics of the population, those interested in singing in the choir will be asked to provide a copy of their vaccination card to the Director of Music prior to the first rehearsal. St. Mary’s greatly appreciates your understanding of these safety precaution—both for the safety of our choir members, and the Director of Music’s new baby girl.