Music is a vibrant part of worship and congregational life at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. It takes the participation and enthusiasm of many to create the magic and beauty of music that warms and inspires our worship services.
St. Martin’s Chancel Choir explores a wide variety of musical styles. We are also a close-knit community of faith and joy. Rehearsals are currently on hold, but usually take place Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, in the sanctuary. We also meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am to prepare for 10:00 am worship service. The choir’s membership includes those who read music and those who do not. We love to sing, enjoy learning new pieces, and lead the musical portions of the liturgy during worship services. At right, St. Martin’s Chancel Choir after a Festival Service on Christmas Eve, pictured with Marquee Brass.
Ringing handbells is a focus, fun group activity suitable for all ages. Musicians are interconnected by sharing notes on the scale and ability to count and maintain rhythm. Each ringer plays a minimum of 2 bells with a maximum of 6 (quite rare!). We have 4 octaves of Schulmerich handbells that allows us to play a wide variety of music. St. Martin's Bell Choir plays several times a year and always at Christmas and Easter. We are currently on hold, but rehearse on Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Plans for our new Children’s Choir (up to Grade 2) and Youth Choir (Grade 3 and older) are currently on hold due to pandemic precautions. We miss working with our children and hope to resume these important choirs as soon as it’s safe to do so.
St. Martin's Pipe Organ
Take a two-minute tour inside Saint Martin’s pipe organ. The video was created for full screen viewing in high definition. Photographer Don Dement spent a day wedged behind pipes to bring you these extraordinary photos. The first two photographs were taken from behind the pipe organ screens, looking into the Sanctuary. If you look carefully, you will see the organ console in the second photo.
Music is Chaconne by Louis Couperin (c 1626-1661) played by Timothy Edward Smith. Click here to see OrganStoplists
St. Martin's hosted the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival August 18-20, 2022