St. Martin’s Music
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.
The Saint Martin’s Chancel Choir explores five centuries of great sacred repertoire. Gathering for a common purpose unites our singers into a close-knit community of faith and joy. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, except during Lent (8:00-9:30) in the Music Room. We also meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am to prepare for 10:00 am worship service. The choir’s membership includes folks who read music and others who do not. We all love to sing and enjoy the process of learning new pieces. Our choir leads the musical portions of the liturgy, celebrating the rich tradition of the Lutheran Liturgy. At right, St. Martin’s Chancel Choir after our Festival Service on Christmas Eve, pictured with Marquee Brass.
Ringing handbells is a focused, fun group activity! Musicians are interconnected by sharing notes in the scale, each ringer playing two to six bells. We have four octaves of Schulmerich handbells, allowing us to play a wide variety of music. St. Martin’s Bell Choir plays several times a year. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings (6:30– 7:15 pm) except during Lent (6:00-6:45).
Our children are introduced to beautiful vocal pieces as they sing both joyous and solemn sacred music. The children’s choir performs regularly throughout the church year, wearing special blue robes for the occasion. Singing in the children’s choir is the perfect introduction to becoming a future member of the chancel choir!
St. Martins 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