I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
The worship services of the Orthodox Church, drawn from the Psalms and other scriptures, are almost entirely sung, rather than spoken or recited. Music, therefore, is an integral part of Orthodox worship. The role of the choir is to lead the congregation in praise and thanksgiving, fulfilling the injunction to “sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness” (Epistle to the Colossians, 3:16). Since, in the Orthodox view, the Church is the earthly icon of the Heavenly Kingdom, the choir joins its voices to those of the angels who sing their praises without ceasing before the throne of God.
As a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, we give preference to Byzantine chant, the ancient musical tradition of the Church of Antioch. In addition we sing music of other Orthodox traditions and of contemporary Orthodox composers. All services are in English.
Participation in the choir requires a modest commitment of time. Regular attendance at rehearsals and services is expected of all choir members.
If you would like to participate in this ministry, please speak to the choir director.
Click here to listen to our choir sing the troparion (special hymn) of the Ascension of Our Lord.