Choral music is the very heart of worship at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
St. Martin’s Choir is an auditioned group of forty volunteer and professional singers from age 14 and up. Members must have vocal or choral experience, and should be music readers. During the choir season (mid-September through early June), the choir sings weekly at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eucharist, and sings Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The first rehearsal for the 2018-19 season will be September 13.
The Treble (children’s) Choir is open to children in second through eighth grade. They sing at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist twice a month. Rehearsals for younger singers are on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.; older singers rehearse on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and spend some of their rehearsal time training with the adult choir. During rehearsals, the Trebles are given age-appropriate instruction in music theory, voice building, and liturgy. Register your children/youth for choir!
Evensong Choir sings Evensong at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month from October to June. If you would enjoy singing with the St. Martin’s choir for these popular services, but don’t feel you’re able to commit to rehearsing every week, you might consider singing for Evensongs only. You’d need to attend the two Thursday rehearsals preceding an Evensong. There is a lot of music in every Evensong, so choir experience is necessary.
Compline Choir sings the 20-minute service of Night Prayer periodically throughout the year, typically on SUPPER nights (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) at 7:00 p.m. This service uses plainsong and chant, and is a wonderful way to end the day. 2nd Wednesday Complines are sung by low voices / men, and 4th Wednesday Complines are sung by the high voices / trebles / women.
Choir pilgrimage to the UK, July 2014 (live)
Evensong at Washington National Cathedral, August 26, 2012: (live)
Evensongs at St. Martin’s: (live)
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist
Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.
Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.
Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.
Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.
Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.
We would love to have you join us.
This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.