Music at St. Clare’s is a very important part of our Sunday worship service.
The sounds of the wonderful choir, our new Allen organ, the uplifted voices of the congregation and the occasional timbres of hand bells, drums, piano, solo voice, woodwind and brass instruments fill the sanctuary weekly throughout the year. All of the hymns and anthems are chosen to support the weekly scriptures and the prayers.
Ten to twelve dedicated church members are at the core of the choir. They rehearse and sing every week of the year. During the academic year, late-August to early May, three auditioned choral scholars from the Young Harris College student body enhance the choir by their commitment of rehearsing and singing with the choir weekly. In addition the choir is expanded by other church members and college students wanting to join in! A variety of music is sung including traditional choral literature, spirituals and arrangements of hymn tunes.
Anyone interested in joining the choir or playing an instrument in church, please contact Karen Calloway, organist and choir director.
Click below to hear some of our favorite hymns, all beautifully sung by St. Clare’s choir and congregation.
The Alleluia! Hymn
Come Down O Love Divine
Words by Bianco da Siena
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
God of Grace and God of Glory
Words: Emerson Fosdick
Music: John Hughes
St. Clare’s Choir performed a stirring rendition of the Zulu hymn “We are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light” at our August 23rd 2015 service. And as you will hear, they were excellently assisted by Young Harris College student Armando Granados on drums.
Listen and enjoy!