Music

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contribute to the Organ Repair Fund!

Help us reach our goal of $30,900

by donating online at https://bit.ly/3a3YdFV

texting 73256 from your mobile device,

or send in a check with

“Organ Repair Fund” in the memo line.

Organ Stewardship Reflection

Much has been made in recent weeks about the continuing work of this church during a pandemic. We have been able to serve, and to worship, continuously. We had to change the way we meet, but we are meeting. We had to change the way we worship, but we are worshiping. One important aspect of our worship, especially in the Anglican tradition that is our heritage, is raising our voices to God through music. The music program at the Falls Church Episcopal is still going strong, taking our music making to a virtual platform, and recently, back in the sanctuary.

But it is our hope in a faithful God that one day soon we will be able to worship together again as a whole community in person. That day will be one of celebration and triumph. It will be filled with the essential tool of our worship - music. But to get to that day, we have to be prepared. And one of the preparations that we find ourselves in need of undertaking is the necessary restoration of the bedrock of our musical worship in the Historic Church, the Shantz Organ. This magnificent and essential instrument of our worship is in need of updating and repair, so that it can continue to be the centerpiece of our musical life in the Historic Church.

And so it is with a spirit of gratitude for the opportunity to worship with the music that is part of our spiritual life, that we come to you, the parish, to ask for your help in preparing us all for our return to the physical church. Today, we are announcing a campaign for the restoration of the Shantz Organ in the Historic Church. This will be an undertaking that will cost the church $30,000. The repairs will start very soon, taking advantage of the fact that we are not currently using the space. However, we ask the parish to consider what the musical tradition of this church, and of our faith, mean to each of you, and we ask for your financial help to achieve this goal.

We will be announcing further details of the campaign in the days to come, but in the meantime, the church has set up an “Organ Donation” fund that you may contribute to, either on Realm, or by sending a check to the church with the words “Organ Donation” written on memo line. We do this because although we have never stopped worshiping, we look forward to the day when we can worship together, singing and praising God, and doing so with glorious music.

Geoff Kannan

"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation."

Psalm 95:1

The Falls Churchlings

Service:  Sundays at 9:00 a.m., Main Sanctuary

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4:30 -5:15 p.m., Choir Room

 

This children’s choir sings the Offertory anthem on average once a month. During rehearsals, children learn the fundamentals of music reading and choral singing. No audition or prior experience necessary, though a minimum age of 6 and regular attendance is required.

The historic church choir

Service: Sundays, 11:15 a.m., Historic Church

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Choir Room and Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m., Historic Church loft.
 

This adult ensemble leads the singing of hymns and service music, performs an Offertory anthem, and often an additional piece during communion most Sundays of the program year. It also performs on feast days and for special events. Membership is by audition, and regular attendance is required.

Instrumental music

If you play an instrument, there are many solo or collaborative opportunities to serve the church community with your talent!

Gideon's Trumpet

Service: Sundays at 9:00 a.m., Main Sanctuary

 

Rehearsals: Sundays, 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m., Main Sanctuary loft

All are welcome to join this casual adult choir in leading the singing of hymns and service music! It performs one or two Offertory anthems per month. No audition or prior experience necessary, though regular attendance is encouraged.

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