The main objective of the Music Ministry at St. Luke’s is best stated by the hymn text written by Fred Pratt Green: “How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!” Whether the service is English or Spanish, traditional or contemporary, the Music Ministry leadership strives each week to lead God’s people in thought provoking, heart-felt worship. St. Luke’s diverse ministry has a wonderful heritage of fine music making and offers a place of service for all.
Music for All Ages
In the spirit of Deacon Dorothy Michaelsen, who had a unique gift of stirring creativeness in those around her, St. Luke’s has created a series of musical events to highlight God’s gift of creativeness. Contact Susan De Kam for information on upcoming events.
Music for Children: Ages 4-12
Vacation Bible School and Music Camp
In mid-June each year, Vacation Bible School is offered in the mornings for children ages 3 through the 5th grade. The children interact with Bible stories through music, art, drama, worship, and games. In the afternoons following Vacation Bible School and a provided lunch, Music Camp is available for children going into the 1st – 6th grades. During Music Camp, the children will be learning a musical which will be performed during the Christian Education time on the following Sunday.
Music for Adults
The All Saints Choir
This is the primary service choir of St. Luke’s. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. with a short break for coffee and fellowship in between. The choir sings every Sunday, but breaks from Wednesday rehearsals in July. Additional performances have included a European tour, choral evensongs, and a collaborative performance with local Preston Hollow area churches. New members are welcome to join at any point during the year. Contact Christopher Rhodes for information.
Anyone that cannot make a full year commitment to the choir is welcome to join our rehearsals and services when we rehearse for Christmas, Easter, and other major choral events. Youth and Adults welcome. If interested, please contact Christopher Rhodes.
Instruments at St. Luke’s
The primary organ used for weekly worship at St. Luke’s is the Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Opus 1438. For special services sometimes held in the Chapel, St. Luke’s also has the William Longmore Organ, Opus 2. For the complete information about the organs at St. Luke’s, please click here.
St. Luke’s is blessed to have many other instruments to worship God. The children’s area uses many rhythm and Orff style instruments. Pianos are located in the chapel, rehearsal hall, children’s choir room, and the sanctuary, which holds the recently purchased 7’6″ Yamaha Grand. The church also uses three octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of recently purchased Malmark Choirchimes.