St Stephen’s and St Mary’s has an SATB parish choir which currently has 11 members. The choir sings for the APBA service at 9am on Sundays, except the 3rd Sunday in the month and rehearses from 7.30 – 9pm on most Thursdays. The choir also sings for special services, such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, a Christmas Carols service and a Christmas Eve service. The choir is in recess during January.
A variety of music is sung, ranging from Renaissance motets through to modern Christian songs. On Sundays a cantor will sing a couple of sentences and a psalm which the choir will support, as well as the choir supporting the hymn singing of the parish.
If your singing is of moderate skill and you wish to join the choir, please contact the Director of Music during office hours on (03) 9807 3168. The choir is in recess during January.
The 10.30am Contemporary Eucharist service has several musicians who accompany the worship music. Currently, we have a violin, flute, clarinet, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano and sometimes a cello. The musicians also accompany some services throughout the year, such as the Christmas Carols service and the occasional joint service.
Instrumental parts are provided weekly. If you play an instrument of at least AMEB 5th grade standard or equivalent and would like to participate, please contact the Director of Music during office hours on (03) 9807 3168.