The Choir of Grace Church sings
O magnum mysterium by T.L. de Victoria
Upcoming Musical Events
We're all done for the 2015-2016 Program Year. Watch this space for things to expect for the next program year!
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Music at Grace Church
Music at Grace Church seeks to enhance the liturgy by offering music to the glory of God at High Mass. We seek to play a key role in the musical and cultural life in Newark and its suburbs through musical outreach and education, with great concerts and by offering involvement in musical activities to children and adults. In the coming years, we hope to greatly increase our presence in the community, especially by expanding musical opportunities for children and youth in the Newark area.
Music at High Mass reflects the beauty of the Anglo-Catholic tradition. The Choirs of Grace Church offer the finest sacred music with an emphasis on Renaissance masses and motets and Gregorian Chant.
St. Gregory's Choir is composed of four staff singers. At High Mass, this choir sings the Introit, Offertory, and Communion "Minor Propers" from the Graduale Romanum, one or two motets or anthems, and a setting of part or all of the Ordinary of the Mass. The St. Gregory Choir has premiered new motets by distinguished composers including Christian Carey, Jonathan Dawe, and Daniel Elder.
St. Dunstan's Choir is comprised of parishioners and section leaders. This choir sings once or twice a month at High Mass from September through June. If you like to sing, you are most welcome to Contact the Director of Music to learn more. The St. Dunstan Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.
The Choristers of Grace Church, our Children's Choir, performs in Mass monthly and on special occasions, and collaborates with similar programs in the area. The Choristers program is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music and aims to teach youngsters leadership, character, and musicianship. Learn more
Music at Grace Church in Newark is underwritten by The Music Society of Grace Church. Financial contributions of all sizes are most welcome. If you would like make a tax-deductible gift to the Music Society, contact the Director of Music or the Rector.