The 1990 Casavant Organ

The Choir of Grace Church sings
O magnum mysterium by Victoria

Christmas 2013

Mr. João Kouyoumdjian

Artist in Residence

In his role as Artist in Residence, Brazilian classical guitarist João Kouyoumdjian presents recitals on the Concerts at Grace Church series. He received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Sharon Isbin. In November 2011 Mr. Kouyoumdjian performed a recital at Carnegie Hall sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. He was recently featured on a documentary on TV Cultura in Brazil. His debut CD Surfboard:Solo Guitar Works has been released by Pomegranate Music. 

Mr. Kouyoumdjian's website

 Music at Grace Church

The music program at Grace Church exists to enrich parish worship services and offer cultural outreach to the City of Newark and its suburbs.

Music at High Mass reflects the beauty of the Anglo-Catholic tradition. The Choir of Grace Church offers the finest sacred music with an emphasis on Renaissance masses and motets and Gregorian Chant. 


St. Gregory's Choir is composed of eight staff singers. At High Mass this choir sings the Introit, Offertory, and Communion antiphons from the Graduale Romanum, one or two motets or anthems, and often a setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, and Agnus Dei. The Parish Choir has premiered new motets by distinguished composers including Christian Carey, Jonathan Dawe, and Daniel Elder.

St. Dunstan's Choir is a choir of comprised of parishioners and paid section leaders. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. This choir sings once or twice a month at High Mass from September through June. 

The Choristers are a choir of children in grades 3-12 who rehearse Sunday mornings and occassionally Sunday afternoons, September through June. They perform with the Parish Choir in mass monthly as well as on special occasions. The Choristers program is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music and aims to teach youngsters leadership, character, and musicianship. Learn more

The Music Society of Grace Church provides funding for the Choir and Concerts at Grace Church. Donations of all sizes are welcome. Interested donors should speak to the Director of Music or the Rector.

Service Music

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