Music at Grace Church
From the Director of Music, Mr. Daniel Romero
Music at the High Mass reflects the beauty of the Anglican catholic tradition, drawing heavily from both the Anglican and Roman Catholic musical traditions. The Choirs of Grace Church regularly offer great sacred music, prominently featuring classic anthems, hymns, and Gregorian Chant, the most ancient music of the church.
The Parish Choir is made up of volunteers and produces the core of the singing at High Mass. This choir leads the hymondy, sings the Introit, Offertory, and Communion “Minor Propers” to their traditional Gregorian Chant tones, one or two motets or anthems, and a setting of part or all of the Ordinary of the Mass. The choir has premiered new works by distinguished composers including Christian Carey, Jonathan Dawe, and Daniel Elder.
Additional voices come from the choristers of the Choir School at Grace Church, a Royal School of Church Music affiliated program which provides musical training to children and youth. If you would like to add your voice to any of the choirs, or have a child who would like to join the Choir School, do not hesitate to contact Father Bates or the Director of Music.
Outside of services, we offer a variety of concerts and recitals performed by organists, chamber ensembles, and choral ensembles to enrich the musical life of Downtown Newark.