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Music Ministry

Music Ministry Staff

Pat Gould, Choirmaster/Organist

Jolene Hethcox, Assistant Choirmaster

Denise Pickford, Clerical Assistant

The St. Philip's Choir

Pat Gould, Director

The St. Philip's Choir is a multi-generational auditioned choir of some 30 -35 singers, including staff singers and volunteers. The St. Philip's Choir leads music at the 10:30 service each Sunday year-round, except for Children's Choir Sundays. Special services include Rally Sunday (the Sunday after Labor Day), Lessons and Carols (3rd Sunday of Advent), Christmas Eve 10:30 p.m. service, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course Easter Day, when the choir sings at both the 9:00 and 11:15 services. The choir also sings Evensong twice each year. 
The choir's repertoire spans music from the Renaissance period to contemporary anthems of today. Each Sunday, the choir sings an Introit and an Offertory anthem, as well as special canticles and anthems during Communion from time to time. Click here to listen to some of the anthems.
God willing, the choir plans to participate in a choir festival in Oxford and London in summer of 2020.

Interested in joining the choir?

Regular rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held weekly unless otherwise noted (summer rehearsals are less frequent).

Membership in this choir is by audition. Contact Pat by email or call her at 843-364-9552 if you are interested in arranging for a simple audition.

Children's Choirs

All children's choirs sing once a month during the 10:30 a.m. service. and rehearse September through April each year.

 Click below for pics of England and Spain Trip in July-August 2016:

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Cherub Choir (3-4 years)

Directed by Jolene Hethcox

A music readiness program of singing, listening, and moving to music in a Christian environment.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m. (September through April) with optional playground time until 5:30.

Membership in this choir is open to all children ages three and four.

Click here for the current registration form.

St. Nicholas Choir (5k/1st Grade)

Directed by Jolene Hethcox

 A continuation of the music training begun in the Cherub Choir.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 p.m. (September through May) with optional playground time beginning at 4 and then extending after rehearsal until 5:30 p.m.

Membership in this choir is open to all children in 5K and Grade 1.

Click here for the current registration form.

St. Cecilia Choir (Grades 2&3)

Directed by Alexandra "Zippy" Hood

This choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 4-5:00 p.m. (September through May)

Membership in this choir is open to children in Grades 2-3.

Click here for the current registration form.

Canterbury Choir (Grades 4-12, treble voices)

Directed by Jolene Hethcox

These choirs rehearse on Thursdays from 6-7 P.M. The Canterbury Choirs travels to England once every three years to participate in the International Children's Choir Festival conducted by Dr. David Flood and Dr. Henry Leck. The children just returned from the 2016 tour of England and Spain.

Membership is by audition.

Contact Jolene Hethcox (843) 722-7734, ext. 272 for information or to schedule an audition.

St. David Choir (Grades 7-12, mixed voices)

Directed by Jolene Hethcox

This choir rehearses on Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM (September through May)
With the Canterbury Choir, this choir also travels to England once every three years.

Membership is by audition.
Contact Jolene Hethcox (843) 722-7734, ext. 272 for information or to schedule an audition.

St. David Men's Choir

This choir rehearses on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00 p.m.
This choir rehearses with the St. David Trebles but also sings Male Choir repertoire.