Traditional

For many years, St. Andrew has been known for its traditional worship. From adult choirs, youth choirs, children’s choirs, handbells, ensembles and even an orchestra, we believe that we can encounter God meaningfully through traditional worship.

As we cherish our customs, we also embrace innovation. The word "tradition" is not the maintenance of rigidity but shared, habitual customs that represent our family. We share these sacred values and delight in the fruits from each new season in our Saturday night and Sunday morning services in the Sanctuary led by Taylor Davis, our Director of Music and Worship Arts.

2019-2020 Music Season

DEEP ROOTS, RISING BRANCHES

Often, we become aware of our traditions only after they've fallen into disuse, like leaves of a tree in the autumn wind. While the dry tree is put to the axe, the sound tree puts forth new leaves, each in unique ways, each in its own season.

Join us on this musical exploration as we welcome esteemed guests to our Sanctuary throughout the year. The season begins September 8 with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's DSO On the Go series.

2019-2020 PERFORMANCES

September 8  |  Dallas Symphony Orchestra's DSO on the Go series
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October  |  Bachtober – Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach throughout the month

 

More events throughout the year to be announced!

Choir Opportunities

Jump in whenever you can!

Chancel Choir

Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Choir Room
Childcare is provided with advance reservations

The 90-member Chancel Choir is at the heart of the traditional music at St. Andrew, providing musical leadership in worship each Sunday at both services. Additionally, the Chancel Choir performs major works with professional orchestra in special concerts: A Salute to America on Memorial Day weekend, and A St. Andrew Christmas in December.

Outside of St. Andrew, the choir has sung in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and in numerous cathedrals and performance halls across Europe. Last fall, the Chancel Choir was the anchor choir for Labor Day at the Cathedral, a choral festival highlighting America’s finest church choirs. For more information, contact Taylor Davis.

Wesley Choir Rehearsals are the 2nd and 4th Saturday, 4:30 p.m., in Smith Worship Center. The SATB choir of 25 singers provides worship leadership twice a month for the Saturday night service.

 

SALT AND LIGHT Youth Choir

Rehearsals: Sunday, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Choir Room
A 45-member ensemble of 6th-12th graders, Salt and Light has risen to be one of the finest youth choir anywhere. This group provides musical leadership in Sanctuary worship on 1st and 3rd Sundays and special worship services throughout the year. Each February, the choir hosts a Dessert Show as the primary fundraiser for their annual summer tour. Tour destinations have included Denver, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, and St. Louis. The choir was named feature choir for the 2014 Alleluia national church music conference at Baylor University. For more information, contact Phillip Haworth.

 

K–2nd

Rehearsals: Sunday, 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Music and Media Wing
1st Floor, Ensemble Room 1, 107

Members of our youngest choir enjoy exploring the basic musical concepts to begin their musical journey and prepare them for a more advanced choir setting. They learn musical concepts like steady beat, soft and loud, high and low. They explore the gift of music while having fun and learning how to lead others in worship. This ensemble will be featured at special events each semester. Rehearsals will start in Ensemble Room 1, 107, and finish in Bell Choir Room, 112.

For more information, contact Taylor Davis.

 

3rd–5th

Rehearsals: Sunday, 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Music and Media Wing 
1st Floor, Bell Choir Room, 112

In our oldest choir, the children learn more advanced music theory and choral singing methods, all while having fun and praising God. Rehearsals will start in the Bell Choir Room, 112, and finish in Ensemble Room 1, 107. They will have several opportunities throughout the semester to share their music in service and at other special events.