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The music ministry of Epiphany is comprised of volunteers of all ages. There are six ensembles with which parishioners can be involved and two, seasonal choirs. Below, you will find information with regard to the ensembles at Epiphany. If you would like to join one or more of the ensembles, please contact Corey Candler, Director of Music Ministries. We hope you will consider joining us and sharing your musical gifts in worship.
Classes are 45 minutes of music and movement for your child and parent/grandparent/caregiver. Click here to register online or call (214) 680-7464. Tuesdays: 9 AM for babies 0-18 months; 10 AM for toddlers 18 months-3; and 11 AM for toddlers 3-5.
The Cherub Choir is open to children in grades K-2 and does not require music-reading ability. This choir rehearses in the Choir Room on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and sings in worship on the first Sunday of most months.
St. Cecilia Choir
The St. Cecilia Choir is open to children and youth in grades 3-8 (or unchanged voices) and rehearses in the Choir Room on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and sings in worship on the first Sunday of most months. In this choir, members will begin to understand and use The Hymnal 1982, be responsible for their own music and folders, and utilize the Voice for Life materials.
The Adult Choir is open to youth (ages 16+) through adult. The choir rehearses in the Choir Room on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. and meets on Sunday mornings thirty minutes before the scheduled worship time. The choir is responsible for musical leadership and enhancement of the Sunday morning liturgies, alternating services each week. The choir provides music for additional liturgies throughout the year (such as Christmas and Easter), in addition to one or more concerts per program year.
The Epiphany Ringers are a dedicated group of handbell players that provide music using five octaves of Malmark handbells and three octaves of Malmark handchimes. This adult ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings in the Choir Loft from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and performs once a month in church and at other times during the year. It is preferred that ringers read music. Substitute ringers are always welcome and needed.
The Roy Redman Organ, Op. 17, was consecrated on December 4, 1977, just a year after the congregation moved into the present nave. It was created from pipes gathered by the third rector of St. Margaret’s Parish, Father Blanchard Boyer. In the words of Keith Shafer, the parish’s gifted young organist at the time of the Redman organ’s creation, “Father Boyer had connected the pipes using antiquated wind chests and an old console. I knew we were in trouble the first time I attempted to play this ‘instrument’ as, to turn it on, one had to tape two wires together.” The organ is a tracker organ, whose pipes are directly connected to the keyboards. It has 24 stops and 32 ranks of pipes. Roy Redman of Ft. Worth, was able to use most of the pipes in Father Boyer’s original organ, adding only 3 new sets. The cost is remembered to have been around $35,000. See the stoplist here.