We gather for worship every Sunday at 10am to respond to God’s presence in our lives and in the world.
St. Dunstan’s has a rich history of excellent music, enhancing the experience for all who worship with us. The music at St. Dunstan’s is designed to augment the liturgy, providing space to reflect on the readings, sharing perspectives from a wide range of hymn writers, and offering opportunities to sing our faith. While our music is rooted in the Episcopal and Anglican tradition, we often mix in music and hymnody in a variety of styles, traditions, and eras to enrich our worship.
St. Dunstan’s Choir provides musical leadership and offerings most weeks during the school year. The choir rehearses Thursday evenings to learn hymns, psalms, and anthems. Rehearsals aim to strengthen both individual musicianship and the skills of the group as a whole, with the added bonus of allowing us to pray as we learn anthems rooted in the Word. Rehearsal commitments are Thursdays from 7:00-7:45 pm (note that this is a shorter rehearsal as we navigate COVID safety protocols). All are welcome to join the choir — no experience necessary, just a willingness to commit to attending rehearsals and practicing regularly at home. To learn more, please contact our music director, Susanna Valleau.
St. Dunstan’s is blessed to have many musicians in the congregation who enhance our worship by sharing their talents. From music rooted in the Classical tradition, all the way to Dixieland Jazz, our musicians offer energy and beauty in their offerings. If you sing or play an instrument and would like to share your music during a service, please contact our music director, Susanna Valleau.
St. Dunstan’s Handbell Choir
St. Dunstan’s Handbell Choir meets after church on Sunday mornings to work on exercises that help improve sightreading and handbell ringing technique, and learn anthems to share during Sunday services. The bell choir rings on a three-octave set of handbells, as well as a three-octave set of hand chimes, both by Schulmerich Bells. Reading music (in either the treble clef, bass clef, or both) is a prerequisite for joining the Handbell Choir. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the director of the Handbell Choir, Karin Rogers.
Children’s Hand Chime Choir
Our Hand Chime Choir is made up of our Sunday School students and meets during Sunday School. The Hand Chime Choir learns anthems by ear, by reading a chart, and through storytelling. If you would like to know more about getting your child involved with the Hand Chime Choir, please contact Karin Rogers.
Our Ortloff Organ
St. Dunstan’s organ, built by the Ortloff Organ Company of Needham, MA, was completed in the fall of 2020. The Ortloff organ, with its dramatic dynamic range and color possibilities, exquisitely fulfills its many roles throughout worship: propelling congregational singing, accompanying choral anthems, serving as a duet partner with other instrumentalists, and shining on its own as a solo instrument.