Music is an important part of our worship at St. Stephen’s and is led by Chris Pharo, our organist and choirmaster. All ages are welcome to participate in our music ministries.
Adult choir – This program is on hiatus until the fall.
Music is an important part of our worship at St. Stephen’s and is led by Chris Pharo, our organist and choirmaster. The Adult Choir regularly sings at the 10:30 am. service between Labor Day and Memorial Day, and at other times such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday. Choir rehearsal is Wednesday evenings from 7–8:30 p.m.
Children’s choir – St. Stephen’s is blessed with lots of children participating in our Children’s Choir.
Children K–5th grade are invited to join our children’s choir. The children learn about rhythm and harmony, and sing a variety of hymns. Our children’s choir sings frequently at the 10:30 a.m. service. Meets Sundays at 5:30 p.m. (Children’s Choir is currently on hiatus.)
Our Organ – The organ at St. Stephen’s was built by the Holtkamp Organ Company and installed in 1955, Opus 1676. It replaced an older organ that, with the choir, was situated in the chancel of the church. Although now commonplace, it was one of the first neo-baroque organs to be built in this part of the United States. Additions were made by the McManis Company in 1974, and renovations in 2012 included replacing the reed stops and the installation of a new capture combination system.
4’ Spitz flöte
Swell to Great
8’ Voix Celeste
8’ Lieblich Gedackt
4’ Rohr Flöte
16’ Sub Bass
8’ Octave Gedackt
4’ Choral Bass
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
4’ Swell to Pedal