The St. Andrew’s Choir provides reverent accompaniment to the liturgy with hymns, psalms, and anthems of musical praise. There is a place for everyone in our choirs. Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is a wonderful group of people that gather each week to lead our congregation in worship. Through the use of various styles of music in terms of anthems, hymns, psalmody, and responses, the choir seeks to bring the experience of Christ to the congregation through the use of music.
All are welcomed to sing with us! We have those that can read music in the choir and those that never read music before joining the choir! Our main rehearsal is on Sunday morning at 8:45 am. We also rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.for those who are able to come in the evening. Following our Thursday rehearsal, we gather in the Chapel for a short Compline and pray for those we love.
Music has long been an important part of worship at St. Andrew’s.
The Russell Field Concert Series
In addition to regular service music with choir and organ, sometimes piano, the musical offering at St. Andrew’s includes occasional sacred concerts from an endowed series named in memory of Russell Field, our organist and choirmaster from 1947 until 1976, and recitals given by music students from the College of St. Rose.
Russell Field was Organist/Choirmaster from 1947–1976. His legacy lives on through a fund which was created in his honor. This fund is used to provide extraordinary opportunities for recitals, concerts, and special liturgies. Instrumentalists, soloists, and music are provided for using this resource.
The Russell Field Fund has enabled St. Andrew’s to provide special music both during worship and at special events.
Mr. Daniel Frank: Music Director and Organist
Daniel Frank is the current music director and organist at St. Andrew’s Church. He earned his B.A. in Music with an emphasis on organ performance from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and has earned his certification in Liturgical Music from a graduate course run through the same college. A native of Manchester, Vermont, Dan now lives in Albany and tries to incorporate as many sounds into weekly worship as the St. Andrew congregation is willing to try; instruments in worship have included organ, piano, harp, trumpets, violin, banjo, and most importantly the voices of our accomplished volunteer choir and congregation. In addition to directing the choir and providing music for weekly worship, Dan also reaches out to musicians in the local community who help to enrich our worship. Please contact if you are interested in participating in the music ministry in some way! We are certain we can find a place for you.
Dan’s office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. To contact Dan, please call (518) 489-4747 or email him at dfrank206 [at] gmail.com.