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.
Dr. Brian Glikes: Music Director and Organist
Dr. Brian Glikes is St. Andrew’s new music director and organist, as of July 2019! Brian is an organist originally from Troy. He and his wife lived in Texas for the past two years, where he worked for Christ the King Lutheran Church and Bach Society Houston. Before that, he worked for several Episcopal parishes in Massachusetts and New York. In the Fall of 2018, he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. Before that, he earned his Master of Music from Emory University and his Bachelor of Music from Gordon College.
To contact Brian, please call the church at (518) 489-4747 and select the music director’s extension or email him at glikes.brian [at] gmail.com.