“O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before God’s presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to God with psalms.” Psalm 95
OUR MUSIC MINISTRY
It is our intention that the music of The House of Prayer for All People reflect the people sitting in the pews. Therefore, it is eclectic, warm, inviting, diverse, and full of love for God and humanity.
The mission of the music ministry is to lead the St. Stephen’s community in liturgies that glorify God, move the heart, and challenge the mind.
The parish has garnered a reputation for embracing music that covers a wide variety of styles and expressions. Musical offerings on any given Sunday include African American spirituals and gospel songs, alongside the vast repertoire of Anglican, American, and European church music. It is not Frozen Chosen repertoire.
The St. Stephen’s Choir
In 2017, we were honored to welcome The Most Rev. Michael Curry to Charleston for his first visit as Presiding Bishop with a Blues Choral Evensong. Other Choral Evensongs have been offered to celebrate the Leonard Bernstein centenary and the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
St. Stephen’s Music Ministry
Wayne has served as our Organist-Choirmaster since 2010. Additionally, Wayne is a public school music teacher and an active recitalist.
For information about St. Stephen’s Choir, please email Wayne