Music & Choirs

Experiencing music in our parish church with its fine acoustics, distinctive architecture, and celebrated stained glass windows is a feast for the ears, eyes and soul.  It is the intent of our music program to support our congregation in ways that allow parishioners and visitors to grow musically, spiritually and in community.

The Choir of the Church of the Messiah
Our adult choir of volunteers and professional voices sings at the 10:00 service every Sunday from September through May. Special offerings dot our summer schedule. The choir welcomes all those with  musical experience, a love for singing, and the ability to commit to the choir’s schedule. Rehearsals are held each Sunday from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m.

The Saint Nicholas Choir
Boys and girls, ages 7 and up, are invited to sing with our St. Nicholas Choir.  The choir offers an anthem twice each month and at special services throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Sundays, after the 10:00 am service.  No audition is required, all young people are welcome to join.

The Intergenerational Choir
This choir welcomes singers of all ages, and contributes to our 10:00 liturgy several times each year. No previous experience is necessary, and all are welcome to sing with this exciting group which rehearses on occasional Sunday mornings throughout the year.

To learn more about Messiah’s music programs or to participate, email the Parish Office.

Our Director of Music

Timothy Lewis has served as Director of Music at The Church of the Messiah since 2015. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where his teachers included Alec Wyton, Amy Kaiser and Dennis Keene. He has been heard in concert at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the early music series at St. Peter’s Church, and at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church where he performed the New York premiere of Ruth Schonthal’s The Temptation of St. Anthony. Lewis, whose articles on church music have been published by Yale University, is a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.