Although we seek to worship God every day in the way we live our lives, there is always something special that happens when we come together for corporate worship on Sundays. Music has a way of drawing us into the presence of God. Whether we are singing a traditional hymn that has been sung for hundreds of years or learning a new praise song, we seek to glorify God and praise Him through the use of song, instrument and voice. At Stanwich, we offer both traditional and contemporary styles of music at our Sunday services.
The traditional choir is made up of dedicated volunteers and professionals who provide music for the 9:00 a.m. worship service throughout the year (except during the summer months). Directed by Dr. Sean Jackson, the choir leads the congregation in the worship hymns and sings traditional anthems by classic as well as modern composers. The choir also performs in various church and community events throughout the year. Recent performances have included the Mozart Requiem, Vivaldi’s Glor
The Stanwich Rocks Children’s Choir is open to any child between the ages of 3 and 12, and is directed by Children’s Ministry Director, Anitta Tilly. The Choir performs periodically at the morning services and at special events throughout the year including Christmas Eve. In addition, Kids Church recently started a Youth Band and a Strings Ensemble to play at the Children’s Ministry event held in May. Upcoming choir and musical events will be posted on the children’s ministry news page.
The praise team leads worship during the 10:45 a.m. service. This service includes traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs accompanied by piano, guitar and violin. A few of the praise team musicians also play at the 5:30 p.m. Evensong service.
The worship at Evensong is led by our Evensong Worship band with vocals, drums, keyboard, bass and electric guitar. This service embraces the ancient-future style of worship, combining prayers and liturgy of the ancient church with modern day praise music.