“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
...when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?”
~ Job 38:4, 7
The Iona Choir
We sing with our hearts, our voices, our bodies, our instruments, joining all creation in love and thanksgiving to our Creator. And we unite with our Creator as we co-create beauty in the world through music. We are the St. Columba’s Choir, singing together in worship of God and renewal of one another. We have two sections: the Choir-in-the-Pews (everyone!), and the Iona Choir who cantor and lead the singing.
Our music leaders alternate by weeks: 1st and 3rd Sundays, and other special services (Christmas, Easter) are led by Ann McChesney-Young on piano and the Iona Choir. 2nd and 4th Sundays are led by Steve O’Shea on piano and Tom Williams on guitar.
The 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month is the Celtic Rite Liturgy of the New Skellig Community, with some of its own traditional chants. Overall, throughout the weeks, we sing a mix of traditional and lesser known hymns from The Hymnal 1982 and newer Episcopal and ecumenical song resources, as well as Taizé and plainsong chants.
Come and make a joyful noise with us! If you would like more opportunity to learn the songs, to pray with them, to practice your part for the choir-in-the-pews, you are welcome to join the Choir-in-the-Pews email list: contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.