All Saints is proud to have a rich and diverse choral tradition. We sing traditional 4 part anthems along with a mix of world, jazz, and modern songs. An interest and passion for better worship and to know Christ are primary reasons to join. Fellowship in a small community makes music fun. All Saints’ Choir has 15 to 20 members that represent every generation from teenagers to 90 year old with people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Musical understanding helps, but a Spirit that is willing to learn is key. Choir rehearsals are Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The choir sings from the Sunday after Labor Day to Pentecost Day and is off in the summer. Please consider joining the choir and learn the many facets of God through our diverse musical heritage.
All Saints Congregational Song
Congregation song at All Saints is liturgical, biblical based, and diverse. All Saints uses the full spectrum of resources for congregation song. Every hymnal available is used. This includes the 1982 hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder Love & Praise, Voices Found, El Hymnario as well as traditions in relationship with the Episcopal Church. We sing over 400 hymns over the 3 year lectionary cycle; capturing and helping illuminate the biblical readings for the day. As the liturgical seasons change, the musical settings change, bringing familiar repetition; yet deeper understanding of the timeless period we live. This diversity is captured in a fully printed bulletin that contains everything needed for worship.
All Saints is proud to have Dr. Matthew Estes as music director, choir master and organist, since January, 2012. The musical program has grown in Spirit and numbers, with a huge increase in the breath of repertoire. Matt strives to take ordinary voices and to raise them up over several years to become musically competent.
Before being at All Saints; Matt led the rebuilding of the musical program at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in greater Columbus, OH. Music provided healing for Ohio largest member Episcopal in a time of division. Dr. Estes also served for several years at Harcourt Parish at Kenyon College directing the musical program and special programs such as the Rutter’s “Feel the Spirit, and Gospel of Colonus. Matt’s love for African-American Spiritual comes from singing with the professional double quartet St. Simon Cyrene Jubilee Singers in Cincinnati, as well as being the music Director at the Absalom Jones Canterbury Center on the Morehouse/Spellman campus in Atlanta, GA.
Matt received his music degree in sacred Music at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH, and studied organ performance with Dene Bernard and Gerald Hamilton. Matt is currently the Dean of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and holds an honorary lifetime membership for his service.