The Anglican Chorale is comprised of talented volunteer choristers, many of whom have musical jobs elsewhere on Sunday mornings (at Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Lutheran as well as Episcopal churches), although the group also attracts unchurched musicians who enjoy getting through a large amount of music in a short amount of time. Participants hail from as far as Deerfield Beach and Homestead.
Since its formation in 2008 the Anglican Chorale has sung at Diocesan services, committed to a regular schedule of Evensongs and sung an annual Lessons and Carols Service and a choral work at Passiontide (eg. Wood's St Mark Passion, Pärt's St John Passion and Haydn's "Seven Last Words"). The formation of this Diocesan choir received coverage in The Miami Herald (view article here). In 2013 members of the chorale toured the UK, singing the services at Bristol and St Albans Cathedrals. In 2016 the chorale recorded its first CD, "Holy, Blessed Trinity", available from here.
As part of its mission to nurture the heritage of the Anglican tradition throughout the Diocese, the Anglican Chorale is pleased to sing at other churches in the Diocese; in recent years the chorale has visited churches in Biscayne Park, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Homestead, Miami Beach, Miami Springs, Pompano Beach and Westchester. If you would like the chorale to sing Evensong at your church, please contact Matthew Steynor.
The Anglican Chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings and sings Evensong usually twice in a month. Prospective members are welcome to sing in a service and the prior rehearsals, before undertaking a short audition, which will consist of some vocal, intonation and sight-singing exercises, in addition to singing a short extract from the repertoire learnt for the service. Please contact Matthew Steynor at firstname.lastname@example.org.