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Music at Saint Ann’s is concerned with one thing: the glorification of God. Drawing on centuries’ of Anglican and Episcopal musical traditions, along with over a thousand years of sacred music from around the globe, we have programs that enable singers and instrumentalists of all abilities to contribute to the worship and liturgy of the Episcopal Church in Lyme-Old Lyme. There are many ways to participate in the musical life of the Parish.


Parish Choir:

This is the most visible and regular way to participate. Membership is open to anyone and consists of volunteers, parish membership is not a requirement, and section leaders are drawn from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, as well from our local region. The choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 am service, which may be a service of Choral Matins or Holy Eucharist, and rehearses on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:15 am. The Choir also offers Choral Evensong four times a year, and begins our liturgical year with Advent Lessons and Carols Service on the first or second Sunday in Advent. Potential members should have some prior singing experience, and the ability to read music is always helpful. Contact the Director of Music for more information.


Summer Musicians:

During the summer, our parish choir is on holiday. We enlist the aid of soloists to enhance our worship from June through August. Please contact the Director of Music if you are interested in supporting this ministry.


Organist/Choir Director  (OPEN: June 1, 2016)

Organist/Choir Director Job Description
Saint Ann’s, the Episcopal congregation in Old Lyme, CT, seeks a half-time Organist/Choir Director to further enhance and develop our strong music ministry. The Organist/Choir Director works with the Rector to ensure that the quality, substance and appropriateness of the music maintains our strong Anglican and classical musical tradition, while recognizing the opportunity to introduce less traditional musical offerings in certain services or settings.
The candidate for this position should have proven experience in choral directing and organ performance, preferably in the Anglican tradition.
Saint Ann’s organ was built and installed in 1973 by the Gress-Miles Organ Company and completely renovated in 1993 by Foley-Baker, Inc. We use the 1982 Episcopal Hymnal and Sing of the World Made New (The Rt Rev Jeffery Rowthorn is a member of the parish).
Compensation: AGO and AAM standards will be honored; some professional development funds will be provided, as well.
For more information please contact:  Alden Rockwell Murphy, Sr. Warden, aldierock@yahoo.com


Director of Music
Saint Ann’s Parish
82 Shore Road
Old Lyme
CT 06371