Music

St. Mark’s has a strong music program, blessed with gifted directors, instrumentalists, singers and a supportive congregation. There are a variety of ways that people of all ages can praise God and encourage others through music.

Bells of St. Mark’s is our adult hand bell choir directed by JoAnn Luther. The group plays easy to moderately difficult music. Rehearsals are usually at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the Sanctuary and usually play once a month in Sunday worship services.

Celebration Singers is an adult choir directed by Sondra Franks and is for anyone who loves to sing. Music is of a more gospel nature. The accompanist is Lira Makarova. The group rehearses at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room and usually sings three times a month in the traditional services.

Chancel Choir is an adult choir directed by Elizabeth Schauer, and the accompanist is Sondra Franks. This choir is open to all who love to sing. Music performed is moderate to difficult. Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Sanctuary. The group performs three times a month in the traditional services.

Children’s Music Time is open to participants from kindergarten through fifth grade who attend Sunday School. Led by “Papa Bruce,” children are exposed to Scripture-based songs and enjoy other biblical themed activities. On the first Sunday of each month, all children gather in the Fellowship Hall for Children’s worship and participate in the service through music, song, and other activities. (This is on hiatus.)

Praise Team is an ensemble of voices that lead the music in the modern service and is open to high -school-age youth and adults. Cathy Harris-Herchenroeder is the Praise Team’s leader, and Todd Martin is the accompanist. Rehearsals are at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays.

Musical Musings is the St. Mark’s annual concert series sponsored by our Music Ministries Committee. Each fall, we kick off a series of performances. Generally, more than a dozen concerts are scheduled throughout the year that include a variety of artists, each offering a particular, unique style. Artists include some of St. Mark’s finest talent, as well as various artists from the Tucson community and beyond. All the concerts are free and open to the entire community. Most are scheduled at 3 p.m. Sundays in our Sanctuary. THIS SERIES IS ON HIATUS.