Music plays a large part in the liturgical life of St. Luke’s. There are hymns and organ music at the weekly 8:00AM Rite I Eucharist; the Choir is present for the 11:00AM Sung Eucharist Rite II; and on the Third Sunday of the month at 4:30PM we sing Choral Evensong. In addition to the regular services the Choir sings for feast days including Advent Lessons & Carols, and is joined by Strings or Brass for Christmas and Easter.
In Concert at St. Luke's
Our Concert series begins in October. This series is a gift to the People of St. Luke’s, and the Arts Community of San Antonio. Please join us for these concerts, and invite friends to celebrate with us!
Good Friday, March 29, 7:00PM
FAURÉ REQUIEM Saint Luke’s Choir sings the Fauré Requiem, one of the most powerful expressions of beauty and reflection. Fauré had no intention of dwelling on grief and darkness; he wanted to express peace and solace in his requiem, and he does so with some of the most beautiful and memorable tunes. After the struggle of Good Friday we have a moment of calm to reflect on our journey through Passiontide.
Sunday, May 5, 3:00PM
CELEBRITY ORGAN CONCERT
We are privileged to have one of the most amazing young artists in England give today’s Celebrity Concert. Jeremiah Stephenson is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, a graduate of Queen’s College Cambridge, and Associate Director of Music at All Saints’ Church, Margaret Street, London. He has played throughout England, Europe and the US, and is also in tremendous demand as a collaborative musician. This will be a festive, uplifting occasion and we warmly invite you to be part of this wonderful opportunity to hear him.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 2023
Our Latest CD, Sing My Soul
Copies of our previous CD are also available.
St. Luke's Choir
This is an adult ensemble made up of four section leaders and five choral scholars. We are joined by a complement of volunteers. Rehearsals are at 7 PM on Wednesday evenings, if you are interested in joining us, please contact Russell Jackson – firstname.lastname@example.org, 210-828-6425.
The Office of Evensong has its roots in the monastic tradition when monks would sing the liturgical hours throughout the night and day. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer combined the Magnificat from Vespers with the Nunc dimittis from Compline, and this was a foundation stone of the Anglican Choral Tradition. Over the centuries many composers have written specific pieces for these texts along with Choral Responses and the Psalms for the Day. There is a line in the Book of Common Prayer (1662) that reads: In quires and places where they sing, here followeth the anthem. The anthem would be something appropriate to the season and would act as a meditation or inspiration to the listener.
Third Sunday of each Month at 4:30PM, October through May.
Meet our new Pipe Organ
Our new organ, created by Reuter Org, is designed to perform the French Romantic repertoire as embodied in the works of Franck, Widor, Vierne, through to Dupré and Messiaen. French Romantic symphonic organs are designed to be warm and colorful which make good instruments for church accompaniment as well as representing the most exciting school or organ music.
There are more than 50 ranks and 3,000 plus pipes, the smallest being about 1/4 inch in length and the largest being 16 feet long.