Music has become one of the most important components of worship at St. Bart's. With the support of our wonderful mechanical-action pipe organ a dedicated group of about 20 singers in 4-part harmony forms the choral backbone of all our music making here at St. Bart's. We sing music from a wide range of periods and styles, but always to the best of our ability and with a deep sense of commitment to quality in worship. We hope that our endeavors aid and add to the meaning of each listener’s faith journey. It is not necessary to be a member of St. Bart's, or even an Episcopalian to join us in this work.
In addition to Sundays, we schedule small concerts, evensongs and other fun, musically-based events.
Welcome to our Organist and Choir Director--Dr. Christina Scott Edelen The Music Director Search Committee was delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Christina Scott Edelen to serve as our Organist and Choir Director starting in the Fall of 2022. Christina has been a church musician and choir director for the last 33 years. Most recently Christina served the Anglican Church of St. John’s and St. Philip’s in The Hague, Netherlands. Christina and her husband have now relocated back to Maine. She is excited to have joined us and has introduced us to so much beautiful, new music.
About the Andover Organ Opus 11
We are very fortunate to have a fine 19-rank, all mechanical pipe organ which supports both congregational and choral singing and inspires through concerts and solo work in the festivals and services of the Episcopal liturgy. Our organ was built and installed by the Andover Organ Co. in 2001. It is hand-crafted of fumed red oak and walnut and contains nearly one thousand speaking pipes on two manual and one pedal divisions. The console is detached from the organ to accommodate direction from the keyboard, but all action is controlled manually without the assistance or interference of electricity. The fan blower is the only electrically operated part.