Music

Choir during The Annunciation Mass

St. Joseph’s Music Ministry is directed by Nelda Chapman. The Music Ministry hosts two choirs at St. Joseph’s, numerous musical events throughout the year including Third Thursday Organ Interludes (organ recitals performed by various organists from the local area October through May on third Thursdays of the month), and the annual performances of Handel’s Messiah by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia during the days leading up to Christmas. St. Joseph’s Church pipe organ uses over 3,000 pipes to make some of the most beautiful music in middle Georgia. Described as a building with the best acoustics in the area, St. Joseph’s Church produces majestic and  heavenly sounds,  lending itself to the worship and adoration of God.      

The St. Joseph Choir sings regularly during the 11:00 am Sunday Mass, with rehearsals normally on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm in the Choir Loft of the Church.

The Canticum Novum and Schola regularly sing at the 2:00 pm Latin Mass on the last Sunday of each month with rehearsals normally at 1:30 pm (preceding the Latin Mass) in the Choir Loft of the Church.

If you would like to join the Music Ministry, please contact Nelda Chapman at: 478-394-4720 or Nelda@st-joseph.cc

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  Third Thursday Organ Interludes

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 Thursday, November 21, 2019

Charles Higgs, Organist

                          A Festive Trumpet Tune                                                      Douglas E. Wagner
                         Praeambulum in G Major, LübWV 9                                     Vincent Lübeck
                         O Divine Redeemer                                                                     Charles Gounod                            
                         Fountain Reverie                                                                            Percy Fletcher
                        Toccata (from Suite Gothique)                                                  Léon Boëllmann

Guest organist Charles Higgs is Director of Music and Organist at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Alpharetta, GA  A native of Clarksville, Maryland, he holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton and  a Master of Sacred Music degree from Mercer University.

The 30-minute concert begins at 12:00 Noon and is FREE. Please come and join us for a delightful midday break!

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   To download the complete 2019-2020 Third Thursday Organ Interlude schedule, click on link below:

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