Chancel Choir: The Chancel Choir rehearses on most Wednesday nights at 7:00pm under the direction of Tim Reynolds. The Chancel Choir sings some Sundays at 9:00 and other Sundays at 11:15, and when providing special seasonal music with orchestra or other instrumentalists, the choir sometimes sings at both services. The choir members provide outstanding music in helping the church to have a passionate worship experience, and the choir functions as a small group as they care for each other.
Above, the Chancel Choir rehearses for a special Sunday.
Click this link for a selection from the April 11, 2010 choir & orchestra.
Summer Choir: While the Chancel Choir does not rehearse through the summer months, we do have a Summer Drop-in Choir providing music for our worship services. Anyone is welcome to come and sing. We practice in the Music Room in the Admin/Ed. building for 30 minutes prior to each service and learn a simple anthem for the day. The summer choir does not wear robes and members are encouraged to sit with their families following the anthem each week. This is a great way for you to participate in our ministry through music. Come along and bring your visiting family and friends who love to sing as well, and we’ll all work together to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Men's Ensemble: The Men's Ensemble is under the direction of Debby Graves and rehearses Sunday mornings at 10:05 in the Sanctuary. (The ensemble does not meet in the summer.)
Women's Ensemble: The Women's Ensemble is under the direction of Tim Reynolds and rehearses in the Music Room on Sunday mornings at 10:05. (The women's ensemble does not meet in the summer.)
Handbell Choir: St. Andrew's handbell choir normally practices on Wednesdays at 2:30pm.
(The handbell choir goes on vacation for the summer months.)
Handbell Duet - 11-21-2010 - 11 15 Service - STABS
Recorded on November 21, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder. YouTube link above.
St. Andrew By-The-Sea is proud of its music ministry. Timothy R. Reynolds is the Director of Music, Beth Green is Director of Children's Music, and the organist is Debby Graves.
Tim Reynolds, who directs the St. Andrew Chancel Choir, is also artistic director of the Hilton Head Choral Society. Under his direction, the society has grown to 140 members and expanded its programming to include the HHCS Chamber Singers and the HHCS Youth Choir.
He has been a choirmaster at other churches in Illinois and Oklahoma, and has served on the music faculty at Knox College (IL), The UniversityofOklahoma and SouthwesternMissouri State University.
His formal training includes a Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Sacred Music from Wittenberg University, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Oklahoma. He has studied at Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, Aldeburgh, England; Clare College, Cambridge University, England; and Hochschule fur Musik, Vienna, Austria.
Debby Graves is an accomplished organist, music and drama instructor, as well as a math and history teacher. She relocated to Hilton Head from Burbank, California. Her busy scheduled has included many hours volunteering to do mission work. She is also a local tour guide.