The Anglican heritage of worship and music, centuries old yet enriched by modern influences, is a rich and vital part of congregational life at Holy Comforter. In his letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul encourages readers to “sing with the spirit, and with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15). This spiritual principle guides the music program at Holy Comforter, which is committed to offering music of beauty and high quality in weekly worship. The 8:00 a.m. Eucharist is a spoken liturgy with organ voluntaries and congregational hymns. During the program year (September through Trinity Sunday) the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist includes the Holy Comforter Choir. At the 12:30 p.m. Spanish service, music for guitar is featured.
Newcomers and members with musical interests and abilities are invited to contact Patrick Pope, organist and director of music, at (704) 332-4171, ext. 2212.
The cornerstone of the parish’s music program is the Holy Comforter Choir, an adult ensemble of approximately 30 voices. While no previous musical experience is required to participate (although it is helpful!), an ability to match pitch is necessary. Additionally, a commitment to a weekly rehearsal and worship schedule (during the program year, September-Trinity Sunday) is expected.
For singers, the Fall 2022 schedule of anthems is available by clicking here: Fall 2022 Holy Comforter Choir Schedule.
A YouTube playlist of anthems for the fall is available by clicking the …
The Holy Comforter Handbell Choir is a group of individuals who are committed to the art of ensemble ringing. Through rehearsals during the program year, the group prepares music to enrich the…
The earliest known organ at Holy Comforter was built by the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont, and installed in 1912 before moving to our new church home and being refurbished.
The Alden Music Fund enables special musical programming throughout the year outside the purview of the annual operating budget.
The Alden Fund includes compensation for our Choral Scholars a…