Lisa Lewis has served as Minister of Music at St. Luke's since May, 1985 and has developed an excellent choir made of talented members of the parish. The position of Music Minister became a full-time position in January 2008 and we are very excited about the growth in this program.
Music plays a vital role in the liturgy at St. Luke's and we are fortunate indeed to have such a diverse program.
We offer musical opportunities ranging from a traditional chancel choir to a contemporary praise band "Reflections". Several years ago we started a Celtic Band made up of talented high school string players, guitars and recorders. We currently have an Angel Choir for training children's voices for ages 5-8 and a Junior Choir for ages 9 - 18.
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir sings for the 10:00 a.m. throughout the year, featuring traditional Anglican repertoire. The Choir sang with great success at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for "Kentucky Day" in May, 2006.
The Choir, Celtic Band and Reflections were featured at the diocesan service of Baptism and Confirmation at All Saints Episcopal Conference Center for the visit of the Presiding Bishop.
The Summer Family Choir begins in June, 2010. We rehearse in the church at 9:00 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. service. This is a great time for people of all ages to join the choir in this casual and informal service and for children to learn the service music and the great hymns of our tradition.
The Choir rehearses in Board Hall on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. during the school year. Rehearsals will resume in August 2011.
This talented group of young musicians plays at special events throughout the year at St. Luke's and was featured at Ditto's Restaurant for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in 2008. The string players were also form the foundation of a chamber orchestra for performances of the Vivaldi "Gloria" and portions of The Messiah.
The Band plays traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, entertaining parishioners at picnics and receptions.
The Band was chosen to play at the Diocesan Service held at All Saints Camp at during the Presiding Bishop's visit, and was featured on the Louisville Pipe Band's spring concert at the Clifton Center.
Rehearsals are held as arranged by the director.