"Whoever sings, prays twice." — St. Augustine
At Incarnation, we consider beauty to be proof for the existence of God. The indescribable beauty of music bears God into our very hearts and souls. The sound of our organ, the leadership of our choirs, the concerts that take place in our space, and our own voices lifted up in song glorify God and elevate our spirits in praise.
The Alleluia Choir, directed by Mary Kennaugh, leads our music at the 9:00 Eucharist and other special liturgies. This choir welcomes beginners and experienced singers alike—all that's needed is a willingness to commit to rehearsals and services, and a desire to worship through song. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.
St. Cecilia Choir
The St. Cecilia Choir, directed by Carol Menke, supports our worship at the 11:15 Eucharist and at other special liturgies throughout the year. This choir welcomes singers with some choral experience who are dedicated to making beautiful music to the glory of God. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings.
The St. Cecilia Choir has frequently offered one or two concerts each year with orchestra and soloists, joining with the choral ensemble Cantiamo Sonoma. For over two decades they have offered a Good Friday concert at which major choral works have been performed, including Haydn masses, Bach cantatas, and works by Mozart, Cherubini, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, and more.
Built by Casavant of Montreal, our organ has thirty-two ranks composed of three manual divisions, playable from two keyboards, with two stops for the pedal division. 1,886 pipes of metal and wood give the instrument a wide range of color and volume.
Casavant, Opus 3759, 1997
Two manuals and pedals, 25 stops, 32 ranks
Movable tablet console, compass 61/32