Music is integral to our spiritual lives and plays a vital role in the liturgy at St. Luke’s. We have a diverse program rich in talent and tradition, with opportunities for participation by all ages. Our music ministry includes children’s choirs, a traditional Chancel Choir and our contemporary praise band, Reflections.
High School - Adult
The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:00am Eucharist each Sunday and for other services and special programs throughout the year. The choir is especially appreciated for their annual prelude to the Christmas Eve service at 10:30pm. The choir’s dedication of time and talent leads and enhances the worship with its traditional Anglican repertoire.
MINISTER OF MUSIC
Lisa Lewis has served as organist and choirmaster at St. Luke’s since 1984. Throughout her tenure, she has led the music ministry to new heights, including choir performances at the National Cathedral and All Saints Camp, where they sang for the presiding bishop.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Music where she studied organ with renowned conductor and organist, Melvin Dickinson.
Among her many accomplishments as minister of music, Lisa started the St. Luke’s Music Series in June 2013, coinciding with the dedication recital of the newly installed Pasi organ. She also serves as artistic director for the series, which hosts about five recitals each year.
The contemporary service on Saturday at 5:30pm offers an attractive alternative to traditional music and worship. “Reflections,” under the direction of Jon Jacoby, plays a variety of Christian contemporary music, showcasing the talents of our volunteer musicians and singers. Reflections is also featured at Mass in the Grass and Christmas Lessons and Carols.
The Pasi Organ at St. Luke’s Sanctuary
Constructed onsite over one-year period and dedicated in 2013, the organ at St. Luke’s was designed and built by renowned organbuiler Martin Pasi.
The organ’s tonal scheme draws most of its inspiration from the great North German and Dutch organs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its resources are further leavened with some stops inspired by 19th and 20th century models. This enhances its flexibility in playing choral accompaniments and interpreting much of the solo organ literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The instrument is placed in the front on the central axis of the room. During the organ’s design, construction and voicing, it developed a unique character that reflects the interior space and materials that compose the sanctuary.
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