Music is central to worship at the Church of the Epiphany. The beautiful Norman architecture of the nave  provides excellent acoustics for all voices – both the volunteer and professional singers who are members of our Epiphany Choir, and the young singers in our Children’s Choir and Cherub Choir.

If you or your child would like to be a part of a choir, or for more information, please contact Larry J. Long, Organist & Choirmaster.

Click here to view the 2014-15 schedule of Choral Music in the Liturgy.

Thursday Rehearsals

4:00-4:30pm  Cherub Choir • Kindergarten through Second Grade
4:45-5:30pm  Children’s Choir  Third Grade and higher
6:45-8:15pm  Epiphany Choir • High school age and adults

Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 11, 2014 for the 2014-15 season.

Lessons and Carols 2014Listen

Cherub Choir
We Three Kings • The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2013
O-so-so / Come Now, O Prince of Peace • Geonyong Lee (b. 1947) • Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols, December 15, 2013

Children’s Choir
Ave verum corpus • Michael Sitton (b. 1958) • Lent 2, March 16, 2014
I am the Resurrection • Larry J. Long (b. 1954) • first performance • Lent 5, April 6, 2014
Prepare ye the way of the Lord • Kenneth Louis (b. 1956) • Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols, December 15, 2013

Epiphany Choir
Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) • Lent 2, March 16, 2014
Feed your children / Speis uns, o Gott • Larry J. Long (b. 1954) • first performanceEaster 5, May 18, 2014
I am the Resurrection • Thomas Morley (1557-1602) • Easter 4, April 21, 2013
Magnificat • Cesare de Zacharia (16th c.), arr. Larry J. Long • Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols, December 15, 2013
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 (first movement) • J. S. Bach (1685-1750) • Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, December 14, 2014, with Dorian Baroque orchestra
O radix Jesse / O root of Jesse • Plainsong / Healey Willan (1880-1968) • Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, December 15, 2013
O sacrum convivium • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) • Pentecost 18, October 12, 2014
Sing a new song to the Lord • Larry J. Long (b. 1954) • first performance • Easter 7, May 12, 2013
The Beatitudes • Philip Stopford (b. 1978) • Epiphany 7, February 23, 2014
The King shall come • Larry J. Long (b. 1954) • first performance • Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, December 14, 2014
The Lord is my Shepherd • Herbert Howells (1892-1983) • Easter 4, April 21, 2013

Hora Decima Brass, Timpani, and Organ
Fanfare in E-flat • John Folkening (1947-2009)

Variations on “A mighty fortress” (2012) • Larry J. Long (b. 1954)
Prelude in E-flat minor (Suite, opus 5) • Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) • prelude February 22, 2015

Lessons and Carols 2012 CHERUB 4Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. They learn to sing music together as well as play musical games and rhythm instruments.

The choir meets 4:00-4:30pm on Thursdays from mid-September into May, and sings as scheduled at the 11:00am Eucharist.


Children’s Choir

Boys and girls in grade 3 and older are invited to join the Epiphany Children’s Choir. Rehearsals are Thursday afternoons, 4:45-5:30pm.

The Children’s Choir sings as scheduled at the Sunday 11:00am Eucharist, as well as at the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, and Easter Day. The season begins in mid-September and concludes in May.

Epiphany Choir

Do you enjoy singing? Volunteer singers are welcome in the Epiphany Choir. This adult choir is a very dedicated and loyal group, in part because rehearsal is grounded not only in solid musical practice, but also in historical, spiritual and liturgical awareness. Led by a director with a broad background that includes seminary study and advanced degrees in performance and literature, the Epiphany Choir is a great place for you to expand your music skills and increase your understanding of the role of music in the liturgy.

Weekly rehearsals are held Thursdays at 6:45-8:15pm from mid-September through mid-June. Sunday warm-up rehearsal is at 10:00am before the 11:00am service.

The repertoire is diverse in style and level of difficulty, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, J. S. Bach, Gospel music and spirituals, and music by living composers.

The 2014-15 section leaders are Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Kirsten Ott, alto; Mark Sanderlin, tenor; and Alex Bonnin, bass.


EpiphanyEpisInt3 ORGAN Steve LawsonInstruments

Epiphany’s 50-rank, 3-manual Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, opus 1412, dates from 1963 and is housed in the chancel tower. It retains the Pedal Bourdon and Positiv Dulciana and Unda Maris stops from the 3-manual 1916 Steere organ that preceded it. Built under the tonal supervision of Joseph Whiteford in dialogue with John Cartwright (Organist and Choirmaster from 1958 to 1987), the Epiphany organ is a masterpiece of historic significance. Elegantly and clearly voiced, it works very well for music of widely different styles. For photos, stoplist, and other details about the instrument, go to the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists website by clicking here.

In the sanctuary, we have a Mason & Hamlin model AA grand piano, which was restored under the supervision of Tali Mahanoor. It is a beautiful instrument, particularly for interpretation of Romantic repertoire.