Music is one of God’s greatest gifts to humankind and at All Saints we offer that music back to God, by glorifying him in our worship with voices of all ages, with organ, and with other instruments. Music has the power to inspire, to console, to comfort and to heal.
Choirmaster, Raymond Chenault, conducting The All Saints Choir with Orchestra in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” at Carnegie Hall on November 22, 1998. The Choir also performed at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York earlier that day.
All Saints’ is known for its tradition of great music, which has been enriched by the gift of the James G. Kenan Memorial Organ in 2003. The congregation has ample opportunity to add their voices to the singing of hymns, psalms, and other responses. You are invited to join in obeying the exultation of Psalm 95:
"O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
All Saints’ Celebrates 40 Years of Music Ministry
of Ray and Beth Chenault
On December 6, 2015, All Saints’ Church celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Ray and Beth Chenault’s music ministry as Organists & Choirmasters. The All Saints’ Choir sang “Cantata 61” by J. S. Bach and a new hymn tune named “Chenault” written by Dr. Michael Crowe, for the morning services. Following the 11:15 a.m. service a champagne toast to Ray and Beth was made in the new Kennedy Courtyard by All Saints’ Rector, Geoffrey Hoare, followed by a well attended luncheon in the newly renovated Ellis Hall which included tributes by The Very Rev. Harry H. Pritchett (Rector Emeritus), The Rev. Martha Sterne (former Associate Rector), Dr. Michael Crowe (Assistant Organist & Choirmaster), and The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare. Ray and Beth shared stories of how they came to All Saints’ and the fun of working with the three rectors whom they have served. A gift from the vestry was presented to them by current rector The Rev’d Geoffrey Hoare. It was a very special occasion for all who attended.
Click here to see photos from the morning’s event.