St. Philip's Episcopal Church boasts a long legacy of great musical arts within worship, praising God and uplifting the hearts and souls of the congregation through a wide variety of sacred music. The music program at St. Philip's seeks to find contemporary relevance within tradition, and to involve all members of the congregation in music making.
THE CHOIR AT ST. PHILIP's
St. Philip's is home to an adult choir that combines professional and volunteer singers. All are welcome to participate--no audition is necessary and no prior musical training is required. The choir sings a varied repertoire including classical music, folk, gospel and jazz. The choir rehearses on Sundays from 12:00PM to 1:30PM, with a warm-up before Sunday morning worship at 8:30AM. If you'd like to learn more about the choir or if you're interested in joining, please speak to Music Director John A. Wolfe.
THE ORGAN AT ST. PHILIP's
The Rev. Dr. John Milton Coleman Memorial Organ, dedicated in 1999, is one of Brooklyn's landmark pipe organs. It was built by the French Canadian organ firm Guilbault-Thérien, Inc. and houses 2,372 pipes, spread across 44 ranks. The organ's great versatility makes it capable of performing music all the way from the Medieval era to the present day. A full specification of the organ is available at the American Guild of Organist's "Organs of New York City" project at http://www.nycago.org/Organs/Bkln/html/StPhilipEpis.html