Music is an integral part of the worship and fellowship life of St. Margaret’s, and a cultural asset to the Coachella Valley. Detailed information about St. Margaret’s music programs can be found here.
For the 10 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist and selected special events, one or more adult choirs provides musical leadership for worship from the Sunday after Labor Day through the end of June. The parish’s Quimby organ is the primary instrument, and other instruments are added for special events. Musicians normally offer an instrumental prelude and postlude. An opening hymn, sequence hymn, one or more communion hymns or anthems, and closing hymn are sung. The choir offers an offertory anthem, and an offertory hymn or instrumental music replaces the offertory anthem when the choir is on hiatus. The Gloria (or Kyrie, Trisagion, or hymn of praise) is sung, as is the Sanctus. When the choir is present, the Eucharistic Prayer normally is sung, as is the Lord’s Prayer and Fraction. On occasion, the Memorial Acclamation is sung. When present, the choir processes from the narthex to the choir pews during the opening procession, and exit in procession during the closing hymn.
Sung Settings of the Eucharistic Prayer are listed below for review as needed by Celebrants. Actual service music (i.e., the Sanctus setting) may differ from what’s shown here. Not all sung settings in use at St. Margaret’s are listed here. If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact the Rector.
- Early Fall Eucharistic Prayer (after Labor Day and before All Saints’ Sunday)
- Wednesday Chapel Bulletin (Revised October 15, 2014)
- Wednesday Presider Book (Revised October 15, 2014)