Music at the 10:00 service reflects the season and lessons of the day. In addition to hymns and service music, the transition from the world to worship and back to the world is bridged by a prelude and postlude.
Our choir sings (and rehearses) from September through May, led by Director Richard Fields and accompanied by Organist Nicholas Abelgore, who plays throughout the year. Saint David’s choir is small, but mighty. Years of embracing musical challenges provides us with a wide selection of music, from plainsong to Gospel.
Do you miss group singing? Join us this Fall and experience the joy!
Soprano Anne Shelly’s study of voice with Maureen Koepke and Carl Trump formulated a life-long appreciation for the belle canto style. Anne has performed with local music colleagues at Civic Morning Musicals, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, Plymouth Congregational Church, and St. David’s Episcopal Church where she serves as soprano section leader. She enjoys organizing small ensemble performances for church services and arranging and singing popular music from the 1930’s – 1960’s for a local women’s ensemble.
Tenor Nicholas Fields has been an active performer in the Syracuse, NY area for almost a decade. He has a host of musical theatre credits, including the role of Tateh in Ragtime and Toad in The Wind in the Willows. In years past, he was an active recitalist with the Society for New Music, premiering many works by up-and-coming composers. Most recently, he can be heard singing jazz/rock/pop with a variety of ensembles and as a professional chorister.
Nicholas Abelgore studied music performance and music education at Syracuse University. His primary focus was as a trombonist and pianist, but has since picked up organ, guitar, and singing along the way. Nick enjoys a wide palette of musical projects and has experience in classical, jazz, wedding bands, acoustic rock trios, musical theatre pits, improvisational drum circles, and various denominations of churches.
Outside of music, Nick teaches restorative-based yoga at several local studios, as well as yoga for kids. He currently works at the Montessori School of Syracuse in the After-Hours program and as a substitute teacher.