Music Commission

Music Commission

Music Commission

Music Commission

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Music Commission

Mission Statement of Music Commission

By appointment of the Bishop, the Church Music Commission serves the laity and clergy of the Diocese of Texas by providing support services regarding the conduct and performance of worship music at both the parish and Diocesan levels. The Commission aids local parish musicians in their continuing education of church members.

The Commission also acts as liaison between the Standing Committee on Church Music for The Episcopal Church and the local parish musician. The Commission, representing all quarters of the Diocese, consists of musicians appointed by the Bishop who meet on a regular basis and manage an active roster of activities. The Commission also consults with individual parishes as needed.

For information or questions, please contact the chair of the Music Commission, Dr. Linda Patterson.

Events: The 62nd Annual Episcopal Diocese of Texas Diocesan Choral Festival

The 62nd Annual Episcopal Diocese of Texas Diocesan Choral Festival will take place at St. James' Church, Houston on Sunday, November 20, 2022.  This year's Festival will be conducted by Julia Hall, a local Episcopalian who is  the chair of the Vocal Music Department at Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Our Choral Evensong will feature service music by Thomas Tallis, as well as the Anthem, "The Lord is King" by St. James' Organist/Choirmaster Calvin Fuller. Both Ms. Hall and Mr. Fuller served for many years on the Diocesan Music Commission, working on projects such as our Music Camp and the yearly Choral Festival.

All singers are welcome to participate in the Festival rehearsal, which will begin at 3 PM. The Evensong Service is open to the public and will take place at 5 PM, with a Reception following. For more information, contact Linda Patterson at 979-822-5176 or . Registration is free this year through November 10, with a link available at epicenter.org/musiccommission. Upon registration, music will be emailed to participants.

Register for THE Diocesan Choral Festival 2022

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