St. Luke’s has a rich history of musical excellence. For over a century the church supported a choir of men and boys. To this were added an adult choir and a choir of women and girls. The tradition continues today in the St. Luke’s Church (Chancel) Choir, St. Luke’s Festival Choir, and St. Luke’s Handbell Choir.
Led by Interim Choirmaster Jason Yannuzzi and Organist Terry Heisey, all of our choirs explore a wide range of church music literature, and our congregation is accustomed to a variety of languages and historical style periods.
The St. Luke’s Festival Choir is made up of singers from a variety of faith traditions who value traditional sacred music sung in the context for which it was written. The Festival Choir sings a monthly Evensong from September to June, occasionally with extended masterworks like Handel’s Messiah, Bach cantatas, and several Requiems. Most Evensong celebrations conclude with a concert of organ, piano, instrumental, or choral music with guest artists from central Pennsylvania, major cities of the Northeast, and even England, followed by a meet the artist and fellowship reception. Other series like this exist in England and major United States cities, including New York, Washington, and Philadelphia, but this is one of the very few outside major metropolitan areas. We invite your participation in and support of this unique musical experience.
St. Luke’s is blessed with a wonderful collection of instruments that allows musicians to encourage congregational singing as well as to portray repertoire with historical accuracy. Please read more about the Austin Organ and the Moller Organ here.
St. Luke’s active recruits new members for all aspects of its music programs. Current budgets allow for limited paid section leadership opportunities (click here for more information).
Music Quick Links for more information:
- Meet our Musicians
- St. Luke’s Church Choir
- St. Luke’s Festival Choir
- St. Luke’s Handbell Choir
- Monthly Evensong and Concert Series
- The Austin Organ
- The Moller Organ
If you would like to contact someone on the music staff with a question about Evensongs, joining the choir, or any other topic related to music at St. Luke’s, please use the form below.