music at st. george's

Music for the services at St. George's, both the regular Sunday 10:30 am service and other special services throughout the church year, is selected to reflect the day's scripture readings and the season of the Church Year.

 

Other hymnals used include:

  • Wonder, Love & Praise

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • Voices Found

  • My Heart Sings Out

hymnals

The primary hymnals used at St. George's are:

  • Hymnal 1982

  • Gather, 2nd edition

 

 

choir

The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the church. All are welcome to come and sing! Contact Nikki Birdsong, Interim Music Minister, or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523), if you have questions about the choir or are interested in joining.


instrumental music

Piano and organ are currently the principal instruments used to accompany congregational singing. Contact Nikki Birdsong, Interim Music Minister, or the church office (stgeorgeaustin@gmail.com or 512-454-2523), if you play an instrument and would like to use your talent at St. George's.


farewell from anne weaver

Dear St. George’s Family,

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Five and a half years ago, we took a chance on each other. St. George’s wasn’t entirely sure about hiring someone who said they’d be able to play the organ “eventually” and wasn’t familiar with Episcopal hymnody. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to work for an Episcopal church. But we took that chance together. I can’t speak for you, but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I can’t possibly begin to thank you all for everything or express my deep gratitude to you. I became an Episcopalian here. I became a better musician here. I honestly believe I became a better person here.

Because of you, I learned how to be a confident organist. Because of you, I started writing service music and found my true calling. Because of you, I know I can go on and do great things. God gave me my wings but you taught me how to fly.

I could go on and wax poetic about what you’ve meant to me over the past five and a half years and what you’ll continue to mean to me in perpetuity, but sometimes it’s best to acknowledge that the perfect words already exist. So I’ll leave you with the immortal sentiments of ABBA:

Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing.
Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing.
Who could live without it?
I ask in all honesty, what would life be?
Without a song or a dance, what are we?
So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me.

Musically yours, always,
Anne C. Weaver