Our Music Program

Grace Episcopal Church welcomes Martha Jones Burford as our new Minister of Music. Martha comes to us most recently from Canterbury Episcopal School in Greensboro where she has served as a teacher and Chapel Organist. Among a number of other parishes served, Martha served at St. John's Historic Parish and the Church of the Holy Comforter in Richmond.

Martha is a graduate of Duke University and post graduate studies at Duke Divinity School, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She is a published composer, co-founder and editor of the publication Church Music Forward and a member of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Church Music for the Episcopal Church. She makes her home in Lexington with her husband, David and a kennel of dachshunds.

Adult Choir
Adult Choir sings for Sunday 10:30am Eucharist & other liturgies:
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7-8:45pm, Sunday 9:30am

St. Francis Choir
St. Francis Choir (ages 2nd grade-up) sings for occasional Sunday 10:30 Liturgy
attendance at one of the two options required, attendance at both is welcome
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:10; Thursdays, 4-4:40
starts the week of Sept. 16

Cherub Choir
Cherub Choir (ages 3-1st grade)
Follows Godly Play on Tuesdays, 4-4:20-parents invited to join at 4:20
to learn songs of prayer and praise for daily, family life
starts the week of Sept. 16

Handbells
St. Dunstan's Handbell Guild (5th grade-Centenarians+)
Wednesdays 5-5:45
Starts the week of Sept. 30

Frettin' at Grace (intergenerational, beginners welcome)
We will rehearse on a "per hymn" basis likely to mean 2-3 rehearsals to put pieces together. Ukuleles, guitars, all fretted instruments welcome (and autoharp!)
Please contact Martha if you are interested in this--guitars and ukuleles can be supplied. Once I have a couple of folk interested, we'll set rehearsals.

Threshold Choir and Traveling Songsters: Singing to those who are not so mobile: More info coming soon

For more information about music at Grace Episcopal Church, please contact Martha Burford at martha@graceepiscopallexington.org