St. Columba’s is a warm, welcoming place where music is an integral part of both worship and community life. The church’s long tradition of musical excellence is continued in our four singing choirs, handbell ensembles for youth and adults, and chamber orchestra. In addition, concerts offering a variety of organ, choral and instrumental programs are offered throughout the year. We encourage each of you to engage with us in our community of music makers by singing or ringing with one of our choirs, or attending a concert in our worship space. All are welcome!
New Year's Eve Concert
December 31st at 6pm
Baroque to Modern, 6:00 pm featuring Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Grace McFarlane, piano; Carolyn Hoff, organ; Michael Bard, guitar; Jonathan Nazdin, bass; and Ann Colgrove, harpsichord. Concert is approximately one hour long. Reception to follow. Program includes works for voice, keyboard and guitar by Bach, Handel, Granados, Parrotta, Krash, as well as standards from The American Songbook. $20 suggested donation benefits the music program at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street, NW, DC. Students Free. No Advance Tickets. www.columba.org/music
Singing together lessens anxiety, stimulates memory, increases lung capacity, promotes social bonding, and builds a sense of belonging and joy. It "fosters trust, cooperation, and social cohesion" while supporting "total growth of the human being." Beginning in September, St. Columba's will offer Daytime Singers on Thursdays from 11 - noon.
The group will focus on the benef…Read More »
St. Columba’s is a warm, welcoming place where music is an integral part of both worship and community life. To listen to selections of our past musical events, including selections from our choirs, concerts, music rehearsals and more, view our music playlist.Read More »
St. Columba's is a warm, welcoming place where music is an integral part of both worship and community life. The church's long tradition of musical excellence is continued in our four singing choirs, handbell ensembles for youth and adults, and chamber orchestra. In addition, concerts offering a variety of organ, choral, and instrumental programs are offered throughout the year. …Read More »
For adults and experienced young instrumentalists, the St. Columba's Chamber Orchestra is on hiatus until they can safely gather for rehearsals. For more information, contact Peter Clamp.
Primary Choir, our choir for children in Kindergarten through second grade, works on songs and anthems to share in church, but their main focus is on learning and enjoying music together. The group rehearses in person or on Zoom Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 pm.
Children's Choir, for those in grades three through six, is a wonderfu…Read More »
Flentrop Orgelbouw, Zaandam, The Netherlands
St. Columba’s Flentrop organ has mechanical tracker action, two manuals and a pedal board. It was built in 1981 and expanded and revoiced in 2003.
Our Flentrop Pipe Organ's Story
Written by Carl Schwartz
The present stone church that is St. Columba's was dedicated in 1927 replacing a wooden frame church on the corner of Albemarle and…Read More »