Music is an integral part of worship at St. Philip’s and is one of the means by which we enter into the beauty of Holiness, where we listen to the Holy Spirit and experience the grandeur of God. The Anglican Church has a rich musical tradition. We honor this musical tradition, and we also explore music from other idioms, such as music from Taizé, Iona, and Contemporary music in Spanish and English. Our music reflects the many voices in our community—we are of many different ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with a common mission to bring glory to God through our music.
Our Director of Music and Liturgy, Christopher Harrell, oversees the various choirs and instrumentalists who provide music for our services. Our parish is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music, and we incorporate the Voice for Life curriculum in our rehearsals, which is an excellent introduction to singing and reading music, both in the adult and children’s choirs.
St. Philip’s host’s many concerts throughout the year as an outreach ministry to the community. The reverberant nave of St. Philip’s has excellent acoustics for music.
Each year, St. Philip’s host’s several concerts by the GRAMMY-nominated professional choral-orchestral chamber ensemble Seraphic Fire. For ticket information for this season of Seraphic Fire concerts visit http://www.seraphicfire.org/about/
St. Philip’s also hosts concerts as part of the Tropical Baroque Festival presented by the Miami Bach Society each spring. For information on these concerts visit http://www.miamibachsociety.org