Music at Grace

The mission of the music program at Grace Church is to foster congregational song by inspiring, teaching, and leading the singing of the entire people gathered to worship. In addition to congregational singing, the people’s worship is elevated by organ and choral music, instrumental solos, and vocal solos. Our music draws primarily on the traditional hymns of the Episcopal Church, as found in the Hymnal 1982 and Lift Every Voice and Sing (LEVAS II). These resources are further enriched by the inclusion of a wide variety of styles, from contemporary to jazz, old spirituals to modern gospel, ancient plainchant to classical choral music.

We strive for the utmost artistry in every aspect of our diverse music-making, fostering beauty and dignity that reflects the infinite beauty of God our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.

Choirs

Grace Church boasts three choirs, encompassing singers of all ages and skill levels. Worship is led by a choir at the 9:30am Holy Communion Service every Sunday.

Assistant Organist Program

Have you ever wondered how the pipe organ works? What exactly does one do with all those buttons and switches, anyway? Ever wanted a closer look at the organist’s fancy footwork? Sign up to be an “Assistant Organist of the Day!” No experience required; click below for more information

Concerts

The Haddonfield Center and School for the Performing Arts (HCSPA), presents an eclectic series of concerts (including our popular annual Valentine’s Dinner-Dance) at Grace Church and in the Grace Performance Hall, our 300-seat auditorium. HCSPA a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in residence at Grace Church.

Choir Camp

Haddonfield Choir Camp is a week-long summer day program for young singers aged 6-18, sponsored by the Haddonfield Center and School for the Performing Arts (HCSPA) at Grace Church. This year, choir camp is August 8-12, 2016. Click below to visit the HCSPA web page and get more information.

Music Lessons

Lessons in guitar, voice, violin, and piano take place at Grace Church under the auspices of the Haddonfield Center and School for the Performing Arts. Click below to visit the HCSPA web page and get more information.

The Austin/Walker Organ

Worship is led weekly by the church organ, installed in 1977 by Austin Organs, Inc. and expanded with digital ranks by Walker Technical Company in the year 2000.

Music Director

Maximillian Esmus is the Director of Music and Organist at Grace Church. He can be reached at musicdept@gracehaddon.org or 856-429-0007, ext. 1.