The Music Ministry at St. Matthew’s is built on a long standing tradition of blended musical styles. We believe in presenting the very best possible representations of various musical genres as an offering to God. We place great value on our Anglican musical heritage and also draw from other sources, including the traditional hymnody of many Christian denominations, sacred choral music from both current and historical sources, contemporary worship songs and anthems and service music from many different Christian Eucharistic traditions. The Music Department yearly presents The Choir and Orchestra of St. Matthew's in concert of sacred masterworks as a gift the community. The concerts are recorded live and a CD of the concert is produced for donations. Please see the Music CD page.
The St. Matthew’s Parish Choir
Director of Music/Organist - Jean Farris Fuller
"Each singer brings his or her own experience and gifts to the group to work together for the glory of God. Jean says, “Church music allows the musician to return that gift to God through hard work, dedication and concentrated effort. Music is prayer. Music takes work. Music is a physical as well as a mental art and requires the artist to use all of their being to relate ideas, concepts. When church musicians pull all of these efforts together, it is a powerful, exciting and rewarding act of worship. ”
Choral Director - Jeff Vanderlee
Jeff grew up in the Austin area, and has been studying music since age 4. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in Choral Studies and has taught choir and piano in the Austin area. Jeff has also been a member of St. Matthew's since 2010, and has sung in the Parish choir since 2008. He is looking forward to serving the church through leading the Parish Choir for the next year, as he prepares for his graduate studies.