The mission of the Choir of St. Luke’s is first, and foremost, to assist the congregation in singing hymns and liturgy at the 10:00am service. The choir also sings music reflective of the English Church and our Anglican heritage, while exploring music from different times and places as well.
The choir welcomes one and all to sing! While an ability to read music helps, it is by no means required. Choir rehearsal takes place on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.
New singers are ALWAYS welcome! Simply come a few minutes prior to rehearsal to receive music and other materials.
Additionally, our singers have had occasion to
share their gifts with the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
communities in hymn festivals, choral concerts,
and other special events.
Performance with First Presbyterian and Bethlehem CC choirs.
Marijim Thoene is a native Californian. She received a B.M. degree in Liturgical Music from Peabody Conservatory, an M.M. in Organ Performance from the University of Southern California and a M.M and D.M.A. in Church Music/Organ Performance from the University of Michigan. She has also studied at the Queen’s College and University College in Oxford, the Organ Academy in Pistoia, Italy and at the University of Salamanca. She has served as organist and minister of music in churches in Baltimore, Oxfordshire, San Diego, Ann Arbor and New Orleans, and has been on the faculty at the University of New Orleans, and Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans.
As a recitalist some of her favorite venues include the National Cathedral, Church of the Advent in Boston, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, S.C. the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Bialystok, Poland. Her CDs, Mystics and Spirits and Wind Song: Music for Organ and Flute were recorded on the new Dobson organ at St. Joseph Abbey in St. Benedict, Louisiana and are available through Raven Recordings. She has played recitals and presented papers at International Medieval Conferences at Western University in Kalamazoo, MI, at Leeds University, and at the International Keyboard Institute at the University of Michigan. Among her favorite topics is “Fierce Beasts and Gentle Creatures Who Play the Organ in Medieval Manuscripts.”