St. Julian’s adult choir sings at the 10:30 Sunday service. Besides the four hymns (processional, sequence, offertory, and closing hymns), the choir leads the congregation in the sung portions of the service (Song of Praise; Sanctus & Benediction; Lord’s Prayer; Fraction Anthem) as well as the psalm appointed for the day. The choir regularly sings special music during Communion and often performs an offertory anthem as well. A number of the choir members serve as cantors as needed. Besides the organ, other instruments are used occasionally (such as piano, violin, flute, guitar, percussion, etc.) In order to meet the musical needs of a diverse congregation, a wide variety of music is performed at St. Julian’s ranging from Gregorian chant through traditional Anglican hymns on through more contemporary music. The choir occasionally performs a piece in Latin (with a translation included in the bulletin). In addition to singing at the main service each Sunday, the adult choir also performs an Advent Lessons & Carols service, Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, and sings at services held on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil.
Expected time commitment: The adult choir rehearses during the months of the school year from 7:15-8:15 on Wednesday evenings as well as 9:45- 10:25 on Sunday mornings and sings at services as outlined above.
About Our Music Director
George has served as organist and director of music at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville from 1988-1992 and from 1995 until the present. As a pianist, George has been active as solo performer, accompanist, and orchestral soloist for many years. His recording “Sensual Classics” was commissioned by Intersound Recordings in 1997. He has been a frequent adjudicator for various competitions and has presented many piano workshops for music teachers’ organizations.
George was recipient of the 2007 Georgia Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Award. He has taught at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Berry College in Rome and at LaGrange College. He currently teaches in his home studio in Lithia Springs. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.
George is also a composer. In 2007 he won the competition for a congregational mass celebrating the centennial of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The mass was sung at the concluding service of the Centennial year at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta. This mass is frequently sung at St. Julian’s in addition to other service music and hymn descants that George has composed.