Music Ministry

All Saints Classical Music Program

Our music program is under the direction of Choirmaster/Organist/Music Director Francis Elborne, who says: 

God has bestowed upon his people the gift of music, which is one way that God leads us to the realm of higher things. We believe that whenever his people sing his praises, then God, the giver of music, is present with us. 

Our ancestors reveled in this. The Israelites, after they passed through the Red Sea, sang as one to the Lord. David and his people “made merry before the Lord with all their strength, with singing” and with instruments. Our Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles sang a hymn before going to the Mount of Olives, and St. Paul instructed the Ephesians to “greet one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.” 

Good music makes the prayers of the Christian community more alive and fervent. In this way everyone can praise God more powerfully, more intently, and more effectively. So much great liturgical music has been written over the centuries, and at All Saints we consider it our duty to pass this on to succeeding generations of worshipers.

The quality of our participation does not come from our vocal ability, but from the desire of our hearts to sing together of our love for God. Participation expresses and strengthens the faith that is in us, whether we sing from the choir seats or the congregational pews. Therefore, it is important for us to worship God with the best music that we can. This is what we try to do at All Saints. 

The choir typically sings two anthems in every service, one during the offertory and one during Communion. The choir and congregation sing the processional and recessional hymns as well as hymns during Communion. 

O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. ~ Psalm 95:1


All Saints Contemporary Music Program


Our rector, Father Chip Harper, directs our contemporary music program. He says,


“We love our classical music program, but see the need for a more contemporary and unstructured time with the Holy Ghost. We meet that in Koinonia--a free-wheeling fellowship and worship time Sunday nights, beginning about 6 PM.”


Led by our Koinonia Praise Warrior Band--also called the Three Collars Band (because three clergy are in it), we put on a Holy Ghost praise, worship, and prayer ministry Sunday nights in our parish hall, where the band uses the best of contemporary praise, blues, rock, country and Gospel in an open format to showcase the joy of the Lord and the Gifts/Fruit of the Spirit.

We begin with dessert and coffee or sometimes a full meal. The band usually begins by singing how “something’s gonna happen.” And it does.

The time begins with prayer, calling down the Holy Ghost to work freely. The Praise Warriors engage the Heavenlies with their whole hearts, bringing worship that uses the sounds and rythmns of contemporary music...understanding the Lord inhabits the praises of His people and that His joy is our strength.

It’s strong, unfettered, but completely focused on the Lord and His Kingdom. A perfect compliment to the quiet, classical majesty of the morning mass...Pentecost and the rocking of contemporary worship, wrapped up with closing prayer, some Gifts of the Spirit and some ministry on-tap! Join us at 6 PM, Sunday nights. You’ll be blessed!

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All Saints Anglican Church
11122 Link Dr
San Antonio, TX 78213
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Office Hours
Monday and Tuesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday through Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Times

Sunday

9:00am – Holy Communion
10:30am – Sunday School
11:15am – Holy Communion

Monday

7:00pm – Men's Bible Study

Wednesday 

6:30pm – Bible Study
7:15pm – Evensong or Compline

Friday

9:00am - Chanted Matins
10:00am – Women's Precept Bible Study