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St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Concordia Choir

Mission Statement

To translate and deliver the message of gospel through music, creating beautiful sounds that touch the hearts of all who hear our voices.

Music imprints scripture and truth on our hearts, especially for children and youth. These words learned and sung will remain with them for a lifetime. Our goal is to adorn worship. Singing (or playing) in a choir creates community and interdependence of spirit and duty – I am one part of the whole body using my gifts for the good of the whole.

Our Vision

  • Meaningful, transformative worship with moments of awe
  • Music that inspires, moves, and grips people … making them feel they’ve just touched something transcendent
  • Choirs that serves as “modified small groups”: taking care/praying with one another; learning and growing in faith together
  • People singing their faith strongly and living it strongly
  • Choir that utilizes their gifts of voice and spirit to do good in community
  • A full loft of people (youth, children, and adults) singing their hearts out, beautifully & powerfully, in praise to God
  • A congregation that sings strongly and with joy

Why We Sing

Psalm 13:6
I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.

1 Chronicles 16:23
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim His salvation day after day.

Psalm 33:3
Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 105:2
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Concordia Choir is seeking volunteers of various levels who wish to offer the gift of music and challenge themselves with both traditional and innovative choral music. We sing harmony, often more than 4 parts, and most of our music is arranged or written by the director of music for originality and practical purposes. Vocal training and singing experience is a plus but not a must, as long as you have the talent, dedication and desire to sing. If you’re interested in becoming an integral part of a vocal ensemble, growing your musical/vocal skills, or just having fun singing with like-minded people, CLICK HERE to email Paris  

Our rehearsal time is every Wednesday 7 to 8:30PM and on Sunday morning we rehearse for an hour 9 to 10AM, and we sing for the Choral Eucharist at 10:30AM. While we do sing for the service, it is your choice to actively worship or just daydream in a meditative atmosphere.

For more information please contact Paris

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”


To grow God’s church and serve God’s people in our worship, which reflects the richness of the African American culture, and through educational and outreach programs to the community. We welcome all who wish to join us in witness to God’s love, empowerment and mercy.


525 29th Street
Oakland CA 94609
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