St. Stephen's has always relied heavily on music as a means of enhancing worship by giving artistic voice to spiritual and liturgical intentions. Significant talent and resources from all parishioners are dedicated to presenting musical offerings in our liturgies that glorify God and inspire those gathered to greater and deeper faithfulness.
People of all ages are encouraged to join the Downtown Choir. The Downtown Choir's principal mission is to support and encourage congregational singing by sitting, unvested, among the congregants every week. The Downtown Choir rehearses as needed and presents special music periodically throughout the year from an exciting and eclectic repertoire.
All adults and high school students are eligible to sing in this group, which leads the liturgy each Sunday morning from the Fall through early summer at 10:30 a.m. A formal, vesting choir that includes a quartet of professional singers, the Uptown Choir sings from the great liturgical repertoire of the Anglican Church, in addition to the most compelling vocal music of the past four centuries.
A focal point of St. Stephen's music ministry has been its two-manual, twenty-four-rank mechanical action (tracker) organ. Built and installed by J. W. Walker & Sons of Suffolk (Brandon) England in 1987, this small, but versatile, instrument ably leads our congregational singing and plays a wide variety of organ literature very effectively.
In June of 2008, the organ was thoroughly cleaned, adjusted, and several ranks of pipes re-voiced by Robert I. Coulter-Organbuilders, of Atlanta, Georgia.