Worship Music

We are blessed at St. Wilfrid's to have two great music groups providing music for our worship services. Our praise band, The Table Singers, performs music that is more contemporary in nature at our 8:30am service. The St. Wilfrid Choir performs at our 10:30am service leading the hymns and performing more traditional anthems and chants. Click the images below to learn more about each group.

Concerts at St. Wilfrid's

Concerts by parish and local performing arts organizations are an integral part of life at St. Wilfrid's.  Evensong is a magnificent act of worship which provides an opportunity for praise, prayer, reflection, and congregational song.  This service of scripture and music has been sung daily in many cathedrals and parishes around the world for over 500 years. Join the clergy and St. Wilfrid Choir for concerts and our evensong services this season.



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Use the tabs below to explore our current and past concert seasons at St. Wilfrid's.

  • Sunday, November 5 at 10:30am

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    All Saints' Worship

    The St. Wilfrid Choir sings excerpts from Maurice Durufle's Requiem Mass as we remember our loved ones who have gone on to the larger life in heaven.



    Sunday, November 26 at 5:00pm

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    Christ the King Worship

    The St. Wilfrid Choir and Orchestra offer excerpts from W. A. Mozart's Coronation Mass.



    Saturday, December 2 at 7:00pm

    MEN IN BLAQUE

    Winter Concert

    Join the Men in Blaque for an evening of holiday favorites followed by a meet and greet reception with the singers.

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    Sunday, December 3 at 5:00pm

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Advent Lessons & Carols

    The choir and clergy of St. Wilfrid’s invite you to participate in Advent Lessons & Carols.  A beautiful and inspired candlelit evening to begin the season of Advent. 

     


    Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm

    HUNTINGTON BEACH CONCERT BAND

    Christmas Concert

    Join the HB Concert Band for an evening of Christmas favorites featuring the band conducted by Thomas Ridley.

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    Saturday, December 16 at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 17 at 3:00pm

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

    Dancing Day

    John Rutter’s beloved Dancing Day, performed with harp, anchors our holiday concert of carols and songs for the season!

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    Sunday, December 24

    Concert of Carols at 10:30 pm

    Service of Worship at 11:00 pm

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    Christmas Eve Concert & Service

    The St. Wilfrid Choir and Orchestra offer music by Biebl, Handel, Rutter, and your favorite Christmas carols.



    Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00pm

    MEN IN BLAQUE

    Valentine's Day Concert

    Celebrate the 26th anniversary of Men in Blaque’s widely-popular Valentine's Day program! Please join us with your loved ones for an evening of wonderful music, sweet treats and fond memories.

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    Saturday, March 23 at 7:00pm

    Sunday, March 24 at 3:00pm

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

    Arms

    Join us for a unique musical meditation on violence, healing, and love. This is a program you will not forget.

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    Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Maundy Thursday Worship

    The St. Wilfrid Choir sings music by Maurice Durufle and Orlando Gibbons.



    Friday, March 29 at 12:00 pm (noon)

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Good Friday Worship

    The St. Wilfrid Choir sings music by Samuel Wesley and Bob Chilcott.


     

    Sunday, March 31 at 10:30 am

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist

    The St. Wilfrid Choir and Orchestra offer powerful hymns and anthems celebrating The Resurrection of Our Lord.



    Sunday, June 1 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, June 2 at 3:00pm

    THE ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

    Wings

    Take flight with us as we sing of travel, adventure, and creatures of the sky!

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  • Sunday, December 4 at 5:00 pm

    Advent Lessons & Carols

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    The choir and clergy of St. Wilfrid’s invite you to participate in Advent Lessons & Carols.  A beautiful and inspired candlelit evening to begin the season of Advent.  Music by Bruhns, Gibbons, Wilcocks, Carter, Rutter, Lauridsen and Reimann
    with guitarist Aerek Ramirez and guest organist Dr. Tom Mueller.

    This program is very popular; arrive early.

     


    Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm

    Christmas Concert

    HUNTINGTON BEACH CONCERT BAND

    Join the HB Concert Band for an evening of Christmas favorites featuring the band conducted by Thomas Ridley
    and the St. Wilfrid pipe organ played by Marc Skuster.

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    Saturday, December 24

    Christmas Eve Concert & Service

    Concert of Carols at 10:30 pm

    Service of Worship at 11:00 pm

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    The St. Wilfrid Choir and orchestra offer music by Handel, Wilcocks, Carter, Rutter, and your favorite Christmas carols.



    Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 pm

    Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm

    Pass Over, Pass Through

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

    The Princeton University Chapel Choir and their director, longtime friend-of-the-OCWC Dr. Nicole Aldrich, are traveling west to present one of the most fascinating works we’ve ever sung: American composer Andrea Clearfield’s Tse Go La (“At the Threshold of This Life”), based on texts and music from her studies in Tibet, and presented with an ensemble that combines western instruments and Tibetan percussion. You’ll be transfixed by the poetry and transported by the music.

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    Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 pm

    Maundy Thursday Worship

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    The St. Wilfrid Choir sings music by Maurice Durufle and Orlando Gibbons.



    Friday, April 7 at 12:00 pm (noon)

    Good Friday Worship

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    The St. Wilfrid Choir sings music by Samuel Wesley and Bob Chilcott.


     

    Sunday, April 9 at 10:30 am

    Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist

    The St. Wilfrid Choir and Orchestra offer powerful hymns and anthems celebrating The Resurrection of Our Lord.

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Choral Evensong

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    Music by David Hogan & Philip Stopford



    Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Concert of Carols & 10 p.m. Choral Eucharist

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    Music by G. F. Handel, Mark Sirett, Andrew Carter, John Tavener & What Child is This? arr. Grant Cochran



    Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Choral Evensong

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Music by Orlando Gibbons, Edward Elgar & C. V. Stanford

    Benjamin Cunningham (Westminster Abbey), guest organist



    Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Advent Lessons & Carols

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    The choir and clergy of St. Wilfrid's invite you to participate in Advent Lessons & Carols. A beautiful way to complete your Thanksgiving weekend and an inspired candlelit evening to begin the season of Advent. Music by Bach, Gibbons, Sirett, Carter, Gjeilo, Rutter, Lauridsen and Leighton. Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. Reception follows.

    This event is very popular; arrive early.



    Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    The Many Actual Moods of Christmas

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S CHORUS

    The holiday season is one of joy, warmth, and togetherness….but it can include some other emotions that choirs never seem to sing about! We’re taking an honest and humorous musical look at the “most wonderful time of the year” with a program that combines the music of community and celebration with works about everything from the winter doldrums to the overabundance of Facebook posts on Christmas morning. We think you’ll relate, and we know you’ll love it! Oh, and don’t lift a finger afterward—we’ll serve you snacks and drinks following the concert, and we’ll clean everything up.

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    Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Choral Evensong

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Evensong with music by American composers

    Presented with the American Guild of Organists, Orange County Chapter

    David Hogan: Magnificat & Nunc Dimitis

    Craig Hella Johnson: All of Us (Considering Matthew Shepard)

    Calvin Hampton: Five Dances for Organ


    Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 10:30am

    Gabriel Faure: Requiem Mass (excerpts)

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

    The choir is joined by strings for the beloved Requiem Mass as we remember loved ones who have gone on to the larger life in heaven.

     

    Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 10:30am

    Louis Vierne: Solemn Mass (excerpts)

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Celebrate Christ the King with dramatic music for choir and organ composed by the famed organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

     

     Sunday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00pm

    Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:00pm

    The Sisterhood of Cecilia

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS

    November 22 is the Feast of St. Cecilia. She’s not just the patron saint of music—she was also a woman of strength and spirituality, and we’re singing music by and about Cecilia and her mighty soul-sisters from long-ago eras and distant lands, from Hildegard to Enheduanna to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Mirabai. Love gorgeous music

    about the power of the feminine spirit? This program is made for you.

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    FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE WERE CANCELLED DUE TO PARISH SUSPENSION OF ALL EVENTS



    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    High on the Mountain; Deep in the Valley: The Music of Johannes Brahms

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S CHORUS

    Our international prizewinning friends, Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director), join us for a concert of works by one of the greatest of the Romantic masters: the sublime Johannes Brahms, whose mastery of intricate craft and profound emotion have made his music soul food for singers and listeners around the world. (Modernist composer Elliott Carter famously said of his student days, “We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms….which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are.”) Come enjoy some of his best-loved works—sacred and secular, accompanied and a cappella, cheerful and poignant.

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    Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Maundy Thursday Worship

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Music by Maurice Durufle, Orlando Gibbons, & Thomas Tallis



    Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12 pm (noon)

    Good Friday Worship

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Music by Anton Bruckner, John Sanders, & Samuel Wesley



    Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

    Easter Sunday Choral Eucharist

    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

    Music: Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Le tombeau de Couperin, & Maurice Ravel



    Sunday, May 3 at 2020 5:00 p.m.
    Choral Evensong
    THE ST. WILFRID CHOIR

    Music by Herbert Howells & Philip Moore



    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    Make Them Hear You!

    ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN'S CHORUS

    Operas and musicals aren’t just entertaining—they’ve also shined a spotlight on the important social issues of their eras, and introduced audiences to a whole lot of memorable characters walking groundbreaking paths through the world. We’ll sing some of our favorite tunes from some of our favorite trailblazing shows, from South Pacific to Spring Awakening, Hairspray to Hamilton, in this rousing season-ending celebration for all ages!

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Upcoming Concerts

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