The St. Wilfrid Choir

If you are seeking to enrich your life with music that touches the soul and brings peace, look no further. During the 10:30am service on Sundays, The St. Wilfrid Choir leads the hymns, performs choral anthems, and expresses worship with chants. The St. Wilfrid Choir has traveled abroad and has performed at venues such as the Westminster Abbey. 

Choral Evensongs

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.

Our Evensong services for the 2023-2024 season will take place on Sunday, November 11th and Sunday, December 3rd at 5:00pm. These services are free and open to all, regardless of where you are in your faith journey. 

The Rev. William Wells

Associate & Minister of Music

Our choir is lead by the Rev. William Wells, who has been an ordained Episcopal priest, church music director, and hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years. Fr. Bill is a native of Southern California and has studied music at Biola University and at the University of Southern California where he was awarded the Irene Robertson Organ Scholarship. He holds the Diploma in Theology from the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, where he received the Community Service Award, and earned the Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology. He has completed the certificate in bioethics at Loyola Marymount University and the clinical course in ethics at Harvard Medical School.

For twenty-nine years he served as the Minister of Music, Organist and Associate Pastor for Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach and for fourteen years as Adjunct Professor of Music at Chapman University in Orange, California. He was affiliated with the Crystal Cathedral as staff member, recitalist and organist for the renowned Glory of Christmas. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists for which he has served as dean and appeared as recitalist and service organist. Fr. Bill has performed with the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale, with celebrated vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin, with the William Hall Master Chorale, at the historic St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, in the recital series of Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and as service organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The St. Wilfrid Choir Performances

Please use the video player below to listen to various performances of The St. Wilfrid Choir.