Worship at Grace features traditional and contemporary music, including hymns, gospel music, praise and folk songs, drums, piano and organ. The congregation really sings with heart and gusto under the leadership of Amy Saari who became our Minister of Music in the summer of 2014. She leads our choir, which rehearses each Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm from Labor Day until Christmas and from New Year's to Pentecost. The choir periodically offers choral anthems at Sunday worship, and is open to all singers.
Amy Saari has been at Grace for over 5 years, singing, conducting, arranging, and composing music for services and other events connected to our music ministry. She has a Masters Degree in both Choral Conducting and Composition from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. As a choral artist, she has had the privilege of singing under the baton of Suzanne M. Acton and André Thomas, and has also participated in a conducting masterclass under Jerry Blackstone of the University of Michigan. She teaches voice and beginning piano at Brush Park Conservatory in Detroit.
Who Wouldn't Weep?
When I Heard My Savior Say
ABOUT OUR ORGAN
Grace Episcopal Church is blessed with one of the finest organs in our area. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doll, Jr. commissioned this magnificent instrument to be built as a memorial to their parents. The fine organ was built by George Price of Tekonsha, Michigan and was over a year in planning and construction. This organ was dedicated on December 7th 1975, and was expanded to eighteen ranks (now a total of 1063 pipes). The changes included a new Dulciana, a lengthened Gemshorn, and a new Unda Maris. The work was performed by William A. Hayes of Metamora, Michigan under the supervision of James Metting our then church Organist. This organ was well designed for the space in the sanctuary at Grace, never over-filling it and yet always being heard.