MUSIC AT ALL SAINTS
The marriage of music and liturgy at All Saints dates back to the church's early years when All Saints rented an organ--for $10--each season, and paid $1 to have it shipped from Philadelphia. In the 20th century, inspired by the late Dr. Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., then President of the Westminster Choir College, All Saints' developed a small but magnificent music program that thrives to this day. In 1973, he was also "instrumental" in our obtaining the 2-manual, 13-stop, Casavant Tracker organ that was fully restored after Superstorm Sandy.
Our four-part choir, which is an integral part of 10:15 Sunday service, is often supplemented by string quartets or brass at festival services. All are capably directed by our organist and choir master, Stephen Pinel, whose musical career has spanned nearly 40 years with several churches in New York City and New Jersey. An author of numerous publications, Stephen holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College, and he has done doctoral work in Historical Musicology at New York University.