“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him." (Psalms 28:7)
From time immemorial, musical worship has been a vital aspect of glorifying God. Role of the choir in leading worship is to help our church sing together and experience the presence of God. Leading the congregation in hymns and prayers is absolutely essential for worship, since praise is much desired by God. The choir at St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church is a dedicated group of talented individuals who lead the congregation in the Holy Qurbana liturgical proceedings.
Mission & Vision
The choir has a mission, which is to serve the church and in turn serve God by delivering songs in worship and praise, endeavour to develop a sense of spiritual wellbeing among the parishioners and to provide opportunities to the youth to participate in the Holy Qurbana service in a meaningful way. The vision of the choir is to create an atmosphere in the church so as the entire congregation sing along as per the same rhythm, pitch and style as of the choir.
The SGIOC Choir follows guidelines of Sruti School of Liturgical Music, participates every Sunday in the Holy Qurbanas and lead several music events of the church, including but are not limited to Punyasmrithi, Nuhro etc. The choir participated in Mesthooso 2023 Season 2 which was a Choir Competition between all the Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom.