Music as Ministry - A Living Tradition

The Bruton Parish music program is blessed with a strong musical heritage that honors the centuries-old tradition of Anglican music and explores the rich offerings of today.
 
Bruton has musical ensembles for all ages that provide support to our liturgy. We also host more than 120 concerts throughout the year. Our Candlelight Concert series ministers to our community as well as visitors  from around the nation and the globe. These nationally recognized programs attract musicians from across the country who seek to perform in our sanctuary. 
 
The music program is under the direction of Rebecca Davy, Director of Music and Organist, and Dr. JanEl Will, Organist and Choir Director. We invite you to explore the many opportunities for children, youth, and adults to become involved in the life of our parish through music.   Soli Deo Gloria  
 
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist
Rebecca has served Bruton Parish Church since 2004.  She oversees the music ministry, directs the choirs, and manages the Candlelight Concert series, and plays numerous organ and harpsichord concerts throughout the year. She can be reached by calling (757) 645-3431 or via emailRebecca Davy's biography
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist
JanEl has served Bruton Parish Church since 1995. She accompanies the Pelham and Chancel Choirs, shares in running the music ministry, and plays numerous organ concerts throughout the year.  She may be reached at (757) 345-2259 or via emailJanEl Will's biography
 
 

ALLEN BLEHL

Allen Blehl

Allen Blehl, Organ Scholar
 

Since arriving in September of 2010, Allen has sung in the Canterbury Choir, played preludes and postludes for the 5:30 p.m. Sunday services, and is responsible for the Tuesday Wren Chapel services.  Allen will be participating in a Study Abroad program in Prague this coming fall semester and will return to William & Mary for the spring semester in January, 2013.   Allen Blehl's biography

Ann Porter, Chorister Director

Ann is director of the Bruton Choristers and sings in the Pelham Choir. She may be reached via email.

Genrose Lashinger, Joyful Noise Choir Director
Genrose Lashinger has been a member of the Bruton Parish music staff for over 25 years. She directs the Joyful Noise Choir and is soprano section leader for the Chancel Choir.  She may be reached via emailGenrose Lashinger biography

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James S. (Jock) Darling

James S. (Jock) Darling, Choirmaster-Organist Emeritus

Jock served Bruton Parish Church for more than forty-four years. Arriving at Bruton Parish in 1961, Mr. Darling directed an active music program for all ages.  In 1971, Mr. Darling instituted the ongoing Saturday morning recitals on the 18th-century English chamber organ in The College of William and Mary’s historic Wren Chapel which are now overseen by Rebecca Davy.  Jock Darling's biography