The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.
-Johann Sebastian Bach
At St. Cornelius, music has always played an important role in our liturgies and parish life. Music serves the church and parish in many important ways - to sing our praise to God, Father, Son, and Spirit, to beautify and add a wonderful solemnity and joy to our liturgies, and to help people pray. We can come to church in joy, trouble, meditation, or feeling depressed or unwell, and music can lift our souls far beyond our earthly cares and to the very throne of God. Music shakes the very dust off our souls! Music also spreads the message of Christ and can lead others to the church, whether in an organ recital, instrumental concert, or our song/prayer at liturgy.
Services are enhanced by dedicated choir members and choral scholars.
The St. Cornelius' Pipe Organ
In 2018, St. Cornelius' Episcopal Church commissioned Casavant Frères of Quebec to design, build, and install a pipe organ to complement the historic architecture of St. Cornelius’ church. Casavant's architects and tonal designers worked for several months to create an instrument that suited the musical and aesthetic requirements of the church. The resulting world-class pipe organ was dedicated on October 24, 2019 by Dr. Jan Kraybill.
The pipe organ was made possible through the generosity of the parishioners of St. Cornelius’ Episcopal Church, and stands as testimony of St. Cornelius' dedication to high quality liturgical and concert music for Dodge City and the region.