The Saint Simons Sacred Music Festival, founded in 2019, is an event inspired by the Music and Worship services of the American Choral Directors Association National Conference. Its goal is to further our sense of community through the healing powers of music. It is a completely non-denominational endeavour open to any and all singers who wish to make our Golden Isles an even better place to be. It also exists to introduce new music to our worship community and to support contemporary composers in the genre of sacred music. We hosted our inaugural composer and clinician Elaine Hagenberg in 2019, and reemerged from COVID with renowned choral composer and clinician Craig Courtney in March of 2022. We are now pleased and proud to host Dr. Z. Randall Stroope in 2023. You can read about our 2023 composer-in-residence and listen to some samples of his music HERE. Dr. Stroope will rehearse and conduct our festival “Honor Choir” and lead us in the world premiere of his newest piece, Come, Walk with Me, commissioned by the festival, at a special service Saturday, Feb. 4th at 5:00 p.m. Want to be a part of choral history? Join our festival choir! Our service, Sing for Community, Sing for Peace, is open to everyone. Donations at the door are warmly encouraged and appreciated.