St. Clement’s music programs are exemplary, and are overseen by Linda Gavenda, Director of Music, who has served at St. Clement’s for over thirty years.
There are two choirs at St. Clement’s:
Youth Choir (Grades 3-12)
The Youth Choir rehearses and sings each Sunday during the school year. It also supports programs put on the by Sunday School and Youth Group, and participates in special productions, including operas and musical revues.
The adult choir is one of St. Clement’s most beloved institutions. Talented vocalists gather each week to support services and share in the gift of music. The choir is led by Linda Gavenda, St. Clement’s Music Director, and Victor Gavenda, Choirmaster.
Leadership of the choir also comes from talented section leaders. They are Helen Hampton, Soprano, Victor Gold, Alto, David Morris, Tenor, and Jasper Patch, Bass.
Corvo String Quartet
This fine ensemble plays regularly at St. Clement’s on important feast days and other special occasions. It consists of violinists Sara Usher and Rachel Durling, violist Shira Kammen, and cellist David Morris. The quartet is available to hire for weddings and funerals.
The Really Terrible String Orchestra
On the final Sunday of each month, the RTSO rehearses in the Music Room in Palache Hall. Bring an instrument, stand, and your sense of humor! Under the wing of Corvo String Quartet violinist Sara Usher and cellist David Morris, and sponsored by St. Clement’s, this fun and informal gathering is for the musically challenged and passionate adult string players. For more information, contact: RTSO-SFBay@comcast.net.
The music department occasionally features support from instrumentalists. Violin, Cello, Recorder, Flute, Trumpet, and Mandolin have been featured throughout the year.