Throughout the history of St. Andrew's, beautiful sacred music has remained a central ingredient in our shared worship. Our musical life features multiple traditional choirs, talented instrumentalists, and a gospel strings group. Stephen Leist has served as our Director of Music Ministry since the beginning of 2015.  A research librarian at Virginia Wesleyan by day, Stephen is also an accomplished organist and choir director with a lifelong passion for music and liturgy in the Episcopal tradition. He teams up with Richard Rigg, our Associate Director, to guide our music ministry

From September through May, the Senior Choir helps lead our worship at the Sunday 10:15 a.m. service. Anyone is welcome to join the choir.  They meet on Thursday evenings for rehearsal from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Stephen Leist at
The Hand Bell Choir plays periodically during the 10:15 a.m. service and also rehearses on Thursday evenings.  This choir is under the direction of Richard Rigg. For information, contact Mr. Rigg at 487-3655.

The Junior Choir is for children from first through fourth grades and is under the direction of Richard Rigg. They practice and perform seasonally. For information, contact Mr. Rigg at 487-3655.


The Gospel Lights are a string band comprised of parishioners who sing old-time gospel favorites and help lead our worship periodiocally.  They are under the direction of Richard Rigg. For information, contact Mr. Rigg at 487-3655.