Praying with the music
Music is important for The Church of the Saviour of Denville
Anna D'Achille, Director of Music
Ms. Anna D'Achille is the Director of Music at Church of the Saviour, where she is responsible for hymn and choral anthem selections, guest musicians, concerts and performances, and piano and organ accompaniment. She has also served as Director of Music at First Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dover, and is the Director of Choral Activities at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey, where she directs the Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Knights Templar, Madrigal Choir, and Women’s Chorale. Her choirs perform for various school and community functions, have worked with prominent clinicians, and have performed in Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, and Montréal and Québec City, Canada, where they were invited to perform in prestigious venues such at the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal and St. Joseph’s Oratory. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a classical piano concentration from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as well as teaching certifications in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ms. D'Achille is the President of the Morris Area Choral Director's Association, which sponsors the Morris Area High School and Middle School Honor Choirs, and she has managed for multiple county and region honor ensembles. Most recently, she was asked to conduct the North Jersey School Music Association Region I Mixed Honor Choir.
Music at Church of the Saviour
Music is an essential part of worship at Church of the Saviour. The Adult Choir performs regularly every Sunday, presenting weekly anthems during service, as well as rehearsing every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Soloists and guest musicians also add another dimension to worship, allowing choir members to present solo performances, as well as invited instrumentalists that embellish anthems and hymns. The Sanctuary serves as a wonderful concert space, and has hosted performances from both church and community musicians and ensembles.