Our Musicians

Steven Patchel, Organist and Choir Director

Steven is originally from Kennett Square, PA and serves as Organist and Choir Director of Immanuel’s music program. As choral conductor, he chooses music from Renaissance to contemporary styles, and prepares the choir to sing a wide variety of hymns, chants, anthems, and service music. As organist, he plays a repertoire from Baroque to modern, selecting music to support each week’s liturgical themes.

He has performed organ recitals in the U.S. and abroad, including Trinity Church Boston, Harvard Busch Hall Museum, Princeton University Chapel, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Saint Thomas Church, New York, Kelvingrove Art Museum, Glasgow, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

He received degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory, studying organ with David Boe, Garth Peacock, Ray Urwin and William Porter; harpsichord with Lisa Goode Crawford; and choral conducting with Daniel Moe and Donald Teeters. Steven is also a piano and organ teacher who enjoys guiding musicians of all ages. He is pleased to continue the tradition of excellent music at Immanuel in his roles as organist, teacher, and choral director.


Immanuel Parish Choir

Sunday Morning Musicians

  • Organist and Choir Director
  • Immanuel Parish Choir
  • Instrumentalists – flute, guitar, cello, recorder, piano.


Christmas Eve

Guest Instrumental Ensembles

For each of the church’s major feast days, we welcome professional guest instrumentalists who enliven our worship and accompany the singing of choir and congregation.

  • Christmas Eve –  String quartet
  • Easter – Brass quartet and timpani
  • Pentecost – Jazz trio


Choir School of Delaware

Performing Ensembles

Immanuel hosts outside performing groups who rehearse, present concerts, and/or make recordings in the welcoming acoustics of our church.

  • Piffaro
  • Coro Allegro
  • Choir School of Delaware
  • Delaware Symphony Chamber Players