Music is an integral and vital part of our services. We are blessed to have so many people in our congregation willing to share their diverse musical skills and talents to enrich the worship experience. Our various ensembles offer opportunities for everyone of every age to make a joyful noise to the Lord.
(High school-adult) This versatile choir sings music from the baroque period to modern compositions, gospel music, spirituals and large scale works. The Chancel Choir provides music for worship about three times each month from September through May, as well as Holy Week services, Christmas Eve and the special Lenten music program. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings.
This multi-generational ensemble, ranging in age from 3rd graders through folks 80 years young and more, plays our three octave handbell set to enhance worship. Some musical training and a basic understanding of rhythm is recommended. Weekly rehearsals will enable this new ensemble to explore handbell techniques and skills.
Folks who would like to ring but aren’t comfortable with rhythm and counting are invited to play the chimes with the Chimeringers. The music the Chimeringers prepare is as enjoyable as what the Handbell Choir prepares, just easier.
Please speak to Christopher Lorimer if you have questions about which ensemble would suit you best.
(Pre-K-5th grade) The children of our congregation provide introit music on the first Sunday of most months. They rehearse on Sunday mornings prior to starting Sunday school class. Their voices and use of percussion instruments spread joyful sounds throughout the sanctuary.
(High school-adult) This wonderful and energetic group provides contemporary worship music at Spirit Fest in August and a few more times during the year. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed prior to the the service at which the Spirit Band provides leadership. Vocalists, guitarists and percussionists are welcome.
(All ages) Membership in the Chancel Band is open to anyone of any age who has ever played an instrument in a band or orchestra and would still like to play in an ensemble. Rehearsals are usually held the Saturday before the Sunday on which the band plays. The Chancel Band provides music for worship about four times each year.