The sanctuary choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. worship services on Sundays from late August through June, and on special Sundays at 8:30 a.m. as well. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The choir is open to all adults and high school students who wish to sing. Previous experience and an ability to read music are helpful but not required. Childcare is available during rehearsals.
Choir Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm - In the Sanctuary
Let us know if this is something you’d like to consider and we can answer any and all questions email@example.com. We are hoping you’ll give us a try- no reading of music necessary and practice files are available.
Our Communion of the Saints Service on Nov. 5th will be assisted by the Amici Brass Quintet, with both selections from their repertoire, as well as collaborative pieces with our choir, congregation and keyboard. Plan on being there EARLY as the prelude music will start at 9:50 am. This service will also culminate in communion around the table with the name recitation of our family and friends who passed this year. This is a very meaningful service, as many of you remember.
As we head into Advent, the traditional Greening of the Sanctuary and Chapel will be Sunday, November 26th, following the 10:00 am service. We hope to count on you for even 10 minutes! Mark your calendars so that you are able to join us in this celebration!
Other creative ways to become involved in Worship and Service:
You photographers, you designers, you crafters, pianists or guitarists, you musicians who'd like a place to try something out, you readers, you helpers, you artists of all kinds-we need you! email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can help.
JAM (Kid’s music group)
JAM is a music program for K-5th grade children looking to explore music through percussion,chimes, and voice. This group meets at various times throughout the year based on when they will be sharing their gifts in the worship service. Children are asked to gather in the Sanctuary narthex at 11:15am and we will rehearse until 12:00pm. Please email email@example.com for upcoming JAM practice.
For more information about the choir or the music program in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Feedback is always welcome!
Janet Holmes, Music Director
WE WELCOME ANY AND ALL OF YOU!
Are you interested in joining a handbell choir? Look at the descriptions below and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about when and where each choir meets. We always have room for another ringer!
Youth Bell Choir
This handbell choir is open to all middle school and senior high youth who are interested in exploring the art of making music with handbells. No experience is needed to join this group. Being able to read music is helpful but not required. Experienced youth ringers are encouraged to play multiple bells and learn advanced techniques as well as helping to coach our beginners to learn all basic handbell techniques. The bell choir will play in worship on a regular basis.
Wednesday Morning Bells
This is the place to begin! This bell group is open to all adults interested in learning to ring handbells. No experience is needed to join this group. Being able to read music is helpful but not required. Whether you are retired and looking for a way to keep your brain sharp or a stay at home mom looking for fellowship while making beautiful music there's room for you in this group.
This bell choir is open to experienced adult ringers. High school youth may be invited to ring at the discretion of the director. It is expected that members of this choir can read music, are confident with all basic bell techniques, and desire a musical challenge. Celebration Chimes rings in worship at least once a month and in the community occasionally. Choir members participate in The Handbell Musicians of America bell festivals and a yearly retreat at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center at Lake Tahoe in August.
Is a small ensemble of experienced ringers who enjoy the challenge of ringing multiple bells without a director. These advanced ringers often attend handbell festivals and workshops, play regularly at both worship services and for special events.