"O COME, LET US SING UNTO THE LORD:
LET US MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE TO THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION"
The goal of our music ministry to help lead in worship that glorifies God and edifies His people. We are blessed with two wonderful instruments; an Allen Renaissance Organ and a Yamaha Conservatory Grand Piano, as well other instruments employed by our various ensembles. We are even more blessed with a music staff artistically experienced on the instruments as well as the vocal arts. Style wise, we want to be like the one trained for the kingdom "who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old" (Matt. 13:52), offering great music from the past and the present. We currently have two primary opportunities for volunteers to participate in the music program.
CHOIR: Our choir sings an anthem in each Sunday worship service. We have considerable flexibility in our anthems to appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes. We use a lot of contemporary anthems composed in the last decade, but we also include anthems which were composed in the last 50 years and have become standards today. And we don't forget the great classics of the post Reformation era by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, etc. We rehearse Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary beginning at 7 PM. No audition is necessary nor is it necessary to be able to read music. We have need for singers in all ranges. We like to think of our choir as a family; care for each other; pray for each other, and have a lot of fun doing it. But we are also serious about our rehearsing believing that nothing less than our best effort deserves to be offered in the Worship Service.
ENSEMBLES: From time to time we also use various ensembles (groups of musicians and/or vocalists) to do both classical and more contemporary songs, hymns and spiritual songs. These ensembles will vary in size and composition and will sometimes feature vocalists accompanied by various instruments and at other times consist of instrumental offerings only.