We have a variety of robust music programs. Members can share their musical gifts, learn to read music, or receive choir training.
The Sanctuary Choir is comprised of members from the congregation who share their musical gifts on a weekly basis from September through June. The choir rehearses Thursday nights from 7:30–9:00, and sings at the 10:00 a.m. service every Sunday.
The choir performs music ranging from medieval chant to contemporary choral music. They often perform with Gaudete Brass, the in-residence brass quintet, the Bell Choir, and other guest instrumentalists. Once or twice a year they sing an extended choral work with orchestra.
The Bell Choir is an ensemble that plays for Sunday worship seven or eight times per year, and rehearses on Thursdays from 6:15–7:15. The choir utilizes a three-octave set of hand bells made by Schulmerich.
During rehearsals members learn how to read music, play with proper bell technique, and ring with expression. They also perform occasionally with the Sanctuary Choir and Children’s Choir
Music on the Hill
Voice For Life Training Program
What is Voice for Life?
VOICE for LIFE is the RSCM’s (Royal School of Church Music) acclaimed guide to training choirs and singers of all ages. The VOICE for LIFE scheme provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, their musical understanding, and their knowledge of the repertoire. There are five levels in the VOICE for LIFE scheme providing training from beginners to advanced singers. Through group rehearsals and individualized training young singers learn to deepen their musicianship and vocal skills.