Music Programs

The Presbyterian Church of Barrington supports vibrant music ministry for all ages and abilities. All members and non-members are welcome to participate in any of our programs, and we especially encourage community members to join us for our Music on the Hill Concert Series. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Director of Music, Kirsten Hedegaard at


Sanctuary Choir

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 7:00–8:30, 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.

Bell Choir

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

Our Music on the Hill performance schedule is now available.  Please note that the January 19th concert (Ben Hur) has been canceled.  Read More

Choral Scholar Internship

The Choral Scholar Internship is awarded to several high school students each academic year. The recipients of the CS Internship will participate in the music program at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington and will gain valuable experience as young music professionals. Upon completion of the internship, all Choral Scholars receive a scholarship to be used for future music studies.

We are excited to welcome our 2023-24 Choral Scholars, Treasure Indiamaowei and Charlotte Lyons.

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.
Boys and girls ages 8-14 are welcome to participate in the training program. Participants do not need to be a member of the Presbyterian Church of Barrington. Rehearsals and musicianship training will take place on Sundays from 11:15-11:45.