Music Programs

We have a variety of robust music programs.  Members can share their musical gifts, learn to read music, or receive choir training.

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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 7:30–9:00, 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.

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

This season will feature our new “Parlor Series.”  These intimate concerts in the newly renovated parlor are Friday evenings at 7:00PM, with a $10 suggested donation at the door. See our Music on the Hill performance schedule.

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.