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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 2022-23 Choral Scholars, Dominic Luzwick, Vibha Ranganathan, and Emily Schlesinger.
Voice For Life Training Program