Music

Chancel Choir

The Adult Chancel Choir provides choral music for the 8:30 a.m. traditional Sunday worship service.  We also perform at the church’s annual Christmas Dessert Concert and provide special music at some of the evening services during Advent and Lent.  The choir is open to mature youth and adults of all voice ranges and abilities who enjoy singing.  No prior experience or auditions are required and, although the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required.  We rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:45 – 8:45 in the sanctuary.  Childcare is provided, upon request.  Our rehearsals are fun as well as productive and new members are always welcome.

Children’s Choir

Children (ages 3-12) are invited to sing in the children’s choir.  The choir rehearses on the 2nd and 4th Sundays immediately following the 11 AM worship service in the childcare center (except during the summer).  The choir learns new songs, uses rhythm instruments and sings at the Christmas Dessert Concert and in worship throughout the year.  Sometimes the children’s choir sings with the Chancel Choir or the Band.  Come and check it out!

Children’s Musical Theater Workshop

The workshop is for children who have completed 1st grade through 6th grade.  We meet for 2 weeks during the summer, usually when all children are out of school, from 9 -12.  During the 2 weeks, the children learn an entire 20 – 30 minute musical and then we perform the musical as the sermon at two worship services on Sunday.  This program is open to members and nonmembers and is for any child interested in music, theater, and dance.  This program has been going on since 1989.  The cost is $50 for the first child from a family and $40 for each additional child.  (Scholarships are available.)  Each year a different musical is presented and we alternate between a biblical setting and modern-day setting.  It is always amazing to see how fast the children learn the music, the dance steps, and the dialogue.  They are truly inspiring.

Some of the musicals we have performed include:  Faith Hall of Fame, Don’t Rock the Ark, Holy Moses, Ark-e-ology, Joseph, What a Life, and many more.

The Musical is presented during Sunday Worship. Save the dates for 2017:  June 26-30 and July 3-7 with performances on July 9, 2017.  Registration form:  Musical Theater Workshop 2017

Chime Choir

The group is currently in recess while looking for a Volunteer Director. If interested in volunteering, contact the Director of Music.

Christmas Caroling

Each year during December, the church gathers to rehearse Christmas carols and then we split into groups and carol at the homes of friends and members who are ill, homebound or for some other reason don’t have the opportunity to get out and experience the joy of caroling.  It’s always a fun intergenerational evening that ends with goodies and beverages in Bartholomew Hall.  It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and wonderful opportunity for children, young people and adults to bring Christmas cheer to others.

Elk Grove Players

The Elk Grove Players (adults and mature youth) provide the music leadership for the 11:00 AM Sunday worship service.  The group includes both instrumentalists and vocalists.  It rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.  The group has a great time singing to the glory of God, and includes members with a variety of musical levels and abilities.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the Pastor or Music Director for an audition.

Recorder Ensemble

Recorder Ensemble plays occasionally for Sunday worship and for special worship services during Lent and Advent.  Currently the group plays at an intermediate level.  Members of the existing group will meet with beginners desiring to learn.  Experienced players are welcome at recorder ensemble–please check with the pastor for rehearsal date and time.  Presently the ensemble includes soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders.