Church offers two formal music programs, in the Sunday School and through
participation in the Chancel Choir.There are also recurring unique possibilities for other participation in
the musical life of the church.An
active musical program is very important in the life of a congregation, and in
that congregation’s expression of worship.As with much else in our church, we
bring a sense of joy and possibility to our music program.
Music for Children St.
Martin’s Sunday School has an active music program that is an integral
part of the Sunday School curriculum.Children occasionally perform during church services, either as the
Sunday School or as the Youth Choir.
The Chancel Choir Singing
in the choir is first and foremost a ministry of praise.We lead the congregation in sung prayer,
and help provide the musical context for worship.And anyone can join us!Right now we have a very dedicated,
small group of people, but this experience is open to all parishioners who want
to participate.There are no
auditions for the choir, although some ability to read music is helpful.But if necessary, arrangements for
special practice sessions can be made for those who need just that extra bit of
help learning the music.
We know time
is a critical factor for many.The
choir rehearses before church on Sunday morning at 9:00, between the
services.We warm up on the hymns,
practice the anthem for that Sunday, and start learning those scheduled for the
singing is a distinct ministry within a church service, but learning music to
express specific moments of praise to God also is a powerful experience for the
singers’ spiritual life.If
you are a dedicated attendee of the
service, you are still warmly invited to attend the rehearsals, conveniently
scheduled between the services.
A clip about
the benefits of choral singing from CBS News by Charles Osgood, can be found on
Other Opportunities to Participate Another
possible way of contributing to the church’s music is through
instrumental music.If you play the
flute, trumpet, harp or cowbell and would be willing to consider playing
occasionally as a soloist, in a duet with the organ and/or choir, or as part of
an ensemble, talk to the organist/choir director or send a note to email@example.com.