We would love to have your participation in the music ministries here at Emmanuel Presbyterian!
All Choir and Handbell Choir activities are on hold while we wait to be able to reopen the church for worship and rehearsals.
Since choral singing and large-ensemble bell-ringing in person are unsafe for the time being, considering the risk of contagion, they have been temporarily replaced at Emmanuel by very small recorded vocal and instrumental ensembles coordinated by the interim music director Christopher Wicks, with cooperation from bell director Cindy Gronbach. Recording sessions are conducted with great caution and try to emphasize groups of persons already in the same household unit. Solo organ music played has continued in its previous role. We very much look forward to the restoration of larger group participation by voices and bells in worship, when the pandemic will end.
For information on our music program when we reopen:
In addition to the chancel choir and the handbell choir, there are many ways you can participate in the musical life at Emmanuel. If you play an instrument, you are invited to prepare a piece of special music for one of our worship services. Also, many of our choir anthems have parts for solo instruments. If you sing but don’t have the time to commit to the choir, please feel free to speak with our music director about a musical offering you may wish to do. There are also opportunities to participate in our Summer Special Music series while the choir is on hiatus. We encourage everyone who would like to share his or her talents, to have an opportunity to do so. Join us and help us bring the joy of music to our worship services. Whether you can commit to a group or a one-time performance, share your God given gifts with your Emmanuel family.
The Chancel Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm and sings in worship the first, third, fourth (and fifth) Sundays of each month (with the exception of summer.) All are welcome to join our musical groups. If you would like to participate in this choir, or provide special music, please speak to our interim music director, Christopher Wicks.
The Handbell Choir rehearses every Sunday at 12:15 pm and plays in worship the second Sunday of each month, except July, August and September. If you read music, and would like to join this group, please contact the office. Cindy Gronbach, is our handbell choir director.