With Heart and Hands and Voices
"The music we experience in our services helps us to focus on God and others and how we should live as Christians in our world. The music offers moments for peaceful reflection, something that maybe we don't find as often as we need during the week. The encouragement and comfort the music brings can be a much-needed balm for the tired or distressed, a reminder that God is near. These things are meaningful to me, and it is a special joy to participate with people of all ages at Gary who love giving to others through music." ~ Beth Graves
High School to Adult – Jennifer Whiting, Director; Kevin Lange, Pianist
This mixed choir sings each week September through May, alternating between the 9:00 and 11:00 services. Chancel Choir presents beautiful music of many styles, Baroque through modern, with the mission of supporting the ministry of God's word and encouraging our congregation. Experienced musicians and those who are new to singing are welcome! Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
High School to Adult – Mike Krueger, Director; Beth Graves, Pianist
This chorus emphasizes fun and fellowship while developing vocal ensemble. They present a musical offering once a month September through May. All are welcome to sing! Rehearsals are various Saturday mornings, 7:45–8:45 a.m.
High School to Adult – Jennifer Whiting, Director/Pianist
This delightful women's ensemble sings at services six times a year. Rehearsals are various Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 p.m., September through May.
High School to Adult – Jennifer Whiting, Director
Open to anyone, this combined chorus led by Jennifer Whiting prepares and sings a special musical offering in the spring, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Large works in recent years include Rutter's Gloria, Forrest's Requiem for the Living, Jenkins' Mass for Peace, and Robert Ray's Gospel Mass.
On March 3, 2019, we will present Dan Forrest's Lux: The Dawn from On High. Rehearsals for this exciting project begin on Thursday, January 17.
- January 17, 24, 31
- February 7, 14, 21, 28
- Dress rehearsal is on Saturday morning, March 2, and is required for all participants.
- Performances are at 9 and 11 a.m., Sunday, March 3.
Singers may have two excused absences, and participation in dress rehearsal is required. High school and adult singers of all experience levels are warmly welcome. Junior high musicians are welcome, too! You do not need to be a member of or regularly attend Gary Church to participate in the Festival Choir.
Please register through the Church Office or email .
High School to Adult
Strings, brass, or combinations of instruments accompany the worship services at various times throughout the year. Jennifer Whiting oversees these special projects. Please speak with her to find out how you may share your instrumental gifts with our church family or email .