Youth Ensembles

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:6

Choral and Instrumental Ensembles 

Broken Together 

Grades 6–
12 – Ellie Pentland, Director
Our talented and energetic student ensemble explores many kinds of musical and artistic experiences. The ensemble meets on certain announced Sundays, 2:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Student Solos and Ensembles 

Grades 6–12 –  Jennifer Whiting, Director
We invite our middle school and high school students to bring their musical talents to worship throughout the year, participating as soloists or in ensembles of singers and instrumentalists. Bill Phemister or Jennifer Whiting will coach and accompany these groups. Please contact Bill or Jennifer, or the church office to join a group. 

Chancel Choir 

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. 

Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m. 

Men's Chorus 

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.

Celebration Singers 

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.

Festival Choir 

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 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. Please register through the Church Office or email .. 

Instrumental Ensembles 

High School to Adult
Strings, brass, or various combinations of instruments accompany the worship services at various times throughout the year.Jennifer Whiting oversees these special projects. We especially need brass, strings, percussion and winds on holidays such as Easter and Christmas, as well as on other Sundays. Please talk with Jennifer Whiting to participate!


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