The music ministry at Church of Advent exists to assist the congregation in its worship and praise of God. As we come together to hear the Word of God and celebrate the Holy Eucharist, music enriches our experience.
Music is an integral part of our worship.
The music at Advent is grounded in the Episcopal tradition of hymnody using The Hymnal 1982 for most congregational and choir music. From that ground, we embrace the growing ecumenism and the many Christian cultures with music from Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Wonder, Love & Praise along with other music and texts that broaden and deepen our prayer in song.
Is there a song in your heart?
The music program at Advent is under the leadership of our Director of Music in cooperation with the directors of the youth and handbell choirs. With their commitment and direction, the music program provides exciting and fulfilling opportunities for adults and children to participate and share their talents.
The Senior Choir is open to all adult members of the parish. The choir is a volunteer ministry, and welcomes new members. In addition to leading the congregation in worship music, they present works representing a variety of musical periods and composers that complement the liturgical settings. The Senior Choir sings at the 10:00 A.M. service during the months of September through June. They rehearse on Wednesday nights at 8:00 in the choir room.
The Senior Choir has lost some of its faithful singers “to the pews” due to physical demands, some have moved out of the area, while others have gone on to their “greater rewards of that heavenly choir.” We are very grateful for all their contributions and know that each one of them would be very proud to think that a new person will step in to help lead the congregation as they have in the past. We encourage any adult who enjoys singing to contact our director. It is not necessary to read music, but it is helpful. No past experience needed — we train on the job!
The Junior Choir welcomes children from the 3rd through 12th grades. Junior Choir sings on the third Sunday of each month at the 10:00 worship service, and at other special services during the school year. Rehearsal for this group of young people is immediately after the 10:00 worship in the choir room. The Junior Choir provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn about music and the church.
The Cherub Choir is comprised of children from Pre-K to 2nd grades. The Cherub Choir sings once each quarter and for special services during the school year. This group rehearses after the 10:00 worship in the sanctuary.
The Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. during the school year and is open to anyone with some ability to read music. Please contact the director if you are interested in joining this multi-generational group.
We encourage parishioner instrumentalists to share their talents with us. If you play an instrument, we invite you to offer your talents to the music program. Speak with our Director of Music who will assist you in finding an appropriate way to contribute your gift of music.