Music Ministry

“My heart is steadfast, O God.  My heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!  Awake, harp and lyre!  I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, O Lord among the nations.  I will sing of You among the peoples.”  -Psalm 57:7

Music is an important part of the Church of the Dunes. Choirs and musical instruments have been leading worship and ministering to the congregation throughout its history. It is our goal and desire that God will be glorified and the worshippers will be strengthened by the music in our services.

Our 26-rank Wicks organ was installed in 1989 and fills our sanctuary with glorious sound.  We also use piano, brass, woodwinds, timpani, handbells, strings, acoustic guitar, and more in worship services.  Church of the Dunes choirs include children through adults. New members are always welcome in all of our choirs.

CHOIRS

CHANCEL CHOIR

Chancel Choir is open to all adults and high school-age youth.  The choir season runs from September through early June. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.  The choir generally sings two Sundays of the month and for special and services throughout the season.  The Christmas Eve Candlelight, Holy Week, and Easter services are special highlights of the choral season.  They are filled with beautiful anthems and instrumental accompaniment.  Anthems range from the classics to the contemporary.

JUBILATION CHOIR

Jubilation Choir is the alternative to our church’s traditional Chancel Choir.  The music this choir sings encompasses contemporary-to-gospel styles and is a more “relaxed” musical format. This choir is open to all,  from high school age and up, up, up!  You do NOT need to be able to “read” music…we simply ask that you have an ability to find the right pitch, follow along with the music and love to sing.  Jubilation Choir sings in worship 3 – 5 time per year.  The rehearsal schedule is printed in the church bulletin prior to the start of Wednesday night rehearsals.

YOUTH CHOIR

Youth choir membership includes students in grades 7-through-12.  Music includes contemporary, re-arrangements of hymns, gospel, jazz, spirituals, and original songs.  The choir generally sings the fourth Sunday of each month throughout the school year.  Rehearsals are after the second worship service each Sunday. Energy, enthusiasm and the creative input of students are an important part of the Youth Choir.

SINGERS

Singers is a cPirates of the I Dont Caribbean girl group (640x427)hoir for children in 2nd through 6th grades.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evening after supper, 6-7 p.m. from September through mid-May.  We end the season with a fun and faith-filled musical presented to the congregation during Sunday worship.

 

 

 

CHERUB CHOIR

Cherub Choir 2012, cropped, photoshopped

A combination of movement, music and joyful noise fills the church when the Cherub Choir sings.  Children years old and up are welcome to join us to form this happy choir.

The Cherub Choir sings together every Sunday morning in the church Social Hall as part of this unique program.  Periodically, the children also share their songs during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.  Any child who would like to participate is welcome to join the Cherub Choir.

 

BELL CHOIRS

 

BELLS OF GLORY

The “Bells of Glory” is the name of our high school and adult bell choir. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for about an hour, during the months of September through May. We often use other choirs, instruments, and piano to enhance the bell choir music. The Bells of Glory plays one Sunday per month and also during select special services, including Christmas Eve and Easter. New members and substitute ringers are always welcome.

YOUTH BELLS

This bell choir is for middle school and high school students and meets between services on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sundays of the month from October through May.  Previous musical experience is helpful but not necessary for this choir.  This choir participates in Sunday services six-to-eight times per year.

CHIMERS

This hand chime choir is for 2nd through 6th grade children.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evening after supper, 6-7 p.m. from September through mid May.  Musical experience is not a pre-requisite for the Chimers.  They participate in worship services usually one Sunday a month and during our Family Christmas Eve service.