Music is a really important part of the worship experience – both for people who make music and those who listen. Congregational singing is led mostly from the piano, occasionally from the organ for a more traditional hymn. The hymns we sing are a blend of new and old, and include worship music from different parts of the world. All the words of the hymns are projected on the screen, but if you read music you're welcome to pick up hymnbooks at the door.
The Voice Choir meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm, in the Worship Space. With our Director of Music – Diane Lines – the Choir leads congregational singing as well as offering individual pieces of music for reflection. If you like to sing – whether you’ve had no musical training or much – you’re invited to come and join us!
The Handbell Choir meets Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, in the lounge. The sounds of the handbells are beautiful, with the choir offering their ministry in worship regularly during the year, as well as seasonal concerts and outreach into the community.
We also have created a PopUp Gospel/Jazz Choir called Grace Notes, gathering guest musicians and vocalists! We’re also looking for people in the congregation and community who would be willing to add their musical gifts to our worship life, supporting – and adding to – the work of our Director of Music and church choirs. Rhythm, string, brass, voice… let the church office know if you’d like to share in the ministry of music. Grace Notes meets on the first Thursday of the month, from 7:30pm - 9:00pm.
Once a month we feature local jazz musicians in an afternoon Jazz Vespers service. You can find out more about Jazz Vespers and the upcoming featured artists here.