Sharing God’s Grace with our Ministry of Music
GRACE’S CHOIR SCHEDULE
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GRACE CHOIRS 2017 into 2018
– groupings, rehearsal schedule and dates when choirs sing/ring –
Cherub Choir – ages 4 through 1st grade – rehearse Wednesdays, 5:15 – 5:30 pm in the choir room starting with Primetime on August 29. On Sunday mornings when the choir sings, there will be a “warm-up” session in the choir room (time to be announced by “take home” note). Thereafter, children sit with parents until the time to sing, usually just before the Children’s sermon. This choir will again join forces with those of the preschool for some services. Director: Tammy Baier. Services presently scheduled: Sept. 16 (10:45); Oct. 21 with Pre-school (10:45), Dec. 2 (8:30) Dec.24 (4:30) (others in 2019 Mar.3 (Transfiguration – Dixieland) and Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 14.
Messengers – Grades 2 and 3 – rehearse Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 pm in the choir room starting with Primetime on August 29. On Sunday mornings when the choir sings they will usually meet at 8 am for warmup/review and again during the first 15 minutes of the 10:45 am service if choir sings both services. In these cases, singers are dismissed to their parents when the Children’s sermon occurs in the 10:45 service. Director Tammy Baier. Services presently scheduled: Sept.23 with Joyful Sound (JS): (8:30); Oct. 28 (8:30); Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving Eve 7 pm – warm-up 6:25 pm); Dec. 16 with JS (10:45); Dec.24 (4:30) (others in 2019 include Mar. 3 (10:45), Feb.11 (Transfiguration – Dixieland 8:30 & 10:45) full services. and Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 14
Grace Liturgical Dance: Younger children prepare dance presentations for 10:45 contemporary services throughout the year. Weekly rehearsals are Saturdays 10-11 am beginning Sept. 8. Other dance and “dance as fitness” opportunities for all ages are available as well. Contact Dance coordinator, Kim Mc Laughlin via a flyer displayed at the church or on the Grace website to learn more.
Grace Chimes (Children’s Hand-Chime Choir)–Grades 2 through 4 – rehearse Wednesdays, 4:45-5:15 pm as of Aug. 29 in room 102. Warm-ups are in the choir loft @ 7:30 am SHARP on Sundays the choir Chimes. Services presently scheduled are Sept. 23, Oct. 28th (Reformation Sunday) and December 16 (Advent). All are 8:30 services. Frequently Chime tables need to be removed from the loft after the 8:30 service. We ask the help of parents to get this accomplished quickly. Director Jan Burns
Joyful Sound – Grades 4 through 6 – rehearse Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm in the choir room and usually at 8 am for warm-up/review on Sundays when the choir sings and/or then after Sunday School for 10:45. If the choir sings both services, singers are dismissed to their parents at the time of the 10:45 Children’s sermon. Director Tammy Baier. Services presently scheduled: Sept. 23 with Messengers (8:30); Nov. 4 (8:30); Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving Eve 7 pm, warm-up 6:25); Dec. 16 with Messengers (10:45); Dec.24 (4:30), (others in 2018 including Jan. 28 (8:30), Feb. 11 Transfiguration – Dixieland (8:30 & 10:45) full services.
Graceful Ringers – Grades 5 – 8 – rehearse Sundays, 6:30-7:15 (occasionally 7:30 pm The season starts Sept. 9 with initial sessions designed for first time ringers and certain current ringers to assist. Rehearsals are held in room 102. Warm-ups are in the choir loft @ 7:30 am SHARP on Sundays the choir rings. Frequently bell tables need to be removed from the loft after ringing at the 8:30 service. We need the help of parents to get this accomplished quickly. Director Jan Burns. Services presently scheduled: Nov. 4, Dec. 9 & Dec. 24 (4:30) (plus dates in 2019).
Youthful Spirit – Grades 7 & 8 – rehearse Sundays 5:15-6:15 pm in the choir room. Rehearsals begin Sept. 9 and for the initial rehearsals will be combined with Laudate (high school choir).Warm-up for services they sing @ 8:30 is at 7:45 am in the choir room. When they also sing at 10:45 am, they are dismissed when the Children’s sermon occurs. Director Carrie Filetti. Services presently scheduled: Sept. 30 (8:30); Nov. 18 : choir’s female voices (8:30), Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving Eve 7 pm, warm-up 6:15); Nov. 25: choir’s male voices (8:30); Dec.9 (8:30); Dec. 24 (7:30 pm); Jan.27 (8:30) (additional services in 2019 including March 3 Transfiguration – Dixie 8:30 & 10:45 full services and Rogation, April 28.
Laudate – Grades 9-12 – rehearse Sundays starting Sept. 9. We will start the season combined with Youthful Spirit so initial rehearsals will be held from 5:15-6:15 in the choir room though Laudate rehearsals are normally 6:30-7:30 pm. Warm-up for services when the choir sings @ 8:30 is at 7:45 am in the choir room. When the choir also sings at 10:45 am, they are normally dismissed when the Children’s sermon occurs. Director Carrie Filetti. Services presently scheduled: Sept. 30 (8:30); Nov. 18 : choir’s female voices (8:30), Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving Eve 7 pm, warm-up 6:15); Nov. 25: choir’s male voices (8:30); Dec.9 (8:30); Dec. 24 (7:30 pm); Jan.27 (8:30) (additional services in 2019 including March 3 Transfiguration – Dixie 8:30 & 10:45 full services and Rogation, April 28.
Revelation Ringers – Grade 9 thru adulthood – rehearse Wednesdays starting Sept. 5 6:00-6:45 pm in room 102. Ring in services approximately every 4-6 weeks @ 8:30. Warm-up for services @ 7:30 am. Revelation Ringers will ring on October 14, November 18, December 16, 2018 and January 20, 2019. Director Terry Aavang
Chancel Choir- open to singers grade 9 through adulthood – rehearse Wednesdays as of August 29 and continuing throughout the year 7pm-9 pm in the sanctuary. Warmup rehearsals on Sunday when choir sings, usually at 7:50 am in the choir room. Warm-ups for special non- 8:30 services occur one hour before service begins. Choir normally sings three Sundays each month beginning Sept. 9. In addition the year includes all celebrated festival services, Thanksgiving Eve, possible hymn festivals & cantatas with large instrumental ensembles as well as Transfiguration (Dixieland jazz) Mar. 3, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Director: Ron Fredriksen.
The above listings do not include services whose music is led by soloists or adult small groups or adults leading contemporary worship which information is available under separate cover. Contact Ron Fredriksen for a copy. There are also openings for contemporary service singers and band members as well as small instrumental ensembles.
Festival Choirs/Children’s Christmas Program – Festival rehearsals are mostly Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (some Thursdays) as scheduled in advance of Christmas, Transfiguration, Easter, and other festival weekends. Singers who are unable to commit to a regular choir but still wish to sing a few times a year will find our Festival Choirs a great option. Grace’s children present an annual Christmas Program in December. Rehearsals for drama and singing parts begin in November and are usually on Saturdays. All children who wish to participate are welcome—from
Instrumentalists – Instrumentalists of all kinds and abilities are welcome to share their gifts with the congregation in solo, ensemble and large group settings. Our 10:45 a.m. Sunday contemporary service band is a great place to join an ensemble in uplifting praise music. The ability to read music (chord symbols for guitar and bass) is necessary. Help will be provided for those who need assistance in preparing to join this group. Our 8:30 a.m. and festival worship services often involve small and large orchestral accompaniments. We are seeking players for new ensembles, especially brass. Small group and individual instrumentalists also enjoy playing at our relaxed 5:00 p.m. Saturday service. Contact Ron Fredriksen to learn how you can use your instrument in God’s praise!
Sight and Sound Team – Singers or non-singers can help our music ministers by setting up and taking down equipment used for our presentations, including sound technicians. Teams would help with contemporary services and special services including cantatas and children’s presentations.
Special Music Offerings – Individuals, duets, small groups and other opportunities are always available for those who wish to share their gifts in worship! Piano accompanists are also needed for our children and youth choirs.