“Make a joyful noise to the Lord!” Psalm 98:4
Music ministry is a deeply woven thread in our community. Whether by human voice, or by the voice of instruments in chorus, our community loves making a joyful noise to the Lord. We have a rich heritage of hymns and musicals, and a talented congregation that delights in playing instruments. Our entire robust music ministry is volunteer. Each choir, and each instrumental, is done as a free-will love offering by the assembled members.
Our two main choirs on regular rotation are our Youth Choir and our Church Choir.
Our Youth Choir is composed of singers ranging in age from 14 to around 30. They are a talented group, and have been blessed to record a number of CDs. At Christmas they perform a caroling concert at the Alberta Legislature as part of the ‘Celebrate the Season’ event.
Our Church Choir is comprised of singers over the age of 30. Through regular practice, they bless us with soul-moving four part harmonies singing the praises of God. Though many have been singing since they were children, the choir is open to all experience levels for those who love serving the Lord.
Aside from our Youth Choir and our Church Choir, we have several other choirs that bless us throughout the year. These are our Men’s Choir, our Ladies Choir, and our Children’s Choir. Practices are always announced, as they are not in a routine rotation. We take great joy in giving all an opportunity to praise God through whatever talents He has given them.
Beyond our choirs, we also are blessed to have many talented volunteer musicians in our congregation. On the last Sunday of every month, as well as at special occasions, you will hear our Brass Band play marches and accompany the congregation in hymns of praise. We also have an active Junior Brass Band where children can learn worthwhile skills for life. Furthermore, we have a robust and talented Orchestra group with an arrangement of string and woodwind instruments, who like the Brass Band, bless us once a month.
Because of our rich musical heritage, our services are frequently enriched by songs and musical pieces performed by any assortment of members from our various musical ministries. We praise God for the beauty He shows us through music, and we rejoice in reflecting His glories back to Him through our service.