MUSIC PROGRAM

Music has always been in integral part of the life of this church. In that spirit, it is our vision as musicians to embrace both traditional and contemporary music repertoire through our vocal choirs, bell choir, and youth choir.

Chancel Choir

This chancel choir sings weekly at the 11:00 a.m. service, under the direction of Alan Barnes. This group rehearses Thursday nights at 7:00 PM.

Most of the music is traditional and accompanied by our organist on our Moller Organ. This organ was installed in 1984, has 61 pipes, and combines a lush romantic sound with that of a strident Baroque sound.

At least once a month the Chancel choir presents a piece by a major composer (Mendelson, Bach, etc.).

Our chancel choir leads the congregational singing of hymns. The chancel choir joins together with the Bell Ensemble and/or the Contemporary Choir at different times of the year.

Chancel Choir

Praise Choir

The Praise Choir sings weekly at the 9:00 service, under the direction of Alan Barnes. This group rehearses Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM. The group of choristers and instrumentalists is a mix of both the young and young-hearted, singing praise music in a range of musical styles. The group sometimes joins together with the Bell Ensemble and/or the Chancel Choir.

Bell Ensemble

Under the direction of Sue Hoaglund, this large and accomplished bell choir rehearses Tuesday evenings at 6:45 – 7:45. The group generally plays during worship the third or fourth Sunday of each month, sometimes accompanying one of the other choirs but primarily playing full ensemble selections. The bell ensemble performs 3-4 octave music, ringing Schulmerich handbells and chimes. Individual instruction is available for anyone who is inexperienced but can read music well and would like to play.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir rehearses every Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. and sings during worship once per month. Students in grade 1 and up are welcomed to join the PDCC Youth Choir. For more information on this group and the opportunities for children, contact our Music Director, Alan Barnes (401-789-7313).