Music is such an important part of worship at PDCC, and music (and the arts as a whole) is such an important part of our personal development in life; it can provide joy, solace, social engagement, entertainment and more!
Our handbell choir plays in church once a month, on some special occasions, and on “Music Sunday”. Our bell ensemble performs 2-3 octave music, is comprised of 8-10 ringers and we ring Schulmerich handbells and chimes. We rehearse every Tuesday at 6:30 and are always looking for new ringers! Reading music is not necessary, but helpful. Please contact Tricia Halloran if you are interested in joining or just trying it out. We rehearse Tuesday nights. If we have a few new ringers we can start a “beginners bell choir”! We look forward to hearing from you!
Music for our Contemporary service is sung in four part SATB style. It incorporates popular song forms and styles that are currently popular in our society. Keyboard, drums and electric guitar are most often used and lyrics are written in modern language. The music is chosen to frame the sermon and scripture of the day. It should leave you singing a phrase that connects you to the service throughout the week. Our Contemporary Singers meet to rehearse on Tuesday nights and anyone is welcome to join us!
Traditional services include classical and modern sacred hymns and music accompanied by organ and/or piano. There are new and well-known hymns that the choir performs independently and leads the congregation in the worship music. Hymns are chosen thoughtfully so that they integrate with the scripture readings, sermon and church year. They tell the story of the day’s worship, reminding us of God’s faithfulness and the power in praising and rejoicing in God. Rehearsals are early Thursday evenings - new members are always welcome to join us.