Music is an integral part of worship at Immanuel, and there are many opportunities for service within our Music Ministry.
The Immanuel Choir sings for the 10:30 service three or four Sundays a month. In addition, the choir leads music for Holy Week and other special services, including Bach Cantata Vespers services. This friendly group is open to all, and members normally range in age from high school through adult. Prior choral experience and music reading ability are helpful. Rehearsals are at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.
The Bell Choir rings for the 10:30 service once a month. This group is open to all, regardless of prior ringing experience. Music reading ability is a distinct advantage, but we can also teach you what you need to know. Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on the weekend that the bells are ringing.
Living Prayer is a small group of musicians who present a contemporary style musical offering several times a year.
A children’s choir made up of Sunday School students sings at the 10:30 service three or four times a year. They rehearse as a part of Sunday School lessons.
The Chime Choir is a small group of children, grades 2 and up, who meet seasonally for 4-6 weeks to prepare to ring as a part of Sunday morning worship.
Bach Cantata Vespers
Immanuel Lutheran Church has a long tradition of presenting Bach’s cantatas within the liturgical context of a Vespers Service. This year we will be presenting two Bach Cantata Vespers Services.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
BWV 23, Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn
(Thou, very God, and David’s Son)
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
BWV 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
(Unto Thee, Lord, I Lift My Soul)
Our choir takes a break over the summer, and the music at the Offertory is provided by able volunteers from the congregation.
For more information about the Music Ministry at Immanuel Lutheran, please contact our Music Director at SuzanneAndersonILC@gmail.com.