Music is vital part of our life at Memorial. We have on-going vocal and instrumental programs. We have a number of individuals and groups who bring their talents to enhance our experience of worship. That’s an important point. At Memorial, we see music as an essential part of the way we worship together.
While we are very proud of the work of our musicians, we do not think of what they do as performing, but rather as helping all of us to deepen our sense of the presence of God in our world.
Our choir usually sings at the 10 a.m. service on the first, second and third Sundays of the month between September and May. Director Jonathan Schroerlucke selects a wide range of music for the choir to sing — choral works by the great composers, contemporary pieces, classic hymns, and Gospel tunes. The choir prepares a special selection of music for the third Sunday of Advent as part of our preparation for Christmas. The choir rehearses between Labor Day and Memorial Day on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Jonathan Schroerlucke.
Our bell choir adds its distinctive sound to 10 a.m. worship on the fourth Sunday of the month between September and May as well as on special occasions. The choir draws on a varied repertoire of sacred music to enhance our Sunday worship. It rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. New members are always welcome to join in. Betsy Robbins in the director of our bell choir. You can reach her by email.
Memorial UCC has many talented musicians in our midst. Mark Sieger gathers them together to provide music at our 10 a.m. service on those months when there is a fifth Sunday. New instrumentalists are always welcome to join. You can reach Mark through his email.
Each Spring, Terry Kiss Frank leads our children and teens in a musical drama, often one she has created herself. It is a delightful experience for our young people to be part of an inspiring for our congregation to watch.