Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Due to weather warnings,
all evening activities/rehearsals have
Motet Choir Throughout our history, the Motet Choir has been a treasure of the church. On almost every Sunday of the school year, the choir presents great religious anthems of many styles and leads the congregation in hymns. In addition, the choir performs large choral masterpieces with orchestra or instrumental ensembles each year; Rutter's Gloria and Requiem, the Faure Requiem, Shubert's Mass in G, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and Handel's Christmas Messiah. For almost eighty years, the choir has presented a Candlelight Concert which has become a Muskegon holiday tradition. The Motet Choir includes over fifty volunteer singers and choir scholars.
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings of the school year from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shema Choir: The name is taken from the ancient Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael meaning "Hear, O Isreal!" This unique ensemble of twenty four singers presents music from Gregorian Chant to Gospel and Jazz. They are know for their close harmonies and complex rhythmic styles of anthems.
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings of the school year from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Canterbury Handbell Choir: Since ancient times, bells have been associated with worship. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of texture, a bell ensemble acts as one with the instrument, with each ringer is responsible for a particular set of notes. The Canterbury Bells is made up of twelve to fourteen ringers who perform both solo music as well as hymn accompaniments.
Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings of the school year from 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Festival Brass: The ensemble consists of trumpets, trombones, horns, and tubas and has long played an eagerly-anticipated role in the church's Christmas Eve and Easter Services. The ensembles patriotic services for Memorial Day and Fourth of July have been inspiring and motivational to it's listeners. The group does not maintain a regular rehearsal schedule;
Rehearsals are arranged to the needs of the ensemble to prepare for seasonal services and events.