Music at Pilgrim
There are many and various ways to participate in music at Pilgrim—from singing hymns in the congregation to singing and leading from the chancel in one of our choirs, from playing an instrument to leading the congregation in liturgical song as a Sunday morning cantor. Sharing our musical gifts in worship is a servant ministry. We sing or play, not to bring glory and praise to ourselves as musicians, but rather to glorify the One who made us and to bless the people who gather to worship with us. Whatever your musical gifts or inclinations may be, Pilgrim invites you to use them to give glory to God and to inspire God’s people in worship.
A non-auditioned choir of adults of all ages, rehearsing weekly from 7:15 to 8:45 pm on most Wednesdays (early September through early June). The choir sings all but one Sunday every month, as well as special services such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday. Our repertoire comes from a variety of church music from around the world, with an emphasis on traditional and classical music of moderate difficulty.
Our Chancel Choir is also supported by a number of Choral Scholars. For information about the program or to apply, please click here for a one-page description of the opportunity.
Y'All Come Choir
During several Sundays of the year, especially in the summer and for certain holiday weekends, any singers (approximately middle school age through adult) are invited to show up 45 minutes before the scheduled service time to learn an easy piece of music on the spot. These opportunities are advertised in the Pilgrim Newsletter and other Pilgrim Lutheran Church publications. Memorial Day weekend and a Sunday or two in August are particularly common times we offer this.
Contemplative Prayer Choir
A choir for tenors and basses, occasionally leading evening worship.
Children and Youth Choirs
Singing in choir is a wonderful way for children to learn about and express their faith, have fun singing, and meet new friends in the church! No previous choir experience or ability to read music is necessary. We offer 3 choirs: Cherub Choir (pre-K and Kindergarten), Jubilee Choir (1-3 grade), and Junior Choir (4-8 grade). The Junior and Jubilee Choirs each sing approximately once every 3 weeks for worship and rehearse almost every Wednesday. A schedule is prepared and available from the director at the beginning of each semester. New members are welcome to join the choirs at any time during the year. The voices of children are an important part of our worship at Pilgrim! These choirs are directed by Maggie Priola (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other Ensembles at Pilgrim
If you would like to be in a group that meets quarterly or even just for a special one-time occasion, please contact the Music Director, Paul Stever, at SteverPaul55@aol.com. We often have a special ensemble of some kind getting ready to play for an up coming service, perhaps brass for a festival service or an instrumental ensemble leading a variety of global music.