Ebenezer offers a comprehensive Music Ministry. Choirs for all ages, lay liturgists and song leaders, music camp for children and youth, volunteer directors/accompanists, and the Patrons and Friends of the Arts concert series are highlights of this ministry.
The Choirs at Ebenezer
The Chancel Choir is open to youth and adults and serves as the primary musical leadership for worship service. This choir of mixed voices sings a wide range of sacred music from the earliest advent of choral literature to modern works.
In addition to supporting the liturgy on a weekly basis and singing at all Festivals, the choir will focus on one or two major works per year, presenting them as a gift to the Ebenezer community and the public, at large. This choir rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with extra rehearsals as scheduled. The Chancel Choir meets in room M1 in the music wing.
In addition to our Chancel Choir, we have a variety of musicians who contribute to the musical leadership in service each week. These musicians lead us in more modern musical selections with the use of guitars, djembe, piano, etc. We have singers in both groups.
The Ebenezer Handbell Choir is a group of 14 ringers who play advanced handbell music. New ringers or substitutes are welcome. This group plays in worship once per month.
Other Music Programs at Ebenezer
Many Ebenezer members/disciples serve as volunteer directors, helpers, or accompanists for various aspects of our Music Ministry. Those with these talents are encouraged to use their gifts as part of the music leadership team and should speak to the pastor.
ASSISTING MINISTERS AND OTHER LITURGISTS
Children, youth, and adults often lead liturgy and psalmody, and will receive instruction from the Minister of Music & Worship. (It should be noted that not all Assisting Ministers need to sing and not all liturgists need to serve as Assisting Ministers.)
Patrons and Friends of the Arts
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer offers an annual series of concerts that are open to the public beginning each fall. Funding sources include individual and corporate sponsors, cultural grants, and free will offerings. The board of directors includes members of Ebenezer and the community at large.