Music plays an integral role in the life and worship of our church. Central to our philosophy of music is the concept of congregational participation. Whether it takes the form of singing an anthem in one of our choirs, playing an instrument, or singing a hymn from the pew, it is our goal to incorporate every member of this worshipping community into the musical life of the parish.
Immanuel has a strong tradition of choral and instrumental music. Our current program includes:
The goal of this choir is for all the children (age 3-Grade 1) to enjoy music through Christian fellowship. At each rehearsal they will have opportunities to learn about music and their faith by singing Bible songs, hymns, and folk songs, using dramatization, improvisation, and movement, playing rhythm instruments and Orff instruments. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 5:20-5:50 p.m. More Information
Children (grades 2-6) will be given the opportunity to interact in a caring atmosphere with the following concepts: to understand God's love for each of them, to be able to fulfill God's desire to serve the Christian community in song, to develop a basic understanding of musical symbols and terms, to experience the singing and learning of some new and traditional hymns of the church, and to develop a rudimentary understanding of the techniques involved in singing. The Junior Choir will perform a Christmas Musical on Dec 24, giving students a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talents. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. More information
The chimer choir is for children in grades 2 and up. This choir learns the basic techniques of ringing as well as improving sight reading and improving musicality. Like the Junior Choir, this group plays in church about once a month. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-6:30 p.m. More information
Sr. and Jr. High Youth Opportunities
If you would like to sing a solo, a duet, sing in a small group or perform on your instrument at worship please contact Kim Nelson or Stephen Longenecker. We will schedule rehearsals based on students’ availability and interests.
The handbell choir is open to anyone from high school to adult. An ability to read music is a necessity for playing in this choir. Rehearsals stress good ringing technique, sight reading, improving musicianship and ensemble skills. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
The senior choir is made up of young people and adults. This choir provides music at the 9:00 liturgy each week, as well as the many special liturgies held throughout the year. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:00 p.m.