Grace choirs sing for Sunday morning worship and for special occasions. The choirs' musical leadership glorifies God, gives voice to our shared faith, and supports the congregation's own singing.
Senior Choir This all-volunteer mixed-voice ensemble sings at either the 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. worship service on most Sundays from September through May. The Senior Choir also sings for festival services and the monthly Bach Cantata Vespers. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (8:15 p.m. during Advent and Lent).
The Senior Choir is directed by Grace’s Cantor, Michael Costello. Singers from outside the Grace congregation are welcome to join and participate. Previous choral or musical experience is helpful. For more information, contact Grace.
Women's Choir This treble-voice choir sings once or twice a month on Sunday mornings and participates in festival services and concerts. The choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., under the direction of Claudia Beguin. For more information, .
Youth Choir Youth Choir includes singers in grades 7-12. The choir meets after the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays,beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m. Lunch is followed by a 45-minute rehearsal, ending at 1:30 p.m. The group sings in worship services approximately once a month during the school year. For more information .
Joyful Voices Joyful Voices includes singers in grades 1-6. The choir rehearses onWednesdays during the school year, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and sings in worship services on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings approximately once a month. For more information .
School Choirs Grace School students participate in choir as part of the music curriculum, singing for congregational worship services several times during the school year. School choirs also sing for school chapel services and other musical events. Students in grades 7-8 may choose to be part of the handbell ensemble. All of these groups rehearse during the school day.
The Children’s Christmas Eve Services, at 4:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on December 24, are one of the highlights of children’s music-making at Grace. For these services, Grace Lutheran School students are joined by children from the Sunday School and confirmation classes at Grace. More than 150 children participate in the choirs for these services.
Handbells The Adult Handbell Ensemble rehearses on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30. Experienced teen-age ringers make up the Youth Handbell Ensemble. For more information about these groups, .