Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Music


Music is an integral part of worship at the Church of Peace.  Each Sunday the Praise Band opens the service leading the congregation in song.  Throughout the year different ensembles and instrumentalists perform at special events at the church and in the community.  There are also several musical groups in which to participate.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is the Church of Peace’s adult choir.  The choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. and sings during the Sunday service twice a month from September-May.  During the summer months, soloists provide special music for the service.  Music sung in worship includes all styles of classical music, spirituals and gospels, contemporary, and standard church music.  The Chancel Choir is open to anyone 7th grade through adult.  Jessica Waytenick directs the chancel choir.

Bell Choir

The Bell Choir at the Church of Peace meets weekly after the Sunday service and performs in worship monthly from September through May.  The bell choir plays traditional handbells and choir chimes in a wide variety of music.  All ages are welcome to participate.  Curtis Oelschlaeger directs the bell choir.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir at the Church of Peace is available for Kindergarten through 6th grade children.  They practice at 9 a.m. weekly on Sundays during Sunday School and perform monthly in worship from September through May.  The Sunday School and Children’s Choir put on a Christmas play and musical in the spring.  The director is Mary Kae Waytenick, Director of Music.