Music and Choirs at Pilgrim
Music is an essential part of worship at Pilgrim Congregational Church. Although we are firmly rooted in classical church traditions, Rachael Kresha, our Director of Music, and Bret Amundson, our Director of Choral Music, provide variety in musical styles and opportunities. Auditions are not necessary to participate in our choirs–Rachael and Bret willingly help singers and ringers figure out how they can contribute to our music program. More information about each of our choirs is available on Pilgrim’s Music and Arts page.
Rehearsals for the 2013-2014 season are as follows:
Bella Campana–small handbell ensemble for experienced handbell ringers
Rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 pm, beginning September 4
Bellissimo Handbell Ringers–larger handbell choir
Rehearses Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00, beginning September 4
Pilgrim Choir–vocal choir, no auditions necessary
Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30, beginning September 11
Joyful Voices–an occasional choir which rehearses a few specific weeks for a given Sunday’s anthem
Rehearses occasionally on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:00, beginning September 11
It is not necessary to read music to sing in Joyful Voices!
Joyful Noise–is an integrative music program for children ages 5-10. This is part of our music outreach. Children in Joyful Noise are not required to attend Pilgrim or come on Sundays. Pre-register for the semester . Classes meet on Thursdays, 6:00 pm, beginning September 26.
Music is an important element in our Sunday School program as well and each Sunday a musician works with our children from 11:00-11:15.