God has richly blessed the choirs of the Moorings Presbyterian Church over the years, and the words of Psalm 33 have been well-executed in worship: ‘Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.”
While many churches have found their voice through more modern music aesthetics, the Moorings Choirs confirms the centuries-old history of choral repertoire that celebrates God with generations of saints who have come before us. We boldly embrace the participation of our choirs in worship, and celebrate the life that they bring to worship and to God.
The semi-professional Chancel Choir consists of both professional and volunteer singers, and participates in worship 52 Sundays throughout the year. The choir sings everything from modern American music by the likes of Stephen Paulus to the English Cathedral standbys of C.H.H. Parry, as well as renaissance polyphony and an occasional gospel anthem. The Chancel Choir is a spirited and joyous group of individuals who are passionate about embracing Mooring’s mission of transforming lives for Christ, and are cherished by the congregation.
From October through May, rehearsals occur on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm and again prior to the service on Sunday, while the ‘summer choir’ rehearses only on Sunday mornings. While music-reading ability is preferred, we warmly welcome all individuals who have a love of music and a heart for praising God to contact the Director of Music, Dr. Christopher Dekker, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more.
The kids choir is open to all children ages preschool through 5th grade, and participates in worship several times per year. There are no musical requirements, and the entire Moorings congregation is enthusiastic about the participation of children in worship and supports them vigorously. For more information, please contact Direct of Music, Dr. Christopher Dekker, at email@example.com.
Under the direction of internationally-acclaimed handbell composer and clinician Bill Griffin, the Moorings Ringers rehearses on Sunday afternoons from October through May, and participates in worship approximately once per month. Consisting of 13 ringers, they play a set of six-octave Malmark handbells. All individuals interested in participating are warmly welcomed to reach out to Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morning Bells are directed by internationally-acclaimed handbell composer and clinician Bill Griffin and rehearse each Thursday morning from October through May at 9:30am. The approximately 12 ringers utilize the church’s Malmark hand bells and hand chimes, and play a leadership role in approximately once per month. Those interested in joining should contact Bill at email@example.com.