The Ascension choirs and instrumentalists are vital to our Sunday worship. Our choirs and instrumental groups are open to singers and musicians high school age through adult. We welcome those of various skill levels and musical backgrounds. Our singers and instrumentalists enjoy musical training, devotions and fellowship through weekly rehearsals and other gatherings. The choirs sing music from around the world and across the centuries, from chant and hymns to pieces by composers such as Palestrina, J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, Benjamin Britten, Paul Manz and John Rutter.
The Ascension Chorale sings once a month at the 8:30 am Sunday service from September through May. Open to all singers high school age through adult. Practices are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and on Sunday mornings between the services once a month.
Ascension Worship Choir
The Ascension Worship Choir sings about once a month at the 10:30 am Sunday service from August through May. Open all singers high school age through adult. Practices are on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:30 am on the Sundays the group sings and at other times as arranged.
Ascension Festival Choir
The Festival Choir sings for Ascension's annual Advent Lessons and Carols (first weekend of December) and other special services throughout the year (Christmas, Easter, etc.). Open to all singers high school age through adult. Practices are on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm for several weeks prior to special services.
The Children's Choir sings about once a month at the 10:30 am Sunday service from September through May. Occasional practices after the 10:30 service and practice immediately before the service at 9:45 am the Sunday the group sings.
This group plays for the 10:30 am service and practices on Sundays and other times as scheduled. Instrumentation is keyboards, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and percussion. Open by audition to those with advanced skills, high school age through adult.
This string and woodwind groups plays once a month at the 8:30 am Sunday service and special events. Practice times vary.
Our projectionists use the AV computer to run the slide show that contains the liturgy, prayers and music for each of our Sunday services. Computer or tech experience is not necessary to do this job, the slide show is prepared in advance. Projectionists are scheduled for one service a month and arrive 15 minutes before the service begins when they are serving.
The music ministry is always looking for volunteers to help, host social events, assist at special services and concerts, and proofread service slides, music and other publications as needed. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact us.