Music

Eastminster has a robust and diverse music program with opportunities for everyone!

CONGREGATION - If you attend one of Eastminster's worship services you are part of the most important music ensemble at our church! God's word tells us again and again to lift our voices in song to praise, worship, encourage, mourn, testify, and teach. Music has the power to express things that mere words cannot, and we hope that all those who participate in worship will join the congregational song with full hearts and voices.

CHANCEL CHOIR - Our adult choral ensemble provides musical leadership at our 10:30 am Sunday services. The choir also prepares for special seasonal services and concerts throughout the year. Led by a core of professional singers, this group performs a wide variety of musical styles and is open to anyone, regardless of musical training or experience. Come sing with us!! Rehearsals are at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays.

WORSHIP TEAM - This select group of musicians provides participates regularly in worship and other special events during the year. The ensemble focuses on some of the great new music being written for worship as well as re-imagining classic hymns in a more contemporary way. Rehearsals are generally held on Sunday mornings.

ADULT HANDBELLS - A group of dedicated handbell ringers participate in Sunday services several times throughout the year as well as at seasonal events and concerts. All are welcome! Previous experience is not necessary, but basic music reading ability is strongly suggested. Rehearsals are at 6:30 pm on Thursdays.

ORCHESTRA - Our orchestra accompanies the hymns for worship once a month and on other special occasions.  This inter-generational ensemble includes players with a wide range of skill levels, from beginning elementary string players to professional orchestral musicians.

YOUTH MUSIC ENSEMBLE - Middle- and high-school aged musicians have the opportunity to use their talents in a variety of ways: vocally, instrumentally, and with handbells. The ensemble participates in Sunday worship several times during the year as well as special events and concerts. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:15 pm - immediately prior to the youth group meeting.

CHILDREN'S CHOIRS - Elementary-aged children are welcome to participate in this ensemble that emphasizes fun, movement, and musical development. The children participate in our Sunday worship services several times throughout the year as well as at other special events. The class for children in Kindergarten-Grade 2 meets on Tuesdays at 5pm.  The class for children Grades 3-5 meets on Thursdays at 5:00 pm.

CHERUB CHOIR - This lively ensemble is run in conjunction with the Eastminster Preschool program and is open to children ages four and five.

SOLOS and SMALL ENSEMBLES - We love to include vocal or instrumental music, separate from our regular ensembles, in worship at Eastminster. We are always looking for opportunities to use the talents of guests and those in our congregation. If you would like to share your musical gifts, or know someone who might, please let us know!

MEDIA:

"For Unto Us A Child Is Born" (G.F. Handel) - Chancel Choir

"But Who May Abide / Refiner's Fire" (G.F. Handel) - Gabrielle Beteag

"Rejoice Greatly" (G.F. Handel) - Amy Baker

"Christ's Redemption" (D. Gawthrop) - Chancel Choir - commissioned for EPC's 50th Anniversary in 2017

"Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (arr. Meade) - Jarius Cliett and Daniel Dalpiaz

2017 KIRKING OF THE TARTANS - 50th Anniversary Service