The Adult Choir is a group consisting of men, women, and young people who meet weekly and sing weekly at the 10:30am service each Sunday Morning. Currently, rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 -8:30pm from September through May. The group sings mostly 4-part music, from Bach to Contemporary. Anyone interested is encouraged to join! Reading music is not a requirement… only the love of singing and serving! For more information please contact Pam Slater, Director of Music. 518-622-3020.
The Folk Choirs are under the director of Shirley Algozzine. The 10:30am Service Folk Choir rehearses following the Adult choir rehearsals on Monday evening from 8:30 til 9:00. They rehearse and sing weekly. The 8:15 folk choir rehearses (to be determined). Both folk choirs provide a slightly different style of music from the adult choir and provide anthems and lead in the songs during communion. Anyone who loves to sing and serve is encouraged to join!
A Festival Choir is organized to sing at our Christmas Festival in December and for a special Lenten presentation in the spring. Rehearsals are for a month or two before the event and are scheduled on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. This gives those who would love to serve but want a shorter commitment time than singing in Adult choir an opportunity. Watch for notices in the Sunday bulletin for when these rehearsals will begin. For more information, contact Pam Slater (622-3020)
Instrumentalists are welcome to participate in our ministry and are encouraged to do so. A Festival Band is organized for the Christmas Festival in December and includes any instrumentalists from 5th grade through adults. A Festival Brass Ensemble is organized for the Easter services. Occasionally other opportunities arise for small ensembles or soloists throughout the year…depending on available instruments. If you play an instrument and would like to serve in this capacity , please let Pam Slater know!
Resound -Bell Choir
Resound Bell choir is a group of 12 or 13 adults and advanced young people who meet regularly on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. This group also serves as an outreach and inreach ministry in our church and community. Players learn to read music, learn the different ringing techniques, learn to coordinate their efforts with the other members of the “team” and have fun and fellowship while playing our 4 octaves of Malmark handbells! They play several times a year in church and participate in a gala Bell concert in May with all of the bell choirs. We are always searching for new members as our young people graduate. Please contact Pam Slater if you are interested.