Music

Instrumentalists and singers of all ages find regular opportunities to offer their talents for the glory of God, in worship and other activities. These musicians are an integral part of both worship services and take their musical message beyond the sanctuary through concerts and community programs.

We invite all interested persons to take part in our music program.

For information on any of the singing choirs, please contact William McCorkle. Come, lend your voice and love for music to our joyful noise!

If you read music and are interested in participating in any of the handbell choirs, even as a substitute, please contact William McCorkle for adult handbells or Mayumi Smitka for youth handbells. For anyone interested in learning more about handbells, or discussing the possibility of ringing with us, William or Mayumi will be happy to meet with you to show you a little bit about technique and reading handbell music.

Vocal Choirs

Adult Choir

The ADULT CHOIR rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. We sing at most of the 11:00 worship services after a warm-up at 10:30, and we present special music programs in the church and beyond. We explore new music while drawing on the rich resources of our choral library. Extensive musical experience is NOT necessary. Contact William McCorkle for more info.

Youth Choir

Our choir for young people (through 6th grade) uses fun music and activities to build fellowship and faith through singing, as we prepare music for worship services and other occasions, such as musical dramas and community outreach. We welcome all of our young people as well as youth from other churches where there are not established choirs. Our flexible format provides separate singing opportunities for younger and older children as well as for the whole group together. The YOUTH CHOIR meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 9:45 (before Sunday School) in Room 200.

Rehearsals are full of good fellowship, and a lot of learning - about music and about our faith and how we put it into practice in worship.

The choir participates in worship on a regular basis, and members also participate in field trips and other fun activities. Singing in choir gives our youngsters a wonderful opportunity to grow in the faith - something the congregation promises to support every time a child is baptized. Please remember these promises, and help us to bring even more of our young people into active participation in the worship and fellowship of the church through our choirs.

Youth Musicians

All older church youth (grades 7 through 12) with an interest in music are encouraged to share their talents! The Lam Teen Tintinnabulators (see below), Early Worship music, Youth Sundays and adult choir are just some of the ways in which young musicians can participate. We'll be in touch as opportunities arise, but don't hesitate to let us know of your interests. Don't hide your light under a bushel!

Handbell Choirs

Lam Handbell Choir

The LAM HANDBELL CHOIR consists of 13 adult handbell ringers, and rehearses Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:00 in room 205 of Murray Hall. If you read music and are interested in participating in the Lam Handbell Choir, please contact William McCorkle. We are in short supply of substitute ringers, so please prayerfully consider joining this ministry in that capacity.

Lam Teen Tintinnabulators

The LAM TEEN TINTINNABULATORS is a handbell ringing choir for youth, grades 8-12 (sometimes younger, depending on a student's musical background) that rehearses Sunday evenings, usually from 5-6 p.m. in room 205 of Murray Hall. We currently have two positions open and are always in need of substitutes. If you read music and are interested in participating in the Lam Teen Tintinnabulators, please contact Mayumi Smitka.

Other Instrumentalists

We welcome the participation of instrumentalists of all kinds in our worship (both services!) and other church activities. If you (or someone you know) would enjoy sharing his or her talents in this way, please contact William McCorkle.

Our Instruments

Fisk Organ

The fire that burned our sanctuary in 2000, destroyed our old organ. As part of the reconstruction we commissioned a pipe organ from C.B. Fisk, Inc., of Gloucester, MA. In 2006 the congregation turned out to unload the organ's many parts. Tuning and voicing of the organ was completed in the spring of 2007 and it was formally dedicated to God's service in January, 2008.

The organ accompanies worship services and is used for special recitals and programs.

Lam Handbells

For more information on our handbells and their origin, click Lam Handbells.

For anyone interested in learning more about handbells, or discussing the possibility of ringing with us, William McCorkle will be happy to meet with you to show you a little bit about technique and reading handbell music. Just give a call or send an e-mail! Thanks!