Ensembles

 
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Hallelujah Ringers

Abiding Presence Brass

Abiding Presence Orchestra

 

Details

Questions? Contact David E. Chávez, Music & Worship Minister, at dave@abidingpresence.net.

More detailed ensemble descriptions are below. We have ensembles There are plenty of other ways to be involved as well, including serving on our indispensable tech team, offering special solos or small ensemble pieces, joining our special-occasion choirs (for Thanksgiving Eve, Easter, funerals and memorial services, and other special services), serving as a cantor at our Saturday Vespers service, assisting with organizing and maintaining our music library, and other logistics and behind-the-scenes work.

To stay up-to-date on special events and schedule updates, make sure to also sign up for the Abiding Presence Weekly E-News and check the box for “AP Music & Arts.”


Adult Choir

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from September (starting up again September 10, 2019) to May. The choir sings music from all eras from Renaissance to contemporary, accompanied by varied instrumentation (a cappella, organ/piano, orchestra, etc.). As worship leaders during the Sunday morning 11:00 traditional service and various special services, the choir is integral to supporting congregational participation in worship. If you love to sing, this is a great way to be involved! 

  • Open to all adults, high school students, and (with director permission) middle schoolers


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Children's Choirs

  • Age-appropriate activities, singing songs and playing instruments to lift praises to the Lord! The choir groups give children the opportunity to socialize with their friends and have fun singing, signing and dancing! The children learn songs with the aid of recordings and the piano. Those who are readers and learning to read will be introduced to written music. Sign language and movement help in learning the songs and enhances the presentation of the songs. Instruments help teach rhythm while having fun making a joyful noise!

  • Assists in leading worship about once a month during the program year, plus special services and holidays. Participates in Christmas drama and Spring musical annually.

  • Open to all children from preschool through 5th grade; email lori@abidingpresence.net to be added to the email list, or just show up!

  • Rehearses during Wednesday Night Gathering (half hour rehearsals grouped by age/grade level. Please watch the weekly announcements and e-news for updates.


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Abiding Presence Orchestra

  • Assists in leading worship in special services and major holidays throughout the year, and in select regular Sunday services.

  • Scheduled as needed, according to individual availability. Open to all adults, high school students, and (with director permission) middle schoolers. Some advanced elementary school musicians may also participate with director permission.


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Praise Band

  • Open to vocalists, guitars, keyboards, percussion, and a wide variety of other instruments

  • Assists in leading worship weekly at 8:45 AM praise service, as well as select special services

  • Open to all adults, high school students, and (with director permission) middle schoolers

  • Scheduled as needed (according to instrument/voice part, etc.), according to individual availability; rehearsals normally on Saturdays at 4:00 PM and on Sundays before worship


Abiding Presence Brass

Trumpets and horns have long been called upon to praise God. At Abiding Presence, we've been praising God with all sorts of horns for as long as the church has been around! Come join us.

Bring your French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, trumpet—any brass instrument is welcome. Our group is targeted for adults and high school youth. For you adults out there, we know you have an old horn tucked away in a closet somewhere. Well... get it out and oil it up! Contact Mike Dyson through the church office or email Music & Worship Minister David Chavez if interested.


Youth Band & Youth Choir

Our Youth Band & Choir is open to 6th-12th grade students of any instrument or voice type, and no prior experience is required. We rehearse on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., and we help lead worship regularly!

We have Youth Band & Choir social events about every month — dinner outings, sporting events, mini-golf, etc.!


Hallelujah Ringers

  • An intergenerational handbell group, open to all adults and youth 6th grade and older; no experience or prior music-reading ability necessary!

  • Rehearses as needed

  • We ring during worship services and special events about once a month during the program year.


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