Music at Aldersgate
Not only do we believe that music is a primary way we experience God, we think leading others musically is itself a way we grow in our faith.
If you or your child would like to participate in a musical group or choir, the congregation would love to have you.
Children & Youth Bells and Choirs
All children’s handbell and choirs meet Wednesday evenings.
We have a new schedule this year, so be sure to check out the new times!
Youth Handbells: 4:30–5:00p.m.
Grades 7 & up: Room 118 with Deborah Jones, director
Youth Singers: 5:00 – 5:30p.m.
Grades 7 & up: Music Room with Ernest Johnson, director
Handbells: 5:00 – 5:30p.m.
Grades 4 – 6: Faith Ringers in Room 118 with Deborah Jones, director
Children’s Choirs – 5:30–6:15p.m.
Ages 3 & 4: Cherub Choir in Room 126 with Melissa Edwards
Grades K–1: Genesis Choir in Room 116 with Cathy Powell
Grades 2–3: Glory Choir in Room 118 with Deborah Jones and Terri Phillips
Grades 4–6: Jubilation Choir in the Music Room with Karli Eddinger
Weekly Adult Ensembles
Saturday Band: Vocalists and a variety of instruments. Primarily supports the 5:30 p.m. Saturday service. Rehearses Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. Director: Andreas Barrett, email@example.com.
Journeys Band: Vocalists and rhythm combo. Primarily supports the 9:45 a.m. Sunday service. Rehearses Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Director: Andreas Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesley Choir: Singers of all levels of ability and experience. Primarily supports the 11:15 Sunday service. Rehearses Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Director: Ernest Johnson, email@example.com.
Wesleyan Ringers: Handbell choir. Supports various services on a monthly basis. Rehearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Director: Deborah Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Notes: Female singers of all levels of ability and experience. Primarily supports the 8:30 and 11:15 Sunday services. Rehearses Monday at 7:30 pm as scheduled. Director: Karli Eddinger, email@example.com
Men of Note: Male singers of all levels of ability and experience. Primarily supports the 8:30 and 11:15 Sunday services. Rehearses Mondays at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled. Director: Ernest Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aldersgate Chorale: Advanced singers. Primarily supports the 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services. Rehearses Mondays at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled. Director: Ernest Johnson, email@example.com.
Unique Opportunities to Be Part of Aldersgate’s Music Ministry
There are some special opportunities the fall to participate in Alersgate’s Music Ministry! We are hoping to include as many singers as possible in two musical events at the church. No long-term commitment or experience necessary.
Kickoff Sunday, September 11
To begin the fall season on September 11, we want to have a BIG CHOIR to join in the singing of the anthem, “The Potter’s Hand,” at all three Sunday morning services. We invite anyone and everyone to be a part of this–youth in fifth grade and up, members and nonmembers, past and present singers, friends, and families. You will need to attend only one of two rehearsals, which are scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, and Wednesday, September 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sing at one, two, or all three services. If you can be part of this special event or want more information, contact Ernest Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
High, Lonesome Mass, October 16
On October 16 at 11:15 a.m., as part of Aldersgate’s Sixtieth Anniversary, the Aldersgate Choirs and the Journeys band will present “Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass.” The work is a set of folk-hymn arrangements originating in the mid-nineteenth century collections of the Sacred Harp and the Southern Harmony, organized around a significant liturgy of the church. We would like to include as many singers and musicians from the community as possible. If you are interested, or if you know someone who may be, please contact Ernest Johnson, email@example.com. The first rehearsal is scheduled for August 27 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.