Music

Music allows us to connect with God and each other in a joyful way.  In our church it is a vital and exciting element of our worship services and we invite you to participate!

 

We have a senior voice choir and a handbell choir made up of members of our church community.  During worship service our choir and our congregation enjoy music of many styles: traditional, contemporary, gospel, popular, and more -- accompanied by organ, piano, or our praise band.

 

Our choirs also proudly join with the community of Randolph in celebrating such events as community winter celebrations, The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration and The Third of July Parade.

 

The choirs are open to adults (high school and older) who wish to join at any time. We also welcome instrumentalists who would like to play in our band.

Senior Voice Choir

 

Our four part Voice Choir shares music of many different styles to enhance our worship service each Sunday.  The choral pieces help to set the tone for entering a worshipful space, and then build to joyful praise of our Lord.

 

During the voice choir’s summer season break, members of our church community and beyond offer vocal or instrumental solos or ensembles during worship.

Because singing increases the risk for coronavirus transmission, until September 2021 we will have a virtual choir.  Choir members record their parts individually and send tracks in for compilation.  The final version is used in our virtual worship services and once worship resumes in the church sanctuary, for everyone’s safety, it will be played for the congregation.

 

We welcome all singers to join us.  If you would like to sing with us, or get more information about this opportunity, please contact our Director of Music Ministry, ​Jeff Hobart.

 

Chapel Chimes Choir

 

The Chapel Chimes is a handbell group open to adults (high school and older) who wish to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord".  This group traditionally rings on the last Sunday each month during worship service and performs seasonal concerts open to the public.  

 

As we continue with gradual reopening, we will explore safe ways for the group to ring music again to enhance our worship.

Song Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 17th

Register by scanning the QR Code. The code is also be available on our facebook page. 

 

You may attend in person or via Zoom. Contact Nadine for the Zoom link.

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LOVE MUSIC? 

Do you have a gift for music? Play an instrument? Is singing a passion?        Want to learn to play bells?  Contact us.

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Praise Band

Our praise band including keyboard, guitars, drums, percussion and bass, provides music throughout our worship services.  During this time of virtual worship, band members record their parts individually and send them in to be compiled with the vocalists’ parts, for an uplifting finished product.

 

Once worship resumes in our sanctuary, we can begin to explore having the band members return to the sanctuary in a safe manner.

 

Any instrumentalist who might wish to play with our virtual or in-person band is encouraged to contact Director of Music Ministry, Jeff Hobart.

Holiday Music
Musical Celebration Sunday
 

During the Christmas and Easter seasons, we traditionally represent special musical celebrations with instrumental accompaniment for our worship services and for the community as well.

Juneteenth and Father’s Day—Our choir will lead us in the multiple celebrations of the day. Join us in the Sanctuary or via our livestreamed service either on our website or facebook page. (Photo credit to Clipart Library)

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Musicals 

Our summer youth theater program was inaugurated in August 2015 with a vibrant production of the Broadway version of Godspell, followed by spectacular productions of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016, Guys and Dolls in 2017 and Children of Eden in 2018.  In the summer of 2019 the program presented the New England premiere of Here We Go ‘Round!  A Musical Fantasy, written the Rev. David Henkelmann, a member of our congregation.  The show was previously produced off Broadway when Dave was a minister in New York City, and was revived to wide acclaim once again in Randolph.

 

Supporting enthusiastic and talented young actors from our congregation and the greater community, a team of our church and community members lends their time and talents to every aspect of these productions.  Check back soon for next summer’s production!

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