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What is Music?

Answer from the Music Director

Singing in a worship service has always been a vital part of all religious ceremonies in both Christianity and ancient Judaism.  Long before Jesus was born, Jews sang the Psalms, all 150 of them, in the Temple in Jerusalem and later in synagogues wherever Jews immigrated. This singing could be a soloist, the congregation, or a choir. The writer to the newly formed Christian assembly in Ephesus wrote: “Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves.”

St. Stephen’s is in need of more singers for the choir and would love to have you join us. Please consider joining us on a Thursday night at 7:30 pm.  The ability to read music is not a requirement. In fact, there are no requirements or auditions.  We need a few more people who enjoy singing and want to have fun doing it.

Daniel Berggren wrote a song about a choir

We’d love to have you join us and “sing in a chorus.”

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Play an instrument?

Would you consider playing that instrument in worship? Please let us know if you are interested!

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Handbell Choir

St. Stephen's UCC has a multi-octave handbell choir directed by the amazing Mrs. Eileen Ericsson. Ringers are welcome from 5th grade through adult. Rehearsals are September 29- May 4 on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. Church playing dates are eight: October 16, November 13, December 18, January 22, February 19, March 12, April 16, and May 7.
So come and make a joyful noise!

Choir

We love the volunteers that form the choir. The choir is led by our music director.

Anthems are chosen that will challenge the choir and support the day's lesson.   We meet every Thursday at 7:30 pm with our Interim Choir Director, Eileen Ericsson.   Come and join us!

Image by Felix Koutchinski

Children's Choir

St. Stephen's has shared in the joy of a children's choir from time to time, depending on the participation level of our younger families and children.  At the moment, the children's choir has not resumed post-COVID.

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