Music Ministry

 
Martin Luther regarded music as essential to evangelical worship. He wrote, “next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Luther was a singer, accomplished performer on the lute, and composed some of the greatest hymns of the Reformation. In addition to his more than seventy ascertainable hymns, he also composed simple polyphonic settings of hymn tunes, chants and secular melodies. He maintained regular correspondence with some of the greatest musicians of his time, such as Josquin des Prez and Johann Walter.[1] His views on music, and his influence on shaping evangelical reformed worship have been discussed in great detail in Robin A. Leaver’s book on Luther’s liturgical music.[2]
Music Practice

Sunday mornings from 8:45 - 9:15 am. in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday afternoon starting at 5 pm

we will be practicing Boomwhacker, chimes, and bells.

All Adults and children are welcome.

Masks are optional.

The choir typically sings for the congregation once a month. Our repertoire includes many styles - from beautiful settings of traditional hymns and chants, to gospel and jazz pieces. New members welcome!
We encourage any adults who enjoy singing and would like to use their voice to make a joyful noise unto the Lord to join us!

In addition to choir, we are happy to provide special music for services, in addition to our usual hymns and service music. We have instrumental and vocal talent within the congregation that willingly volunteer to sing or play solos during an occasional church service. If you have a musical gift that you would like to share with the congregation, please contact Molly Finkbiner, Director of Music via church office phone number (570) 646-0309.

[1]  Karosi, Balint. "Music in Lutheran Worship." https://www.flc-boston.org/music-in-the-lutheran-tradition#_ftnref1, www.flc-boston.org/. Accessed 14 Jan. 2021.

[2] Robin A . Leaver, Luther’s Liturgical Music (CambridgeL Lutheran Quarterly Books, 2007).