Music Ministry at Plymouth Church
Plymouth Church has long been known for its strong music program. Whether we sing, ring a bell, blow a trumpet,shake a maraca, strum a guitar, or clap on two and four (more likely, one and three), we are able to sense the very presence of a loving God in our midst! There are NO auditions to participate in music at Plymouth Church. The only requirements are enthusiasm, energy, and effort. We work together to develop a collective sense of community musically and spiritually.
The Congregational Choir is our largest choir of about 150 each Sunday. Hymns of different styles are sung from both the Pilgrim Hymnal and The New Century Hymnal. Through congregational singing we retell our faith, we connect with past generations, and we sing for each other.
The Plymouth Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm September through April and prior to worship on Sunday. The choir is comprised of adults and high school students who enjoy preparing and offering a wide variety of anthems and large works.
The Summer Choir sings at various times during June, July, and August with a brief rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 9:20 a.m.
The Children’s Choir meets throughout the year and sings for worship at various times. This ministry is led by music education teacher, Nathan Bachofsky. For more information about this choir, please contact the Minister of Music and the Arts.
“Music during Plymouth worship services reflects the diversity of the people. With the breadth of musical talents shared, everyone can find an offering that inspires and comforts.” Kendalle Cobb, Plymouth Church member
Kids’ Koncerts At various times, children/youth gather to share their talents in an informal Koncert. Other times they prepare to lead music in worship! Lead by the organ scholar.
The Plymouth Ringers (Handbell Choir) is an ensemble comprised of adults and youth who ring the church’s five octave set of handbells and three octave set of handchimes monthly during worship. Membership in this ensemble is limited.
The Plymouth Folk Revival is a lay lead ensemble. From guitar to banjo; from penny whistle to harmonica this group offers music that stirs the soul. This ensemble offers music for worship at various times and rehearses as needed.
Instrumentalists of all ages participate in worship at various times.
“My internship at Plymouth Church helped me gain the skills, experience, and confidence I needed to competently lead a church music program.” Kyle Ballantine, First Baptist Church, Savannah, GA
For more detailed information or questions about the music program contact James P. Riggs, Minister of Music and The Arts, 216.921.3510, ext. 34