Music & Worship
Scripture declares that music in the context of worship is to be thoughtful and God-honoring. Our goal is for these qualities to infuse all musical offerings for worship with the ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God. Our musical worship is traditional but varied in both time-period and genre, and includes hymnody, psalmody, spirituals, Taizé and a wide range of vocal and instrumental music.
Everyone has been gifted by God with some measure of musical ability, and the Bible encourages us all to sing. With that in mind, there are many opportunities for people of all ages to be involved in music-making at Northmont Church, whether vocal, handbell, instrumental, as specially-skilled soloists, or as members of that largest and most significant of our choral groups—the congregation. There is a place for YOU in the Northmont music program. Come; make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
Northmont’s Chancel Choir sings nearly every Sunday during the program year and offers occasional “worship concerts” during special times on our calendar. This group of dedicated volunteer singers works hard to put forward music in a wide variety of styles and genres. We would love for you to join us and are always happy to have new singers join the choir at any time of the year! We can especially use a few more tenors! The choir is open to anyone – NUPC members, visitors, and community members – from Grade 9 on up. All that is really needed is a willingness to learn and develop your voice and a heart to give of your time as you join in an awesome opportunity to lead God’s people in worship. The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
Do you play a musical instrument? Instrumentalists are always welcome to play solo anthems or play with others in ensemble combinations during the worship service.
The Bells – adult handbell choir – from grade 9 on up rings traditional English handbells. This ensemble plays at numerous worship services and special events throughout the year. New members are always welcome. You should be able to read music, and instructions will be given to you so you can properly learn the technique of playing the handbells. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday beginning at 4:15 p.m. during the program year.
“New” Youth Handbell Choir
Beginning this coming programing year (September 2017) Northmont’s Wednesday Club will include a Handbell Team as part of the club programming. This ensemble is a wonderful way for young people to experience the joy of working together toward a creative goal. Everyone’s part is crucial! Team building skills are honed as members depend upon one another for the musical presentations to be a success. The children will learn various bell techniques and basic music theory (reading bell music). We welcome new members! This choir is open to anyone – NPC members and community members – from Kindergarten to grade 5 and you do not need to be able to read music to join. Wednesday Club will resume January 10, 2018.