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Music & Arts

Connecting the Arts & Faith

Hear Christ's song and sing it loud! First we hear. Hearing requires listening. Through faith in Christ, prayer, Bible study, fellowship and worship we draw close and learn to hear His voice. Then we sing. Not just with our voices, but with our lives. With a spirit of boldness that amplifies the movement of the Holy Spirit. Through selfless service, witness, integrity and intercession, we seek to make Jesus Christ known to all people. Ultimately we want to become a community of artists dedicated to serving Christ. We invite you to join us in the journey! Take a look at our various vocal, instrumental, dance, sound, and visual arts opportunities for how to get involved in our music and arts ministries.
Chancel Choir: This choral opportunity for youth and adults rehearses on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The choir sings weekly at our worship services. All who love to sing are encouraged to join in singing praises to our awesome God! Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts to sign up.

The Young People's Choir: This choral opportunity is for youth up to age 25 meet occasionally and sing in worship together. Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts to sign up.

Encore Men: This barbershop gospel group for retired men meets Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. with a special sight singing class at 9:00 a.m. led by master teacher, Alan Coulter. Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts to sign up.

Melody Makers: This vocal group for women meets on Monday evenings providing an opportunity to sing in a small ensemble. For more information or to sign up, contact Ellyn Mueller
Contemporary Worship Band provides opportunities for those with a love of contemporary Christian music to lead worship on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Vocalists and instrumentalists welcome. To learn more, Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts.

Orchestra  rehearses concert band and orchestral music on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Volunteer instrumentalists participate monthly in our worship services. All wind, brass, string and percussion musicians are welcome. To learn more, Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts.

MPC Hosanna Handbells meets seasonally Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 in the Geneva Room. To learn more, contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts.

Trombone Sundays (Led by The Pittsburgh Trombone Project) Twice a year at Memorial Park Church, area trombonists gather to form an epic and powerful Trombone Choir led by "The Pittsburgh Trombone Project." The repertoire ranges from great classics and hymns, to accompanying the choir and playing with the organ. The choir is open to all trombonists, whether professional or amateur. A good high school level is recommended due to the complexity of the music. To learn more, Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts. 
Sacred Dance Group: Dance instructor Sandi McKissock leads dances that enhance our worship. To learn more, contact Sandi McKissock.

Huston Gallery Art Exhibit: Designed to display visual arts of all kinds, the Huston Room is home to a series of local professional & amateur art exhibits. Shows have included oils, pastels, pencil drawings, rug making, quilts, photography, and multi-media. To learn more, Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts.

Audio/Visual Ministries: Do you have an ear for audio or an eye for a good shot with a video camera? Enjoy working with computers to edit video creatively? Serving opportunities are available at all four weekend services, as well as weddings, funerals, and concerts. To learn more, contact Mike McAdams, A/V Coordinator.

Upcoming Events in Music & Arts

Tech Team Informational Meeting
November 10
10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary
Contact: Michael McAdams, mmcadams@mpcepc.org
The MPC Worship & Arts Tech Team invites you to the video and sound booth! Join us in the back of the Sanctuary on Sunday morning to learn more about the equipment we use and the ways you can assist in enhancing our worship services and other programs at the church. From computers to cameras to microphones, there’s a spot for you! Donuts will be served after the meeting.

Getty Christmas Concert Choir
November 17, 24 & December 1, 8
10:10-11:00 a.m.
Sanctuary
(Final rehearsal at Benedum Center December 12, 4:00 p.m.)
Contact: Jim Lueers, jlueers@mpcepc.org
Keith & Kristyn Getty will be performing this December at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh, and you have an opportunity to join the 250 voice choir for the concert! Easy rehearsals on Sunday mornings between services will prepare you to sing at the performance. Make it to three rehearsals and you can sing! We will also perform some of the music at worship services on December 15. Make your spirit bright and join the choir for this special event!
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Pittsburgh Trombone Project’s Trombone Christmas
December 22 3:00-4:30 p.m. rehearsal 5:00-6:00 p.m. performance
Heinz Chapel
FREE
Contact: Pittsburgh Trombone Project, http://www.pittsburghtromboneproject.com/contact
The Pittsburgh Trombone Project will be hosting “Trombone Christmas” at Heinz Chapel on Sunday afternoon, December 22nd, 2019. All levels of trombonist are invited to participate. Rehearsal starts at 3:00 p.m. and will end no later than 4:30 p.m. The concert will follow at 5:00 p.m. Save the date and please spread the word.

Viennese Evening of Music & Cakes

October 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Westminster Hall
The MPC Chancel Choir is heading to Vienna and we want to take you along for a fun evening of music and sweet treats! We’re combining the Viennese tradition of Liederabend with well-known delicacies and torts from Austrian bakeries in our special evening event. We’ll present a concert by creative high-school students performing their latest music, plus a surprise musical guest, alongside a presentation of beautiful creations from local culinary artists awaiting your vote for favorite before we indulge in the tables of sweets! Enjoy light refreshments at this evening of Viennese gemütlichkeit (hospitality). Tickets are just $20. 

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Cake Decorating Contest:
Show off your cake decorating skills for this Vienna-themes evening! We're inviting all amateur cake decorators to enter our cake decorating contest where you can win a number of prizes. each entry comes with a complimentary event ticket. See the Official Rules Here.

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