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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 as meeting space allows, with the goal of meeting weekly. The choir sings weekly at our worship services. All who love to sing are encouraged to join in singing praises to our awesome God! To learn more, Contact Jim Lueers, Minister of Worship & Arts.

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, guitarists, keyboardists, and drummers welcome.

Orchestra rehearses concert band and orchestral music on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Volunteer instrumentalists participate monthly in our worship services. All wind, brass, string and percussion musicians are welcome.

MPC Hosanna Handbells meets seasonally Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 in the Huston Room.

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. 
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 three weekend services, as well as weddings, funerals, and concerts. To learn more, contact Mike McAdams, A/V Coordinator.

Sacred Dance Group: Dance instructor Sandi McKissock leads dances that enhance our worship. To learn more, contact Sandi McKissock.

Current Music & Arts Opportunities

Mathhew Montgomery in Concert!    
October 31, 2021
Following Satuday Night Worship at ca. 7:00
FREE
Join us for a Psalms Concert to Celebrate Reformation Day!  Guitarist/Vocalist Matthew Montgomery will present a concert featuring his new recording "Psalms for Singing".  Matthew writes and records musical settings for Psalms, original songs with Gospel themes, and hymns intended for corporate singing. Enjoy Matt's phenomenal guitar playing and gentle voice as he leads us in worship on Saturday Night Worship at 6:00 p.m. and the concert follows at about 7:00 p.m.  What better way to celebrate the Reformation than to revive the ancient hymnbook of the Psalms!  For live online access check out our Youtube Channel.  


Trombone Sunday
January 17, 2021
Memorial Park Church
FREE
Twice a year at Memorial Park Church, area trombonists gather to form an epic and powerful Trombone Choir. Arranger and conductor Kevin McManus notes that trombones were traditionally used in churches to accompany choirs for hundreds of years. The "Pittsburgh Trombone Project" with Kevin McManus, Jim Nova, Bob Matchett, and Chris Carson will lead the group.

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. The repertoire ranges from great classics to hymns to rousing spirituals and accompanying the choir and the organ.

For more information contact Jim Lueers at 412 364-9492 ext. 118 or jlueers@mpcepc.org