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

Upcoming Events in Music & Arts

 
Trombone Sunday
July 26 at both the 9:00 and 11:15 worship services
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.

We would love to have you join us! Our group often has nearly 40 trombonists! Invite your friends!

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.

We've played  Shostakovich's "Festive Overture", William Billings' "David's Lamentation", Mark Hayes "I Am,", an arrangement of the spiritual "Shut De Do", and Mussorgsky's "Great Gate of Kiev."

And Summer 2020 dates are set as well! 
Rehearsal:  Wednesday, July 15  7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jim Lueers at 412 364-9492 ext. 118 or jlueers@mpcepc.org
Pictures can be found on the Tombone Sunday Facebook page.