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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

MPC Orchestra
Rehearsals September 20, & 27 at 10:00 AM
Performance October 4 at 10:00 AM
Clayton Center Lawn
Our orchestra will be meeting outside under the tent for socially distanced rehearsals between services on Sunday mornings in preparation for a performance on October 4. Stay after the first service or come early to enjoy the music of the MPC Orchestra as they proclaim Christ through music! Instrumentalists can join by sending us an email.

MPC Choir
Rehearsals September 20, 27, October 4, 11 at 12:30 PM
Performance October 11
Clayton Center Lawn
Singing is an important part of our services at MPC. Finding creative and safe ways to do so is a challenge, but we are luck to have some outdoor space to use! Come rehearse outside, socially distanced, after worship on Sunday mornings beginning September 20. Short, 30-minute rehearsals make it fun and easy to join the music ministry. Open to all singers! Step up and use that beautiful voice God gave you to His glory! Our first performance will be October 11 either outside or pre-recorded. Hope you can join us!

Handbell Choir
Rehearsals September 29, October 13, 20, & 27 at 7:00 PM
Performance November 1
Huston Room
Handbell Choir will meet in the Huston Room safely distanced for rehearsal beginning Tuesday, September 29 in preparation for a November 1 performance in worship. Combine your musical abilities to glorify God with the beauty of bells!

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
 

Beethoven Birthday Bash Piano Concert

September 25
7:00 PM
Sanctuary & Live Streaming
FREE
Join Minister of Worship & Arts, Jim Lueers, for a fun hour of Beethoven Piano Sonatas in celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday. Attend in person in the Sanctuary or tune in Live on Facebook. We hope you can join us to celebrate the master and his birthday!

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