Music

Welcome!

Our music program at Freedom Plains is a vital part of worship and I’d like to invite you to become a part of it. Whether you are a singer or instrumentalist, whether you are advanced or just beginning, whether you are looking for a short-term or long-term commitment, there is a place for you among our many vocal and instrumental ensembles. Explore the groups listed below to see where you might offer your talents. Feel free to contact me at rain@nelsonwolf.com to join a group, offer your thoughts, or to learn more.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Lorraine Nelson Wolf, Director of Music

 

VOCAL CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” 

       —Psalm 95: 1

Freedom Singers

Come join us as we raise our voices to praise God! Adults of all ages and experience are welcome. Our repertoire consists of all forms of liturgical music including spirituals, classical, and contemporary anthems. Composers include Bach, Mozart, Rutter, and Hayes. Our rehearsals include time for prayer, fellowship, and laughter. Fellowship outside of church includes monthly outings for meals and concerts, an annual Christmas party and our year-end picnic.

Sing – Sundays at 10:00 AM

Rehearse – Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 PM

Season – September through June

New singers are WELCOME! Email rain@nelsonwolf.com

 

Grace Notes

All children in our church school are invited to sing in our youth choir.

Sing –  10:00 AM service every six to eight weeks

Rehearse –  during Sunday School at the 10:00 AM service

 

Small Vocal Ensembles

Duets, trios, quartets, quintets, anyone? The music of small vocal ensembles adds to the beauty of our services. Repertoire ranges from 17th to 21st century composers.

Services and rehearsals to be determined.

Want to sing? Email rain@nelsonwolf.com

 

HANDBELL CHOIRS

Handbell playing builds community and friendships within our church, and brings an additional musical spirit to the worship service.

Freedom Ringers

High school students and adults of all ages are welcome. We play three octaves of American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR) Level 1-4 music and arrange our own music as well. Our set of handbells, purchased in the mid 1970’s gets a real workout!

Ring – 10:00 AM services, every six to eight weeks

Rehearse – Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 as determined

Interested? Email rain@nelsonwolf.com

 

Clock Chime Ringers

The beginning of worship is announced with a brief clock chime that is rung by our Clock Chime Ringers. Ringers change weekly. This is a wonderful opportunity for both children (age 9 and up) and adults to ring a bell as no experience is required and there is only a short commitment. Our repertoire is expanding monthly and currently includes the famous Westminster chime and the Winchester chime.

Ring –  10:00 AM

Rehearse – one week before and day of service

Season – September to Advent; January to June

Want to sign up? Email rain@nelsonwolf.com

 

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

“Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!”

      —Psalm 150: 3-4

 

Jazz Combo

 

The seven members of the Jazz Combo have been playing together since February of 2013.  The instruments included in the group are trumpets, saxophone, keyboard, guitar, and drums.  A vocalist rounds out the group.  We lead the music on a Sunday in February to celebrate Black History Month.  The group also performs at other times throughout the year.

Praise Band

 

Students (6th grade and up) and adults of all ages are welcome to participate.   We perform contemporary arrangements of hymns and praise songs.  The arrangements by Stan Pethel allow for any combination of instruments and the music can be modified to match the level of experience of the musicians.

Play – 10:00 AM services, two times a year

Rehearse – one week before and day of performance at 9:15 AM

Interested? Email dianewassick@gmail.com

 

Small Instrumental Ensembles

Beginning through advanced players are welcome to play throughout the year.

Services and rehearsals to be determined.

Want to play? Email rain@nelsonwolf.com

 

Ukulele Ensemble

Yes, you can play the ukulele in church! Our ukulele ensemble, Four UkuLadies, accompanies our children’s choir. New members are always welcome. Email rain@nelsonwolf.com