Music Ministry

Music Ministry

The Music ministry at Gloria Dei is vibrant and varied. From the contemporary sound of NewSong Band, to the grand roar of our 64-rank pipe organ, this ministry is an integral part of our identity. Members can participate in a number of ways, including the Adult Choir, NewSong Band, the Bell Choir, and our Children’s choirs. Sometimes soloists are also featured. See below for more information on each ensemble.

NewSong Band

The NewSong Worship Band provides a great beat to lead us each week during the 9:00 a.m. service. The band has three teams and rehearses on Thursdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Luther Hall. The band is led by Kim Tovani. Prospective band members, singers and especially instrumentalists are welcome to contact Kim for more information about being a part of this dynamic worship team. Alert: Audio/visual volunteers are greatly in demand for our service.

Gloria Dei Choir

Each Sunday, September through June, our Gloria Dei Choir blesses us with beautiful music during the 11:00 service.  The choir occasionally sings at the 9:00 service as well.  Singers experience a wide variety of music styles and genres.  All singers, ninth grade through adults are more than welcome to join.  Rehearsals are filled with joy and laughter along with hard work – and the potlucks are legendary!  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the balcony.  New members are always welcome!  The Gloria Dei Choir is under the direction of Dan Colgan.

Bell Choir

Our handbell choirs add to our worship experience by accompanying hymns, leading liturgy and providing service music during preludes, communion and other special events. Basically operating during the school year, handbells lead in worship on various Sundays, spread out among the three services based on the best fit for the worship experience. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm in the Fireside Room. Joyce Hornish currently directs the bells.

Children’s Choirs

All children and youth are welcome to sing in Gloria Dei choirs!  New singers are welcome throughout the year and do not need to be members of Gloria Dei to sing. There is no registration fee and no required audition.  Choirs are free to all and all are welcome.

Wednesdays | Choir Room

Kindergarten – 2nd/3rd Grade  5:00 – 5:40 p.m.

Two’s – Kindergarten  5:40 – 6:05 p.m.

2nd/3rd Grade – 9th Grade  6:05 – 7:00 p.m.

Join the Christmas Choir!

All children and youth are invited to sing in choirs at Gloria Dei for the Advent/Christmas season.  No experience is necessary and all are welcome!

We we be singing two anthems at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service on December 24.   We would love for all children and youth to get to sing together and be part of the Christmas choir. 

Rehearsal Schedule: 

Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29:

Two’s – PreK/Kindergarten 5:40 – 6:05 p.m.

K/1st – 2nd/3rd Grade 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.

2nd/3rd – 9th Grade 6:05 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, December 6, 13:  (During Advent)

Two’s – PreK/Kindergarten 5:25 – 5:50 p.m.

K/1st – 2nd/3rd Grade 5:00 – 5:40 p.m.

2nd/3rd – 9th Grade 5:50 – 6:40 p.m.

Advent Worship 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, December 16:  

Combined Rehearsal 11:30 – 11:45 a.m.  – Sanctuary

This will take place following the Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsal. (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)

If you can’t make all of the rehearsals but your child(ren) or youth would like to sing, we can make arrangements.  We would love for everyone who would like to, to be able to sing.