music and the arts
"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us." ~ Martin Luther
Music is an essential part of the ministry and mission at Fairmount and is coordinated by our talented and gracious Minster of Music, Robert Moncrief. To learn more about our choirs and how you and/or your children can participate in the music ministry of Fairmount, please call the church office or contact Bob Moncrief.
The Joyful Noise - This choir for our youngest singers) rehearses on Thursday evenings from 5:15pm - 6:25pm (dinner included). This time for singing, instruments and musical games prepares them for offering music once a month in the 11:00am worship service. Barbara Lang is the director.
The Youth Choir - This choir is for children and youth from the 4th grade through high school. This choir sings in church twice a month and in special seasonal services. In addition, they may participate with The Fairmount Choir in larger choral works and in the Fairmount Music Series. They also present a youth musical each spring. The Youth Choir meets on Wednesday nights from 5:15pm to 6:45pm.
Youth Orff Ensemble - The Orff Ensembles meet once a month for grades 4-5 and 6-12. These groups offer solos and choir accompaniments at the 11:00 am service at special times throughout the year.
Fairmount Choir (adult) - The Fairmount Choir is open to singers in high school and older, providing musical leadership in the 11am Sunday worship service from September through May. The Choir presents two large choral works a year, usually with chamber orchestra. The Choir also provides music for special services in the Advent and Lenten seasons and is active in the Fairmount Music Series. The Choir rehearses twice a week: on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and on Sunday mornings from 10:10 to 10:30 am. Auditions are not required, and new members are always welcome.
The Handbell Choir - The handbell choir provides beautiful handbell music at regular and special services during the year. They rehearse Sunday mornings at 9 am. The handbell choir director is Amy Carlson.