Instrumental Music Ministries
Brass & Timpani Ensemble
HSLC’s Brass Ensemble joins together trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba and timpani players from the congregation from junior high age and older. Rehearsals are on Sundays following 11am Worship as scheduled from October through May. The group plays on festival Sundays of the church year like Reformation, All Saints, Christ the King, Christmas, Transfiguration, and Easter. New members are very welcome, and low brass players are particularly needed! Contact John to be a part of the group, or with questions.
Spirited Strings Ensemble
The Spirited String Ensemble is also a multi-generational group of string players. Violinists, cellists, and violists rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 6:45pm in classroom 4. We offer music in worship about once a month, and often at special services of the year, sometimes including Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week services. You are welcome to join in, and violists are particularly in demand! Contact John to be a part of the group with questions.
As the Holy Spirit community is blessed with many talented musicians, all unite as an orchestra for special worship services and concerts. In 2016-2017, the orchestra joined with the chancel choir in the Advent seasonal concert and led the celebration of HSLC’s 50th Anniversary in worship in May. In 2017-2018, the orchestra will lead the community’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a special worship service, join together for the Advent concert, and Music Sunday in May.
Pianists at Holy Spirit
The piano skills of members are celebrated as part of the Holy Spirit music ministry. Accompanists are often needed for choirs or instrumental ensembles, and many members join in piano duets with staff keyboardists or offer piano solos in worship. If you play keyboard and would like to participate in this way, contact John.
Instrumental Soloists, Small Groups, and Ensembles
If you play an instrument, there are opportunities for you to offer your talents as a soloist or in a small ensemble in addition to the ensembles listed above. Rehearsals are organized individually based on schedule needs and availability. Contact John to find out more on how you can contribute to the instrumental community at Holy Spirit.