Instrumental Music Ministries
Brass & Timpani Ensemble
HSLC’s Brass Ensemble joins together trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, timpani and often other percussion players from the congregation with at least 3-4 years of playing experience. The group is intergenerational with kids late middle school age through seniors.. Rehearsals are on Sundays following 11am Worship as scheduled from October through May. The group usually 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, violists and bassists with at least 3-4 years of experience playing rehearse on Sundays following 11am worship in classroom 4 as scheduled from October through May. The ensemble offers music in worship a few times per year. You are welcome to join in! Contact John to express your interest or to ask questions.
Woodwind players, along with French horn players and cellists, are invited to participate in HSLC’s Mixed Ensemble. Playing a wide variety of pieces from Bach to contemporary selections mainly from Woodwind Quinet repertoire with creative instrumentation, the group rehearses on Sundays following 11am worship as scheduled from October through May and offers music approximately every six weeks in worship. All woodwind, horn, and cello players of any age with at least 3-4 years of playing experience are welcome. The group could particularly use a bassoonist, but all are very welcome! Contact John.
As the Holy Spirit community is blessed with many talented musicians, all unite as a 25-35 piece orchestra for special worship services and concerts. In 2019-2020, the orchestra will again join with chancel choir and handbell choirs in the Advent-Christmas seasonal concert on December 15, 2019 and will conclude the program year with Music Sunday on May 17, 2020. Past offerings of music have included a wide variety pieces as varied as works made famous by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, movements of symphonies by Dvorak and Mendelssohn, and a wide variety of arrangements, some prepared by leaders in the community, of sacred tunes. Players of all the ensembles are invited to participate, and others of any age with at least 3-4 years of playing experience are very welcome. Reach out to John with questions.
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 and instrumental ensembles, and many members join in piano duets with staff keyboardists, offer piano solos, and play with the Jubilee Orchestra in worship. If you play piano or 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.