Music is an essential way we worship and build community at Peace. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
Listen to “Amazing Grace”, recorded at the 10:30 am service on July 10, 2016, featuring Janine Woldt, Soprano and Jim Nice, Tenor.
Peace has a variety of vocal and instrumental groups that provide music for worship and other occasions. You are welcome to join any of these groups.
Voices of Peace is a traditional church vocal choir that provides music leadership for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service two or three times a month. The choir sings both classical and more contemporary anthems and hymn arrangements. Choir members occasionally provide special music as soloists or in small groups during the summer services when the full choir is on break. Voices of Peace practice Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. September through May. Contact: Adela Peeva.
Messengers of Peace is a contemporary choral group that leads the service on the third Sunday of each month and provides music for other special occasions. The music ranges from ancient and folk music to contemporary standards, and includes music from a variety of countries and cultures. Messengers practice Tuesday evenings at 8:15 all year. Contact: Paul Sticha
Two handbell choirs are open to youth and adults. Choirs play once each month, on festival and holiday services, and in a spring concert. Although we do not audition for the handbell choirs, one choir, the Bells of Peace, plays more challenging music, while music for the other choir, Bells con Brio, is tailored to the abilities of the ringers. The Bells of Peace practice Mondays at 8:15 p.m., September through May. The Bells con Brio practice Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., September through May. Contact: Paul Sticha
Peace has five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark choir chimes. The number and types of children’s choirs depends on the numbers and ages of the children. Training on choir chimes often begins in first grade; children are introduced to handbells in the third or fourth grade. The children’s handbell choirs rehearse Sunday mornings.
Other Music at Peace
Talented instrumentalists who are members of Peace often share their music with us. In addition, an auditioned brass choir, The Brass of Peace, is composed of high school musicians from throughout the metropolitan area. They give both a spring and fall concert at Peace, and twice per year provide music for our worship service.