Music and Arts at Geneva

Glorifying God with every breath, quivering on every quaver!
 

Music Ministry of Geneva Presbyterian Church is a vital, multifaceted program designed to excite participants, and stir the spiritual needs of the congregation with inspiring music.

There are many opportunities within the Music Ministry for all to be involved. Volunteers are always welcome! 

Chancel Choir – sings at the 10:30 am Service on Sunday mornings. Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 pm, with a warm-up and review on Sunday mornings at 9:30 p.m.  During the Christmas season we extend our Tuesday rehearsal and add an hour on Sunday after worship to learn more complex, holiday offerings.. The choir is open to all who love to sing, no audition is required.  It is helpful if you can read music (but not necessary) and very helpful if you can carry a tune!

Hand Bell Choir – provides special music on an “as needed” basis.  (At least once a month, with two concerts per year and more, whenever everyone is in town, and a new program is ready)  We have well over 3 octaves (it might be 4 octaves now) and have chimes, too.  Prior experience with hand bells and the ability to read music is not required, but helpful.  Rehearsals led by Carol Calvert, are weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 pm.  Carol is a seasoned, gentle and enthusiast ringer, who teachers her group to use all of the various handbell techniques, including Echo, Gyro, Malleting, Matellato, Plucking, Shaking, the Singing Bell, a Tower Swing and the most affecting Thumb Damp.  They are a marvelous group, with participants from other churches who come for the fun, the inspiration and sheer sport of it!

Men’s Chorus – providing special music on an “as needed” basis. The choir is open to all men who love to sing, no audition is required. It is helpful if you can read music (but not necessary) and very helpful if you can carry a tune!

Liturgical Dance – interprets the gospel message in the context of worship. This is open from age 6 to adult.  There is no charge to participate. (however, as with most churches, this program is on pause as the main participants are no longer available.)

If you have any questions about the music program at Geneva, please contact the church office and leave a message for Lester McCullough. He will return your call as soon as he can.

 Come join us!

Lester McCullough

Lester McCullough

Interim Director of Music

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Esther Kirkham

Esther Kirkham

Organist

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Carol Calvert

Carol Calvert

Director, Bell Choirs

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Introit

by Combined Bell and Chancel Choirs | May 14, 2017

Upcoming Anthems

11-17 O Worship the King – Mark Hayes

11-24 I Want to Thank You, Lord – Hogan/Harlan  (Recording: https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0139355)

12-1   O Come, Emmanuel – Elaine Hagenberg  (Recording – https://www.beckenhorstpress.com/o-come-emmanuel/)

12-8  Noel Festival – Lloyd Larson  (Recording: https://youtu.be/TGsS6ufHc_E )

Christmas Program Songs in Rehearsal


(CHOIR – if you have not received your rehearsal trax, please contact Juliet at jj at vizzitopia dot com)

Can You Hear the Christmas Bells?
The People Who Walk in Darkness
Night of Silence
O Little town of Bethlehem
Gloria!
Away in a Manger
Angels from the Realms of Flory
Mary, Did you Know?
Jesus, What a Wonderful Child
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Festival of Carols.