The music ministry is vital element to Eastridge Presbyterian Church and its worship services. The music ministry includes vocal choirs, a handbell choir, organ, piano, Eastridge Brass, and Cantata Orchestra. We welcome new participants to any group. We also offer Choral Scholar positions which are filled by periodic auditions.
See how you can experience the joy of music ministry and fellowship!
New members are always welcome!
Directed by Brian Lew and accompanied by Brent Shaw, this vocal choir is for all adults, university students, and middle and high school students. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of musical styles regularly during the 9:00 am worship service from September through May. Each year during Advent the Chancel Choirs joins forces with the Cantata Orchestra to offer a worship service featuring an annual Christmas Cantata.
Under the direction of Dr. Brian Lew, this children's choir is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. They rehearse Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the Choir Room downstairs, following Faith Connection for Elementary Students. They have a lot of fun learning about the importance of music in worship, singing a variety of styles, and making new friends.
Come experience the joy of making music and worshiping God!
Will McGuire leads the Praise Band which is comprised of guitarists, a bassist, drummer, lead vocalist and background vocalists. The Praise Band leads the 10:30 a.m. worship service each Sunday. They rehearse on Mondays from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
This adult handbell choir is directed by Brian Lew. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Choir Room, and ring in worship one Sunday a month. The Kirk Ringers occasionally collaborate with the Chancel Choir, or other choirs, and ring on holidays or special services. The experience of each ringer varies from 2 to 30 years!
Eastridge Presbyterian Church Choral Scholars are an integral part of the Chancel Choir and help to lead their section in rehearsal and in performance. Each singer is a music major or minor at a local university. We have one Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass scholar. Each singer is required to attend Wednesday evening rehearsals and one to two Sunday morning worship services. All positions are filled by audition on an as needed basis. The auditions consist of one prepared Sacred Piece as well as sight-reading. If you are interested in becoming a Choral Scholar or would like more information about this great opportunity please contact Brian Lew at 603-490-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastridge Hospice Singers
Organized in the fall of 2018, the Eastridge Hospice Singers is a group of hospice-trained musicians whose mission is to bring the peace and comfort of music to those in hospice care. Through requests made by family members, friends, care providers and pastors/ spiritual advisors, small groups of these hospice-trained volunteers provide singing visits to individuals receiving hospice at any stage of their life’s journey. Our church financially and spiritually supports the Eastridge Hospice Singers of which is currently made up of 30 singers from eight different denominations. They are formally associated with Tabitha Hospice and HoriSun Hospice but sing for anyone receiving hospice care with any hospice provider. They practice the first Thursday of each month and sing a cappella.
To request a singing visit for someone in hospice care or to inquire about joining the Eastridge Hospice Singers, contact Patty Niemann at email@example.com or the church office at 402-488-7844.