“Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.” Psalm 150:1-5
Music plays a valuable role in our worship services; we endeavor to offer a mixture of both contemporary and traditional styles, striking a delightful balance between the two. While we continue our search for a full time organist and or pianist, we are blessed in that we have volunteer musicians within the congregation who faithfully offer their gifts to play guitar, piano, organ and on occasion the beat box. We also enjoy and appreciate guest performers who, from time to time, join us to share their music ministry with us.
Our hope is to once again provide a weekly choir; while we continue to pray about this, various members and friends of the congregation gathered to form a singing group to offer special music during the Advent season. We had a lot of fun and fellowship and will continue to ensure that singing groups are in place for special celebrations and seasons in the church. With the Lenten and Easter season upon us we will be seeking individuals to lend their voices and musical abilities to prepare music for upcoming worship services. More details will follow in the next few weeks.
A note about our organ…
Our church houses a Casavant Frères pipe organ. This beautiful organ was a gift donated to the church in 1919 by Lord Beaverbrook in memory of his father, the Rev. William Aitken. Many organists have sat on the organ bench in admiration of such beauty, an instrument rarely seen in churches.