The Music Ministry of Harundale Presbyterian Church provides opportunities for all ages to participate musically in the life of this congregation. We praise and worship God through all types of music. Our music ministry consists of a Director of Music and Music Assistant, vocal choirs, and a bell choir. The talents of these people are many and varied and we try to utilize them in every way possible. Here is a brief look at each group:
- Chancel Choir
- Celebration Bell Choir
- Praise Singers
This choir is made up of adults who enjoy singing and praising the Lord with their music. They meet once a week for rehearsal and lead worship on Sunday morning and other special services. The Chancel Choir sings a variety of music from traditional to more contemporary. They have also participated in performing large works with orchestral accompaniment, have sung with the Presbytery Choir at the Myerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, for the Presbyterian General Assembly Meeting, Baltimore Presbytery meetings and were part of the choir for the Billy Graham Crusade here in Baltimore.
Celebration Bell Choir
Most of these people have been ringing handbells for a number of years. Quite a few of them have been in this choir since it started in 1979. They meet once a week for rehearsal and play in service several times each year. They have also played in many handbell festivals, weddings, nursing homes, meetings and many other functions. They also took part in playing for the Ecumenical Worship Service for the Presbyterian General Assembly when it met here in Baltimore.
This choir is made up of people who enjoy singing praise music. They meet a couple of times to rehearse before singing in service and sing four or five times a year in worship. They also help lead the congregation when we sing praise songs instead of a traditional hymn. This choir has performed for the Presbytery’s Presbyterian Women’s meeting.
In addition to the choirs, we have several other individuals who play a variety of instruments. They provide us with preludes, postludes, and accompaniments for the choir and congregational hymns as needed.