Sing to the Lord!

Music is a vital part of our worship at Knollwood, where church musicians of all ages join to sing praise to God, grow in their faith, and give witness to their Christian experience through “hymns and spiritual songs.”

The hymns we sing as a congregation and the anthem texts the choirs offer help to shape our faith, and they enrich our worship by supporting and expanding on the Scriptures and sermon themes each week. Likewise, varied instrumental music supports and enhances the worship message.

The adult Chancel Choir is the core of our program, singing in worship most Sundays from September through June. Also sharing their gifts in worship regularly are the Youth Choir (grades 6–12), three children’s choirs, four handbell choirs, and Knollwood Brass.
Come join us—there’s a place for you!

announcements

July 28 - Show Up and Sing

Youth and adults are invited to the choir room at 10am to learn choral music to sing in worship that morning. No experience required and a wonderful way to see what choir is about! Led by our new Minister of Music, Rozanna Goocey.

Summer Music Offerings

During the summer months while our choirs are taking a break, the musicians of Knollwood offer a variety of special music in worship. If you are interested in participating as a singer or instrumentalist, as a soloist or as part of a group, we would be delighted to include you!

Weekly schedule

Children’s choirs - will resume Aug. 25 & 28

Children’s Bells (grades 2–5)
3:30–4:00
Sunday
Building B, Room 215
Concord Choir (ages 4–K)
5:15–5:45
Wednesday
Building B, Room 254
Carol Choir (grades 1–2)
5:15–6:00
Wednesday
Building B, Room 251
Chapel Choir (grades 3–5)
5:15–6:00
Wednesday
Building B, Room 241

youth choirs - will resume Aug. 25 & 28

High School Bells
4:00–4:45
Sunday
Building B, Room 215
Youth Choir (grades 6–12)
4:45–5:45
Sunday
Building B, Room 213
Middle School Bells
5:15–6:00
Wednesday
Building B, Room 215

Adult choirs - Chancel Choir meets through June 16

Chancel Choir
7:00–8:30
Wednesday
Building B, Room 213
Chancel Bells
5:45–6:45
Sunday
Building B, Room 215

instrumental - will resume Sept. 8

Knollwood Brass
8:30–9:30
Sunday
Building B, Room 224
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness unto the Lord.

–Colossians 3:16

Choirs for all ages

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir of adult singers provides the primary music leadership in worship most Sundays from September through June.

Schedule
Wednesdays 7:00–8:30 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 213
Contact

Youth Choir

These singers, grades 6–12, provide music in worship once a month and participate in the annual CBFNC Youth Choir Festival.

Schedule
Sundays 4:45–5:45 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 213
Contact

Chapel Choir

These third through fifth graders lead in worship once a month and participate in Knollwood's Hymns for a Lifetime memorization program.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:15–6:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 241
Contact

Carol Choir

These first and second graders learn fundamental musical concepts through activities, games, and singing; they lead in worship four or five times a year.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:15–6:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 251
Contact

Concord Choir

Children age 4 through kindergarten enjoy discovering their voices while learning age-appropriate songs about God's love.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:15–5:45 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 254
Contact

Handbells

Chancel Bells

Adult ringers present sacred music for 5–6 octaves of handbells and handchimes once a month in worship and participate in the annual OctoberRing handbell festival.

Schedule
Sundays 5:45–6:45 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

High School Bells

Youth in grades 9–12 and adult mentors ring hymn arrangements, classical music transcriptions, and original sacred works for worship once a month.

Schedule
Sundays 4:00–4:45 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

Middle School Bells

Youth grades 6–8 build on fundamentals of music reading and ringing as they prepare intermediate-level music for worship once a month.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:15–6:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

Children's Bells

Children grades 2–5 are invited to come and learn the basics of music reading and ringing chimes. They offer music in worship four or five times a year.

Schedule
Sundays 3:30–4:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

Instrumental music

Knollwood Brass

On festival Sundays, our brass ensemble adds an extra level of joy and energy to worship. The group is open to any high school or adult brass player of intermediate ability.

Schedule
Sundays 8:30–9:30 AM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 224
Contact

Other instrumentalists

If you play any instrument—woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, piano, or guitar—and would like to participate in our music ministry, please let Lauren Winkelman know.

Schedule
Location
Contact

Hymns for a Lifetime

A singing faith is a shared faith. Each week the most important choir of all—the gathered people of God—join their voices to worship with “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.”

We prepare our children to share in our village hymn-singing by teaching them a basic repertoire of hymns. Elementary children gather at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday to sing hymns that teach about God, worshipping God, God’s love for us, Jesus’ life and love, the need to minister to others, and the need to share our faith.

In addition, the third through fifth graders in the Chapel Choir participate in our Hymns for a Lifetime memorization program, where they pass off one stanza of 20 hymns each year for three years. There are benchmark awards of engraved hymnals after the first two years, and then after memorizing 60 hymns children earn a trophy and a place on the plaque displayed in the choir room.

These rewards are fun incentives, but the true reward is the seed of God’s Word planted in the hearts and minds of these children. We hope that each family has a hymnal at home to use for devotions or family singing. New hymnals are available in the music office.

Music lessons for the community

We at Knollwood share a deep desire to spread the joy of music to new generations—both within and beyond our congregation. Toward this goal, Knollwood hosts several lesson programs for those who want to explore their musical talents.

  • Suzuki guitar lessons
  • Private voice instruction
More about Knollwood’s music program

Download the booklet, Knollwood Baptist Church Music Ministry 2018–19, which includes complete schedules detailing when each musical group helps to lead in worship.

Leadership

Dr. Bryon Grohman
Interim Choral Director
bryon@knollwood.orgRead bio
Ms. Lauren Winkelman
Music Ministry Associate and Organist
lauren@knollwood.orgRead bio