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 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from September through May.

Knollwood's Children's Choirs, and occasionally the Children's Bells, lead in worship on the 2nd Sunday of each month from September through May.

The Youth Choir (grades 6–12) sings on 4th Sunday each month from September through May.

The adult Chancel Bells play in Worship on the 1st Sunday of each month from September through May.
Come join us—there’s a place for you!

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Weekly schedule

Children’s choirs

Children’s Bells (grades 1–5)
Wednesday evenings
Concord Choir (ages 4–K)
Wednesday evenings
Carol Choir (grades 1–3)
Wednesday evenings
Chapel Choir (grades 4–5)
Wednesday evenings

youth choirs

Youth Bells
5:00-5:45
Wednesday
Building B, Room 215
Youth Choir (grades 6–12)
4:30–5:15
Sunday
Sanctuary

Adult choirs

Chancel Choir
6:30 - 8:00
Thursday
Sanctuary
Chancel Bells
5:30-6:30
Sunday
Building B, Room 215

instrumental

Knollwood Instrumental Ensemble
12:15 - 1:15
Sunday
Sanctuary
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 1st and 3rd Sundays from September through June.

Schedule
Thursdays 6:30–8:00 PM
Location
Sanctuary
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Youth Choir

These singers, grades 6–12, provide music in worship on the fourth Sunday of each month.

Schedule
Sundays 4:30–5:15 PM
Location
Sanctuary
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Chapel Choir

These fourth and fifth graders lead in worship on the second Sunday of each month and participate in Knollwood's Hymns for a Lifetime memorization program.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:00–7:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 241
Contact

Carol Choir

These first through third graders learn fundamental musical concepts through activities, games, and singing; they lead in worship on the second Sunday of each month.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:00–7:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 251
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Concord Choir

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

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:00–7:00 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 241
Contact

Handbells

Chancel Bells

Adult ringers present sacred music for 5–6 octaves of handbells and handchimes on the first Sunday each month in worship.

Schedule
Sundays 5:30–6:30 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

Youth Bells

Youth in grades 6–12 ring hymn arrangements, classical music transcriptions, and original sacred works for worship some fourth Sundays each month.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:00–5:45 PM
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 215
Contact

Children's Bells

Children grades 1 - 5 learn the basics of music reading and ringing chimes. They offer music in worship four times per year on second Sundays.

Schedule
Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm
Location
Knollwood Building B, Room 244
Contact

Instrumental music

Knollwood Instrumental Ensemble

Our Instrumental Ensemble adds an extra level of joy, energy, and beauty to worship. The group is open to any high school or adult player of intermediate ability.

Schedule
Sundays 12:15-1:15 pm
Location
Sanctuary
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 us know! Contact rozanna@knollwood.org

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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

If you would like to know more about 2021-2022 Music and Worship calendar and events, please click on the link below.
Click here for our brochure.

Leadership

Ms. Rozanna Vancil Goocey
Minister of Music and Worship
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Ms. Lauren Winkelman
Music Ministry Associate and Organist
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