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.
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The Chancel Choir of adult singers provides the primary music leadership in worship 1st and 3rd Sundays from September through June.
These singers, grades 6–12, provide music in worship on the fourth Sunday of each month.
These third through fifth graders lead in worship on the second Sunday of each month and participate in Knollwood's Hymns for a Lifetime memorization program.
These first and second graders learn fundamental musical concepts through activities, games, and singing; they lead in worship on the second Sunday of each month.
Children age 4 through kindergarten enjoy discovering their voices while learning age-appropriate songs about God's love.
Adult ringers present sacred music for 5–6 octaves of handbells and handchimes on the first Sunday each month in worship.
Youth in grades 6–12 ring hymn arrangements, classical music transcriptions, and original sacred works for worship some fourth Sundays each month.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
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.
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.
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