Choirs at Gustavus Adolphus Church
Our choir year runs from September-May. During the school year, each group participates in worship on a regular basis. We have four choirs at Gustavus Adolphus, with opportunities for people of a wide range of ages to participate. We invite you to read about our choirs and consider joining one or more of them!
Senior Choir (high school through adults)
This group meets to practice on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. We sing a wide variety of styles of music using a variety of voicings including unison, two-part mixed, and four part (SATB) harmony. The Senior Choir generally sings for worship two Sundays per month plus Church festival and holiday services.
Gustavus Bells (youth through adults)
Our handbell choir rings 3+ octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of tone chimes. The group plays for worship once a month, usually the second Sunday of the month, plus Christmas Eve and Easter. We still have an opening for one ringer this fall! Basic music reading knowledge is helpful (bass clef reading even more helpful). If you would like to help us fill out the bell choir for this year, contact Phil Holzman as soon as possible as he looks to fill this position in the group. The Gustavus Bells rehearse on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Choir (youth through adults)
This group leads worship and music one Sunday per month, generally the third Sunday. Led by Joel Lurvey, they sing more contemporary and global music accompanied by guitar, piano, and other instruments as available. Rehearsals for this choir are held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
GA Choristers (elementary and middle school students)
Our choir for children and youth meets several times throughout the school year in three-week mini-sessions. The Choristers will practice on October 11, 18, and 25 (Wednesdays) at 6:00 p.m. and will sing for worship on Sunday, October 29.
Additional Ways to Share Your Talents
If you cannot participate in one of our choirs, there are other ways for you to participate. We’re always looking for instrumentalists and vocalists to offer music for our worship services. If you’re interested in sharing your talents in worship, contact Phil Holzman.
For more information about our music ministries, contact Phil Holzman at firstname.lastname@example.org