“There are songs everywhere in scripture. The people of God sing. They express exuberance in realizing the majesty of God and the mercy of Christ, the wholeness of reality and their new-found ability to participate in it. Songs proliferate. Hymns gather the voices of men, women, and children into century-tiered choirs. Moses sings. Miriam sings. Deborah sings. David sings. Mary sings. Angels sing. Jesus and His disciples sing. Paul and Silas sing. When persons of faith become aware of who God is and what He does, they sing. The songs are irrepressible.”
- from “Living the Message”, by Eugene H. Peterson
Voice of The Woods is comprised of approximately 25 singers. This ensemble provides weekly musical leadership for the 8:30 am worship service. Voice of The Woods sings an eclectic range of music from early music compositions, 20th century anthems, African-American spirituals, American folk and gospel arrangements, and even the occasional worship appropriate Broadway chorus. Members develop deep friendships and a rich sense of community through focused and productive rehearsals, offering the opportunity for fun and fellowship and mutual prayer. All singers are welcome. No audition is required.
Rehearsals are held in the sanctuary on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Women of The Woods is a 20 member ensemble,bringing four part women’s harmony to the worship experience. Members delight in singing a wide range of sacred music from all styles and historic periods. This outstanding group provides musical leadership in morning worship and performs approximately every four to six weeks. No audition is required.
*Rehearsals are scheduled as needed and are held in the sanctuary on Wednesday evenings.
Sisters in Spirit is a five member women’s ensemble, blending dynamic harmonies and complex women’s choral arrangements to the worship experience. “SiS” performs various styles of music and also features secular selections in its repertoire,which are used in non-worship settings. ”
Bells of The Woods is a three-octave ensemble for ringers with a fair measure of handbell or musical experience. The bells ring every 8 weeks in worship.
Rehearsals are held in classroom A on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm.
Bluegrace provides musical leadership for The Wood’s 11:00 am service. Believing God’s worship is too glorious and complex for any single style of music, this service deliberately “blurs” musical boundaries to include worship appropriate secular tunes, praise and worship, current contemporary Christian, updated and “contemporized” hymns, folk, Celtic and Blues.
Children’s Choirs – See the Children’s Choirs entry under the Childrens’ Ministry tab for more details and registration forms.
If you would like more information about music at The Woods United Methodist Church, contact Reid Williams, Director of Music at 972-602-9944 or firstname.lastname@example.org