MUSIC AT GOOD SHEPHERD
“I will praise the name of God with a song. I will magnify Him with Thanksgiving.” Psalm 70:30
Our Music Program is coordinated by Dr. Karyn Robbins, Music Director and Organist. She oversees multiple groups and individuals, who offer the gift of music for all of us to enjoy and share, together.
There are six choirs at Good Shepherd, which offer many opportunities to praise our Lord in song, both with voice and through playing an instrument. Our choirs typically rehearse and perform from mid-September through early June.
If you are interested in joining any of the following groups or contributing in another way to the music at Good Shepherd, please contact Karyn at 585-872-2281.
JUNIOR CHOIR: (2nd-5th grade) Rehearsals are Sunday Mornings from 9:15-10:50 am. This choir sings once a month for Family Sundays and also for special liturgies such as Christmas Eve and Easter.
TEEN CHOIR: (6th-12th grade) Rehearsals are Sundays after the 10:15 service—grab a quick bite to eat at Coffee Hour, then come down and sing with us! This choir performs once a month for Family Sundays and also for special liturgies such as Christmas Eve and Easter. We also occasionally sing together with the Adult Choir!
ADULT CHOIR: Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm. The choir leads worship every Sunday except Family Sunday. Special liturgies and events include Christmas Eve, an Ecumenical Choir Festival, and the Boar’s Head Feast (every other year). The choir also sings for funerals and on occasion for weddings.
FAMILY CHIME CHOIR: (Inter-generational; experience in counting music is desirable). Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 pm. This choir plays once a month for Family Sundays, Christmas Eve, and special events.
CHIME CHOIR: (senior high and adults; experience in counting music is important) Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:15 pm This choir plays once a month and for special liturgies and events.
BRASS ENSEMBLE: (high school and adults) Rehearsals are occasional, typically scheduled after the 10:15 service. The Brass Ensemble plays for festive liturgies and special events.
INSTRUMENTALISTS: (all ages) Individuals are invited to share their talents by playing preludes, postludes, or other sacred musical selections during worship (they may also wish to assist the choirs by playing the instrumental parts to choral anthems on occasion).
KARYN ROBBINS 872-2281