At Galilee, we believe sacred music plays an important role in the liturgical and spiritual life of the church. Not only does it have the power to move hearts; it assists in raising our hearts and minds to God, deepening our connection with the Divine. Being part of the music ministry here is an opportunity to serve, learn, participate in something bigger than ourselves, and so much more. If you have an interest, reach out to our Organist & Choirmaster, Mary Dolch by email ten.hcruhceelilag@yram or phone 757-428-3573 ext. 20
The adult choir sings the 10:45 service each Sunday. During the summer months, we will simply do pickup choir on Sunday mornings with a rehearsal beforehand at 10:00am – all are welcome! September through May rehearsals are 7:00-8:30pm each Thursday.
We have restarted our chorister program here at Galilee! Students build confidence, self-expression, listening skills, social-emotional skills, and experience being a part of a team effort making music and assisting in leading worship. Our younger choristers, or “Cherubs Choir” (1st and 2nd graders) rehearse from 4:45-5:15 Wednesday afternoons, learning a lot by rote, the basics of healthy singing, solfege, reading music, and why we sing as a church community. The older choristers (grades 3 and up) rehearse 5:15-6:00pm generally, sometimes helping the Cherubs, and also delving deeper into the Royal School of Church Musician’s Curriculum, “Voice for Life.” They typically sing once a month for either the 9:15 or 10:45 service, and join to sing together with the adults for special occasions such as All Saints Day, Lessons and Carols, Chistmas Eve, Annual Meeting Sunday, and more.
This group provides an opportunity to participate in instrumental music without having formal training. Our participants get a chance to develop their coordination and listening skills and to enjoy the beauty of music making in an ensemble setting. The Bell Choir will perform on occasion.
Contemporary Worship Team
This is a group of musicians and singers who desire to use their gifts to glorify and exalt the Lord through contemporary worship at 9:00am on Sundays. If you have musical ability and a desire to worship the Lord and serve Him with gladness, we would love to hear from you.
For contemporary music inquires, contact Jennifer Gammill at 428-3573, ext. 29 or email ten.hcruhceelilag@refinnej