Music

Music Ministry at Northbrook United Methodist Church has three main goals:

*Leading worship through music to seek God by exploring both old and new ways of worshiping through song.  We incorporate both new music and old into our services throughout the year as well as sharing works like Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem and introducing new pieces by Natalie Sleeth, John Leavitt, and Mark Hayes.  In addition to our chancel choir we have a Praise Band called Alpha that leads and shares contemporary or secular music that can also have spiritual value for our members.

*Inspiring and supporting the congregation in their own worship through music.  By being leaders and stewards of the music ministry, and remaining inclusive in our music making, we can accomplish this goal by both words and deeds.

*Coming together as a body of Christ in music by recognizing that all participants have talents, and focusing on lifting up each individual in their unique way.

Chancel Choir – our adult choir meets on Thursday evenings at 7:30 and all are welcome.  This great group of talented volunteers know how to sing, share, and have a great time in fellowship with one another. The choir sings most Sunday mornings throughout the year (excluding summer and winter break).   Please contact the office to be put in touch with Shirley Mosteller.

Special Music for Easter – If you love to sing, but can’t commit to the entire church choir season, please consider joining us for Easter.  The choir will be singing three pieces from Handel’s “Messiah”, including the Hallelujah Chorus.  Rehearsals will be Thursday evenings starting March 9.  Please call the office to be put in touch with Shirley Mosteller or talk to her on a Sunday morning after worship. 

Chime Group – After the success of our Holiday chime group we  would love to expand this program.   Open to children and adults of all ages, you only need to be able to count and keep a steady beat!  Our goal is to play during several times a year. Contact Shirley to learn more.

As our music grows and changes we are looking to create more opportunities for congregational involvement.  If you are interested in becoming part of a group of music loving volunteers who share  an affinity for rock, pop, folk, jazz, bluegrass and Christian songs, please contact Shirley to learn more.