COVID-19 Update: Our in-person services are currently led by a small ensemble of singers and musicians. If you would be interested in singing for a worship service, contact the church office.
At Abiding Grace, we enjoy a wide variety of music from many composers. We sing from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Hymnal, as well as the This Far by Faith hymnal. Anthems and musical offerings vary by genre and style. We are very blessed to have master organist and pianist, Dr. Roger Burnell, as an integral part of our music ministry and various ensembles.
If you are interested in participating in the music ministry at Abiding Grace, we offer many ways to get involved. All are welcome to participate in any of these opportunities – regardless of ability.
Lift Every Voice Choir
Rehearsals are weekly at 7:30 pm. The Lift Every Voice Choir sings at the 11:00 am service, and will sing a cantata at Easter and Christmas. We also have additional choir opportunities, including caroling at retirement facilities and the Dallas Arboretum in December.
Summer choir begins after Memorial Day and ends before Labor Day. This is only a once per week commitment, as the rehearsals are before worship on Sundays. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try choir out!
The Praise Ensemble is a smaller group of independent singers, guitar, piano, flute, and cello, among other instruments. The Praise Ensemble performs a wide range and style of praise music. Praise Ensemble meets on select Mondays at 7:00 pm, and will be a part of worship during Lent, Holy Week, general season, Advent, and Christmas.
The Abiding Grace Orchestra is made up of many instruments! The orchestra will often accompany hymns for worship services, offer preludes, and join the choir for Easter and Christmas cantatas. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm.
Grace Notes Handbell Choir
We currently have a three-octave set of handbells and chimes; and there is always room for more members or substitutes. Grace Notes meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
There are several unique opportunities for the music ministry each year! We perform an Easter and Christmas cantata every year; as well as caroling events, and trips every other year. One of our recent trips was singing at Carnegie Hall in 2019 under the direction of composer Pepper Choplin.
Our music ministry would not be possible without the service and dedication of sound technicians. If you would be interested in participating in the A/V team, please contact the church office.