Music in Worship

MusicMusic plays an important role in worship at Grace Church. Our choirs, soloists, organists, and other musicians offer an inspirational dimension to our worship and help to support congregational singing. Under the direction of our Minister of Music and Organist, the music ministry provides opportunities for those who feel called to sing, spreading God’s message of peace and goodness through their music, to develop a confidence in singing and to find a personal spiritual connection in church music as they share their gifts.

Grace Church has choirs for all age groups that provide music in worship throughout the entire year.

The Chancel Choir: Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm rehearsals (September to May) in the choir room, lower level. The Chancel Choir is made up of youth and adults and serves as the principal musical leadership for the 10:00 a.m. worship experience at Grace. The choir also presents several concerts each season for the Grace community and the city of Baltimore, including a major choral work for Good Friday and Sunday afternoon concerts. All are welcome and no audition is necessary.

Grace’s soloists add a special dimension to rehearsals, the music at worship as well as in our concerts. The soloists are available to sing for weddings and funerals as well.

New Chancel Choir opportunity – a shortened commitment to sing either the Christmas Concert in December, the Organ Re-Dedication Concert in May, or both! The time commitment is the three rehearsals prior to each concert – contact Chris Schroeder for more details.

The Handbell Choir: Sundays (Sept. – May), 11:15 to 12:00 pm rehearsals, is open to youth and adults and plays at Christmas, Easter and other services during the year. The choir is always looking for new members! All are welcome to join; some music reading experience is necessary.

The Youth Choir: Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 pm rehearsals (September to May) in the choir room, lower level. The Youth Choir, grades 7 through 12, is directed by Mr. Robert Cantrell. The choir sings several times throughout the year and often combines forces with the Chancel Choir in special services and concerts.

The Children’s Choir, Sundays, 10:45 to 11:25 am rehearsals at the end of Sunday School (September to May). All Sunday School children are part of this choir, directed by Miss Mairin Srygley.

For more information about ministries of music at Grace contact Chris Schroeder, Minister of Music.