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music ministries

Make a joyful noise!

Musical Opportunities for Adults, Youth, & Children

Please Note: All adults, youth, and children choir groups will resume rehearsals the week of September 1, 2024. For questions, and more information, please contact Lynn Leitzen, Director of Children's Music Ministry & Worship Coordinator, at lynn.leitzen@peopleofgrace.org.

Adult Music Ministry

Share your love of music in one of our music ensembles at Grace! We have many opportunities to offer praise and worship through music for all ability levels. Please see the list of vocal and bell choirs below for details. We have selected spirited music; we need you to bring it to life! We welcome you to join us in song! Contact Lynn Leitzen to get connected with one or more of these wonderful ensembles.


Grace Chancel Choir
Grace's largest choir, singing classics, hymn settings, Gospel, and more. Sing at the 10:30AM worship service and for special concerts and holy days. We welcome capable new members. If you’re someone who reads music, loves to sing, enjoys dramatic storytelling, and is drawn to using your gifts to enhance the worship experience for others, contact Dr. Peter Jarjisian via email.

Rehearses Thursdays, 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Directed by Dr. Peter Jarjisian.

Grace Praise Team
Vocalists and instrumentalists lead 9:00 a.m. worship with current praise and worship music, enhanced by microphones and visual projection, and plays at special events, concerts, and services. The team is always open to new members with the talents and passion for contemporary worship. Rehearsals are Tuesdays (September through May) at 7:30PM to 9:00PM for the upcoming 9:00AM Gathering Sunday worship in the Activity Center. The team rotates vocalists and band members choose their Sundays. We’d love to have you join us!

Rehearses Tuesdays, 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Directed by Lynn Leitzen.

Grace Bell Ensemble 
Play on the first Sunday of the month at the 8:00AM and 10:30AM worship service and other services, concerts, and events.
Rehearses Wednesdays, 7:00PM to 8:15PM
Directed by Debbie John.
 

New Life Singers
We are thrilled to announce the once-a-monthish return of the New Life Singers choir to the 8:00AM sanctuary worship service under the leadership of Shelly Drescher (director) and Claudia Winterrowd (accompanist). Contact Shelly Drescher with questions and register your intent/interest at peopleofgrace.org/register. All updated information will come to your inbox! All are welcome and no auditions needed!

Simply Ring
Would you like to learn how to play handbells? Contact Debbie John.

Special Music
The 8:00AM traditional worship service invites soloists or ensembles for vocal and/or instrumentals to lead worship as available. Please contact Lynn Leitzen for more information.

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Youth Music Ministry

Grace's Youth Music Ministry is a wonderful way for youth to grow relationships, share their talents, and express their faith. In addition to regularly leading worship, youth also present one musical per calendar year. Please contact Director of Children's Music Ministry Lynn Leitzen for more information. 

Junior Singers
This group is for 4th to 7th graders and sings on average once a month and during Advent and for Mother’s Day musicals.
Rehearses Wednesdays at 5:00PM
Directed by Lynn Leitzen.

Youth Choir
This group is for 8th to 12th graders and sings in worship about every 4 to 6 weeks.
Rehearses Wednesdays at 6:00PM.
Directed by Shelly Drescher.

Joyful Ringers
This groups is for 4th to 12th grade youth and sings on average once a month and during Advent and for Mother’s Day musicals.
Rehearses Wednesdays at 4:00PM.
Directed by Debbie John.

RingTones
This group is for experienced 8th to 12th grade ringers. Rehearses Tuesdays at 7:00PM.
Directed by Debbie John.

Instrumentalists
Any age “practice-ready” instrumentalists interested in accompanying or leading worship, please contact Lynn Leitzen.

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Children's Music Ministry

The choir season is September through mid-May, but we welcome seasonal attendees as well. Contact Lynn Leitzen, Director of Children's Music Ministry, for more information.  


Treble Tikes Pre-K 
Pre-K (3-5 years old)

Rehearsals TBD

Directed by Lynn Leitzen.

Cherub Choir
Grades K - 3

Rehearses Wednesdays at 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Directed by Sue Riedinger

Junior Singers
Grades 4-7

Rehearses Wednesdays at 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Directed by Lynn Leitzen.

Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir
Grades 4-12

Rehearses Wednesdays at 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Directed by Debbie John.

RingTones
Grades 8-12 experienced handbell ensemble ringers

Rehearses Tuesdays 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Directed by Debbie John

Youth Choir 
Grades 8-12

Rehearses Wednesdays at 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Directed by Shelly Drescher.

Instrumentalists
Any age “practice-ready” instrumentalists interested in accompanying or leading worship, please contact Lynn Leitzen.

Children's Music
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