Our music program seeks to provide experiences that are worthwhile, meaningful, and spiritually gratifying for both the participants and the congregation as a whole. Our goal is to enhance the worship experience within the services. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many activities have been curtailed. However, the basic contributions of the music program to enhance worship services have continued.
From time to time, we also have special concerts or performances. We have had organ recitals presented by our local organists and visiting organists from Colorado, England and Germany. Many of the vocal groups in Estes Park have performed in our church, such as the Estes Valley Chamber Singers, the Chorale, the Mountain Men, and the Mountainaires. A local Rotary Club sponsors a musical variety show each year here to raise money for scholarships, and we have hosted benefit concerts for Crossroads Ministry and other local charities.
The Chancel Choir
Our choir leads the congregational singing and helps set the tone for the services by providing a special anthem each week. The concept of “those who sing, pray twice” helps define our responsibility to direct the worship toward God’s presence among us. We welcome all who would like to join us in singing, whether year-round residents or partial residents. The Chancel Choir is directed by Rich Dixon.
Joyful and Chancel Bell Choirs
Our hand bell choirs add another dimension to our worship through music with special anthems on selected Sundays. We ring with five octaves of Schulmerich hand bells and four and a half octaves of Malmark choir chimes. Our ringers are not professional musicians – simply people who enjoy working together to ring to the Glory of God. All ages and musical backgrounds are represented, and we welcome new ringers always! Joyful Bells are comprised of both beginners and more experienced ringers, while Chancel Bells are more experienced ringers. Both bell choirs are directed by Patti Dolezal.
- Chancel Choir meets on Thursdays at 6:45 pm year round
- Chancel Bells meets on Thursdays at 5:00 pm September – May
- Joyful Bells meets on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm September – May
As noted earlier, from time to time during the year, the church hosts concerts, joint choir performances with other Estes churches, and appearances by visiting musicians. These events focus on enhancing the spiritual life of the congregation and community. Check the church website and local papers for announcements concerning these programs.