MUSIC

We believe music is a form of ministry all its own. If you want to get involved, join us! Whatever your gifts, there is a place for you here.

Our music is classic…with a twist. Our ensembles present music from the classical canon, jazz, gospel, spirituals, the Taize & Iona traditions as well as newly composed music. You’ll often see our staff and members performing vocal and instrumental solos. We love offering a variety of styles to accompany worship.

Chancel Choir: The flagship of our Northridge music ministry, the Chancel Choir rehearses in the Music Suite on Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30 p.m., and sings every Sunday during the program year at the 11:00 a.m. sanctuary worship service, rehearsing on Sunday mornings at 10:40 a.m. The Chancel Choir is open to youth and adults.

hearts&hands&voices: This ensemble leads 9:00 a.m. outdoor worship service and is comprised of singers and instrumentalists who present music from folk, popular, global, and praise & worship traditions. We worship with voices, keyboards, guitars, percussion … and whatever else you have! Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the Music Suite.

hearts&hands&ALLvoices: Similar to our One & Done Choir, this is an opportunity for people to join in the musical leadership at the 9:00 a.m. outdoor worship service. On the last Sunday of the month (except for December and May), come join us at 8:45 a.m. in the lower parking lot to learn the Gathering Song for the day. We will lead worship at the beginning, and then you may go sit back down with your family. Our motto is: Yeah…it’s THAT easy!

One & Done Choir: Our One & Done Choir meets on the last Sunday of the month (except for December and May) and is open to anyone and everyone. We meet in the Music Suite on Sunday mornings at 10:40 a.m., learn the music for the day, lead worship, and … that’s it! Links to the music will be available in the newsletter the Friday prior. Our motto is: No Robes … No Commitment … Just Worship!

Chancel Bells: Our Chancel Bells rehearse on Sundays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Quillin Hall and play four to five times during the year in the 11:00 a.m. sanctuary worship service. We play music with full ensemble, small groups, and sometimes just a few ringers will join with the One & Done Choir to add a little color to the choral offerings. We are always looking for new ringers!

NYME (Northridge Youth Music Ensemble): NYME is open to all youth who sing or play a musical instrument, or who want to just come, listen, and hang out! We rehearse in the Youth Suite on Sundays from 5:00-5:30 p.m. We play music from popular, folk, global, and praise & worship styles. We periodically lead the 9:00 a.m. outdoor worship service, as well as devotional times during Youth Group.

Children’s Choir: Our Northridge Children’s Choir is open to all children, grades 1-6. The Children’s Choir leads in the 11:00 a.m. sanctuary worship service three to four times during the year and presents a Spring Sing! concert in late April/early May. We rehearse on Sundays from 9:35-10:00 a.m. on the South Porch.

Concerts: The city of Dallas has a vibrant music and arts scene, with many performing artists and ensembles who are always looking for a new place to perform. Our sanctuary is acoustically primed for chamber choirs and smaller instrumental ensemble who wish to present a program in a sacred space. We work closely with local and out-of-town musicians in promoting their events and supporting them in sharing their talents with our church community and our neighbors.

Music Opportunities