At Northridge, we believe that music is a ministry that can inspire, motivate, and excite.
If you’ve felt the call to minister through music, we invite you to come use your gifts and talents here. With five ensembles that cater to children and adults alike, we encourage you to say hello, tell us what you can do, and join in. There is a place for you here!
Our Style: At Northridge, 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, and we love presenting a variety of styles with integrity and commitment.
Please note: All music activities have been suspended due to COVID-19.
Our Children’s Choirs are comprised of Cherubs (grades 1-3) & Seraphs (grades 4-6). We focus on the “fun”damentals of music; we sing, we ring, and we play games, but we also learn how to work together and be leaders in worship. Children’s Choirs participate in Sunday morning worship 4 to 6 times during the year, including Children’s Sabbath in February. We present a Spring Sing! concert in Late April/Early May. Rehearsals are co-directed by Bryan Page & Suzanne Bouvier-Page.
NYME (Northridge Youth Music Ensemble)
Our Youth Music program is offered to grades 7-12, includes singers and instrumentalists, and focuses on utilizing the energy of our youth in exciting ways to lead in worship. NYME participates in Sunday morning worship 4 to 6 times a year and for worship. Rehearsals are co-directed by Bryan Page & Emily Cox, Youth Director.
Our Adult Handbell program is open to youth and adults who love to experience the magic and allure of English handbell ringing. We play music for handbells and/or choir chimes alone and often accompany the choir and the congregation on anthems and hymn singing. We have both a 5-octave set of Schulmerich Bells and a 5-octave set of Malmark Choir Chimes. Chancel Bells participate in Sunday morning worship 4 to 6 times during the year. Rehearsals are co-directed by Bryan Page & Todd Moore.
Our Adult Choir is the flagship of our music ministry, as they rehearse weekly during the entire program year (late August – May) and lead in worship most Sunday mornings. Once a year, we present a special Choral Service with instrumentalists. Past concerts and services include Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs” Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb”, and Faure’s “Requiem”. Rehearsals are directed by Bryan Page.
One & Done Choir
Our One & Done Choir is open to anyone who wishes to participate in the Choral Program at Northridge, offering a choral outlet for those who can’t commit to midweek rehearsals during the year. We meet at 9:15am for coffee and donuts, 9:30am for rehearsal, and lead in worship at the 10am worship service. We learn the anthem that morning and there is no commitment beyond each One & Done Choir Sunday. The goal is to offer a low stress, positive choral experience for anyone who wishes to participate in the music ministry at Northridge. Rehearsals are directed by Bryan Page.