Music Ministry

 

 

Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing to the Lord, all the world! Sing to the Lord and praise him. - Psalm 96

Music is one of the great gifts with which God has blessed us and one of the great vehicles through which we express our praise and worship. The music ministry of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church is dedicated to providing joyful and meaningful worship of the Almighty during the weekly Sunday services. We strive to offer quality music that not only enhances the worship services, but also strengthens and enriches our faith and lives. In addition, the music ministry offers opportunities for persons to use and develop their talents and abilities, as well as to grow in their faith.

Chancel Choir:

The Chancel Choir provides the main musical leadership for the 11:00 am Sunday worship service, as well as other special services. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the choir room from 6:30 to 8 pm. The choir sings a variety of music and periodically performs larger choral works. High school, college, and adults are welcome to join the Chancel Choir.

Westminster Ringers:

The Westminster Ringers help support the music ministry by playing during the worship services about once a month and on special holiday services. The handbell group consists of adults from a variety of ages and rehearses on Wednesday night from 5:15 – 6:15 pm in the choir room. High school, college, and adults are welcome to join the Westminster Ringers. Basic music reading skills are greatly helpful, but not essential.

Instrumentalists:

Psalm 150 tells us to praise the Lord with instruments. Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church is fortunate to have several instrumentalists in our congregation who share their talents by playing in the worship services. This offers variety for the congregation, but is also a way to serve God through music. Instruments have included trumpet, flute, violin, and piano.

CONCERT SERIES: To further celebrate God’s gift of music, concerts for the church and community are periodically offered by our music ministry. Concerts have included the Raleigh Ringers, an organ/trumpet recital, the North Carolina Boys Choir, a piano/clarinet recital by members of the Mountain Chamber Players, Dr. Eunice Stackhouse, pianist, the Appalachian State University Brass Quintet, and several college choirs. The 2023-2024 Concert Series featured the following: We have enjoyed the talents of Angela Massey (flute), and Caroline Owen (piano), members of the Astralis Chamber Ensemble who presented “Romanza” sharing love stories in classical music; Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble from Greenville, SC. This group of directors and advanced ringers formed in 2000 and they  strive to educate the public about the musical art of handbell ringing; Our own B-DRPC Chancel Choir offered a Christmas program entitled “Carols Old Yet New.”; Brevard Philharmonic Chamber Concert presented a program entitled “Splendid Strings” featuring music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Benjamin Britten and Florence Price; and our final 2023-2024 Program was the Blue Ridge Symphonic Brass who shared a wide range of music from the Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary.

Be watching for our 2024-2025 Concert Series Line Up!

The music program warmly invites anyone with an affinity for music to consider taking part in this vital ministry. If interested, please contact the church, at (828) 884-2645 ext. 3.