Music

The apostle Paul commands us to “speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:19–20). Singing to the Lord and to one another conveys truth set to music (Colossians 3:16).

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Chancel Choir

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The Chancel Choir provides the majority of music for the worship service. Their repertoire includes most traditional and classical standards of sacred choral literature, with a blending of newer works from more contemporary composers of note.

The Chancel Choir also prepares Abendmusik, a worship service of Advent and Christmas music, usually held on the first Sunday evening of December. This event frequently includes soloists and instrumentalists, and is an opportunity to reach out to the Bedford community, inviting them to join us in celebrating the season commemorating Christ's birth.

The choir has occasionally offered special music presentations during Lent and Easter, and has combined with choirs from area churches to present larger choral works.

The Chancel Choir presents unique opportunities for fellowship in a small group. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in adding music to our worship. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise"Joyful Noise," our contemporary music group which also provides worship music for the worship service, is comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists.  Their music is of a more modern selection with arrangements that fit well within a traditional worship service.

Like the chancel choir, this group is directed by and preforms with the minister of music. Joyful Noise is frequently asked to perform in the Bedford community, and has performed for worship at our Presbytery meetings. They are widely considered a good model for other churches, desiring to incorporate contemporary music into their worship service. Membership is open to anyone interested in adding their "joyful noise" to our worship. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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