Music

St. Mark’s has a strong music program, blessed with gifted directors, instrumentalists, singers and a supportive congregation. There are a variety of ways that people of all ages can praise God and encourage others through music.

Bells of St. Mark’s is our Adult handbell choir directed by JoAnn Luther. The group plays easy to moderately difficult music. Rehearsals are usually on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary and usually play once a month in 8:15 and 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services.

Celebration Singers is our Adult Choir, directed by Sondra Franks and is for anyone who loves to sing. Music is of a more gospel nature. The accompanist is Lira Makarova. The group rehearsals on Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Choir Room and usually sings three times a month in the traditional services (8:15 and 9:45 a.m.).

Chancel Choir is our Adult, directed by Elizabeth Schauer and the accompanist is Sondra Franks. This choir is open to all who love to sing. Music performed is moderate to difficult. Rehearsal is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The group performs three times a month in the traditional services (8:15 and 9:45 a.m.).

Children’s Sunday School Music is open to participants from kindergarten through fifth grade and lead by April DuBose. Music is taught in each Sunday School classroom once a month, at 9:45 a.m. All children will have the opportunity to sing in worship a couple of times per year.

Grace Notes is our youth instrumental ensemble, open to participants in grades four and above. Vince Adkins is the director and rehearsal are on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 18. The Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform in worship occasionally throughout the year.

Praise Team is an ensemble of voices that lead the music in the 11:15 a.m. modern service (The Gathering) and is open to high school age youth and adults. Cathy Harris-Herchenroeder is the Praise Team’s leader, Todd Martin is the accompanist. Rehearsals are on Thursday at 6:45 p.m.