Our ministry is to praise God for what He is and for all He has done for us as individuals and as a church. Our goal is to further our singing technique in order to be the best we can be. We leave it to the Holy Spirit to apply our music, the message of God's Grace through Christ,to the hearts of those that hear it. Always God's Grace and reconciliation through the blood of Christ. We strive to perform arrangements that have music that amplifies the words rather than just nice musical hooks. Range is very important and each section of singers has its limits wherein good sound exists. Still, we never stop trying to extend ranges and teach natural vocal technique through singing on various vowels which promote a natural alignment of everything within a singer's technique. Our groups include everyone from softer singers to vocal section leaders with stronger voices. We do not require note reading expertise, but rely a lot on musical contours and natural voice leading to help learn an arrangement. We deal with note sounds before words rather than both at once so we often sing parts and sections in a song on a neutral vowel like Oo. A basic guideline is to make your mistake loud so it can be heard and corrected right away. Many times the groups do something that changes the entire way an arrangement is performed and we go with their interpretation, expand on it, and change some of the accompaniment I play. Traditional Music Director, Bryant Christenson
Bass Clef Singers
We usually meet on Wednesday night from 6:00-6:30. During Advent and Lent we alter that schedule.
All Bass clef singers, male or female are welcome. This is one of our smaller ensembles that perform at one of our contemporary services at 5:30 pm on Saturdays or 8:00 am on Sundays.
We usually meet on Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30. During Advent and Lent we alter that schedule.
Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass clef singers are welcome. Performing is based upon having people present for a weekend. Sometimes the Chancel Choir will do both services and other times they do just one service and one of the smaller ensembles cover the other one. We perform two and four part music.
Treble Clef Singers
We usually meet on Wednesday night from 7:30-8:00. During Advent and Lent we alter that schedule.
All ladies and young unchanged voices singers, male or female are welcome. This is one of our smaller ensembles that perform at one of our contemporary services at 5:30 pm on Saturdays or 8:00 am on Sundays.
We welcome flute players and trumpet players as we have arrangements that utilize those instruments. We are thinking of a Mount Olive Lutheran Wind Band and/or a brass quartet or woodwind quartet. We are looking for ways to expand the music ministry. If you would like to join us or would like more information, please contact Bryant Christenson, firstname.lastname@example.org.