Music Ministry at Tinkling Spring 

Chancel Choir to sing at Carnegie Hall 

Press Release

It is the pleasure of the Director of Music Ministries to announce that the Chancel Choir has been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) to sing Joseph Martin's Appalachian Winter at Carnegie Hall in New York this November. The work will be conducted by Mr. Joseph Martin and accompanied by Grammy-nominated Bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent. This is such an exciting time for our choir!!!



Chilcott's mighty setting of words from the Gospel of St John is a dramatic yet optimistic retelling of the Passiontide story. As with Bach's great Passion settings, the role of the Evangelist is taken by the tenor soloist, who provides a melodious narrative throughout the work, in arioso style. The words of Jesus and Pilate are performed by solo baritones. Within the narrative, the SATB chorus becomes a crowd or a group of soldiers, commenting on the story in short outbursts, although the larger role of the choir is to perform the four meditations and five hymns that support the story. For the meditations two of which include soprano solos Chilcott has selected English poems from the 13th to the early 17th centuries. The five well known hymn texts are set to new, original melodies, which are also intended for use by the congregation. from  Printable Flyer Flyer with Beige Background



The CHANCEL CHOIR serves each week during the fall, winter, and spring months at our 11:00 a.m. worship service. A special presentation is given for "Music Sunday" in the fall, and during the Advent and Lenten seasons as well. These special presentations include chamber instrumental ensembles with our combined choirs. Our members, who vary in age, occupations, and interests, represent a cross section of our church.  While the ability to read music is not required to be a part of the group, spiritual gifts of music, musicality, and learning are emphasized along with serving our Lord and singing His praises!

Director: Cristen Mitchell
Pianist: Kemper McCauley
Organist: John Slechta
Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Choir Room 



The GRACE BELLS Handbell Choir leads in worship once a month as well as prepares for other special services such as the Christmas Eve service. The Grace Bells will also be working toward playing at a handbell festival in the spring. They frequently prepare music with advanced techniques as well as arrangements that incorporate other musical instruments. The ability to read music is preferred, but if you do not read music, but feel called to play with us we will gladly work with you.

Director: Cristen Mitchell                                                                                            Rehearsal: Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., Handbell Room 




MEN'S CHORUS is for men of all ages and ability levels who desire to praise God in fellowship with other like- minded men.  Our Men's Chorus leads worship approximately once a month, alternating between the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services.  The men also minister to the community.   The abilitiy to read music is helpful but not required.

Director: Emerson Deitz
Rehearsal: 1st and 3rd Sundays at 4:00 p.m., Room 213




The CHILDREN & YOUTH MUSIC ENSEMBLE focuses on biblical learning through song with the use of Orff and Kodály teaching methods. The children and youth are encouraged to use all of their musical and artistic abilities such as playing instruments that they may play in school or with other groups, and incorporating visual and performing arts. The Children & Youth Music Ensemble will present music once a month in both 8:30 and 11am Worship Services. 

Director: Cristen Mitchell                                                                                                 Rehearsal: Sundays from 4:15-5:00pm, Choir Room


        The PRAISE BAND is a group of individuals committed to praising God through contemporary praise and worship music year round.  Currently the group is comprised of singers, guitarists, percussionists, and piano.  Other instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to join the group. This group leads our contemporary worship service held every week at 8:30 a.m.

 Director:  Cristen Mitchell 
 Rehearsal: Sundays at 5pm, Sanctuary



The Worship Arts Camp at Tinkling Spring will work with children to help develop the music and creative art talents that dwell within each child.  Children will explore ways their talents can serve God and be His hands here on earth.  This will be a learning experience where each child will have an opportunity to grow in their faith through fun, games, music and creative arts. 


Worship Arts Camp 2016:

   Thanks to Glenn Martin, Olivia Quickel, Brandon Mock, Harriet Thompson, Betsy Coleman, Emma Hunter, and others for making this week possible! 

     Tinkling Spring Instrumental Ensemble

The Music Ministry at Tinkling Spring will be starting an Instrumental Ensemble this winter. This ensemble will provide an additional outlet for those who are interested in participating in worship leadership through playing an orchestral or band instrument. Participants should have an intermediate skill level. This will be a wonderful group for those who haven’t played in a while to improve their skills, or younger players who have been playing for a few years. The ensemble will prepare various special music offerings and hymn accompaniments. 

Director: Cristen Mitchell

Contact Person: Barth Estes

Rehearsal: Wednesdays from 7-7:30pm

Please find registration forms here. 


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