Music Ministry at RCLPC

We continue to stretch the boundaries of our musical experiences, embracing world cultures while celebrating our rich classical traditions. We encourage new voices, instrumentalists, and fresh ideas as we continue to discover what it means to be God's church in the 21st century. Music is a glorious gift from God that enables us to participate more fully in God's world by uniting us in the mission of God. As we worship and serve, may our music glorify God and inspire us as we work to be God's voice in the world.

Rehearsal Times

Band & Vocalists
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Adult Choir
Wednesdays: 7:15 - 8:45pm

Sherri Dees
Music Director

Anthony Jay Houston
Music Assistant

John Morefield

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Jubilation Youth Caroling

Jubilation choir shared Christmas music with residents of Three Oaks Assisted Living Center on December 9. These young women are angels among us.

"Das Vaterunser" arr by John Allen T. Bankson

Facebook link Listen on Facebook to the Adult Choir's presentation of Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria".
(You will need to advance the video about 6 minutes or so before the choir begins to sing.)

Glory to God Hymnal Dedication

Glory to God hymnal dedication

Ellingboe Requiem, March 17, 2013
Rutter Requiem, March 18, 2012
Blue Grass Mass, May 5, 2011

Glenn McClure's Caribbean Mass, 2010
Kyrie    Gloria    Credo    Santo    Agnus Dei

We offer a variety of music styles and experiences.
We hope you will join us.
Circle of Grace - ©2011
(words adapted from our mission statement)
Sing with An Open Heart


These Cuban percussion instruments were donated by Ann Legg to the RCLPC music ministry after her recent trip to Cuba. The chekeré is a large, hollow gourd almost entirely surrounded by a network of cords, to which many colored beads are attached. Widely used in Afro-Cuban sacred and popular music, it may be twisted, shaken or slapped producing a subtle variety of effects; musically, it is more flexible than maracas. Maracas made of leather, such as the ones in this photo, were first introduced in Venezuela and provide a better sound quality than maracas made from other materials. Claves, which are made of short wooden dowels and are very important in Cuban music, are often used to play a repeating rhythmic figure throughout a piece, known as clave.