If you would like to sing with the choir but can’t come on a regular basis, please consider joining us for Holy Week and Easter. We will present special music on Palm Sunday (April 13), Good Friday (April 18), and Easter (April 20). We’ll rehearse this music on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm beginning April 2. If you’d like to sing with us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at Braedeke@aol.com, or simply come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. You are most welcome!
Directed by Barbara Raedeke
Parkway’s Adult Choir provides musical leadership for the 9:30 Traditional Worship Service. The choir season runs from September to June, and our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. On Sunday mornings we meet at 8:45 to warm up before the worship service. [Click on the titles to view the expanded posts.]
We sing music drawn from a variety of sources—the classical sacred repertory, spirituals, gospel music, folk song, and chant. We invite anyone who enjoys singing to join us.
We’re a congenial group, and you will be most welcome! Childcare is provided during both the Wednesday evening and Sunday morning rehearsals.
If you would like to sing with us, please contact us. We will be delighted to have you join us!
Enjoy singing but can’t make a regular commitment to the choir? Consider joining us for the Christmas season! We will present a Service of Lessons and Carols at the 9:30am worship service on Sunday, December 15, and sing special music for the 7:30pm worship service on Christmas Eve. We rehearse this music on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm beginning November 20. Contact Barbara Raedeke at Braedeke@aol.com, or simply come to choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. You are most welcome!
Glorifying God through Music
In my capacity as organist and choir director it is my privilege to provide music for the 9:30 worship service. I prepare and perform organ music and also accompany many of our talented members, both youth and adults, who sing or play instruments. I also direct the adult choir, which rehearses on Wednesday evenings and performs music in a variety of styles—selections from the classical choral repertory, music from the Taizé and Iona communities, as well as folk music of many different cultures. The choir is a warm and welcoming group, and we always invite new members to join us. Child care is provided on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday mornings during our pre-service warm-up. We extend a special invitation to both members and non-members who are not able to sing on a regular basis to join us for special music at Christmas and Easter.
In addition to my work with choir and instrumentalists, much of my time is spent in worship planning—working with Pastor Kevin to select hymns, anthems, and other music to fit the worship theme and lectionary texts.
Youth in Middle School and High School have the opportunity to sing with Voices of Grace, ably led by Cynthia Bowermaster and Stephanie Polster, which rehearses on Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30, and sings approximately once a month at either the 9:30 or 11:00 service.
This fall our member Roger Fagerberg has begun two new instrumental groups—an orchestra and a chimes choir—which rehearse once a month on Sunday evenings.
There are many opportunities to glorify God through music at Parkway, and we warmly invite all with musical interests and abilities, both youth and adults, to participate. Please contact Barbara Raedeke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interest in the adult choir or in playing an instrument for worship. Those interested in singing with Voices of Grace may contact Cynthia Bowermaster, email@example.com , or Stephanie Polster, firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in participating in the chimes choir or orchestra may contact Roger Fagerberg, email@example.com.
Parkway’s adult choir will begin its rehearsals this fall on Wednesday, August 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and will sing for the 9:30 worship service beginning Sunday, September 8. We extend an invitation to everyone who enjoys singing to join us in this very important ministry. The choir is a warm and welcoming group–we work hard, have fun, and enjoy making music together. Child care is provided on Wednesday evenings and before the service on Sundays. If you would like to join us, please contact Barbara Raedeke at BRaedeke@aol.com, or just come to the first rehearsal on August 28. You will be most welcome!