We believe that the arts are an integral part of our worship and the life of our community. With this in mind, the music and fine arts ministry at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone – old or young, advanced or beginner, musician or non-musician – to express their faith in ways meaningful to them. The Psalms tell us to “Make a joyful noise!” We hope that you take time to explore all of the music and fine arts ministries here and find your own way to do just that! Soli Deo Gloria!
Director: Geoffrey Bell, Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Music Room. The Sanctuary Choir serves as the core of our music ministry at Hidenwood. All middle and high school, college, and adult singers interested in offering their voices to the glory of God in worship are invited to join the group. This choir leads the congregation in the traditional worship service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and at special services throughout the year, and presents seasonal major works and concerts. The Sanctuary Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire, from classical to contemporary, hymn arrangements to black gospel. Any person able to match pitch and carry a tune is invited to join – no audition or musical ability required!
Director: Geoffrey Bell, Sundays, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Music Room. Hidenwood’s handbell choir rings the church’s four octaves of Schulmerich handbells. Rehearsals include ringing technique, reading of bell music, and exercises in rhythm and reading notes. Ringers and non-ringers of all levels are encouraged to join. All ages are welcome – adults, youth, and children!
Director: Bill Lamont, Thursdays @7:00pm, Sanctuary. The Guitar Group serves as a fun outlet for those who play the guitar or other folk instrument (Banjo, fiddle, percussion, etc) to get together and make music. Several singers have also joined the group in recent years. Their repertoire includes hymns, praise songs, bluegrass, blues and some rock. The group shares in worship one Sunday each month, plays the Pumpkin Festival in October, hosts an annual coffee house in November, and plays several other congregational events throughout the year. All levels of musicians welcome!
Director: Geoffrey Bell, Thursdays @8:15pm, Sunday mornings @10:00am, sanctuary. The hymns, praise songs and choruses each week in worship are accompanied by a variety of instruments. The band gathers Thursday nights to run through Sunday’s music with the choir and meets again on Sunday mornings before service. Instrumentalists (guitars, flutes, strings etc) are most welcome. Technicians who can run sound, powerpoint or help with set-up are in constant demand.