The rich music tradition at Winnetka Covenant Church began with the sharing of hymns of faith. In the 1950s, choral leadership brought the Adult Choir to a more prominent place in worship. Over the years, that tradition has been enhanced by a variety of programs for youth and adults that blend music with prayer and Word to stir our souls and lift our hearts. The music programs are open to all to offer praise to the Lord.
MUSIC 4 KIDS
This is a music program to give our 5 year-olds through 5th grade kids opportunities to participate in worship through song AND instruments. Meet for practice on Wednesday nights during September to May from 5:15-5:45pm in the Chooir Room.
The Adult Choir ensemble typically features 20-30 voices and is open to anyone who wishes to share their gift at Sunday morning worship from September through early June. The choir also sings at special services and presents concert events once or twice a year. In celebration of the breadth and depth of sacred music written to the glory of God, the choir's repertoire includes a wide range of material. Classical pieces from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and others are mixed with modern classics, spirituals, gospel songs and contemporary choruses. The choir is accompanied by dedicated and talented staff musicians and augmented occasionally by orchestra. (Rehearsals are Wednesday nights and as needed for special music).
Adult hand bell players perform regularly during Sunday services and for special events. The church is blessed with a beautiful set of instruments possessing a wonderful, rich sound. The bell choirs add a joyful voice to our worship time. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:00pm in the choir room.
MEN’S SINGING ENSEMBLE
Recruitment and planning for this group is still underway. Tenors, basses, and baritones of all ages are welcome. Occasional performances in church are planned. Rehearsal times are to be announced. Please e-mail Gary Stenstrom to express an interest in participating. Our first contribution to worship will be announced by e-mail at a later date.
"Praise Him with strings and pipe... Let everything that breathes praise the Lord." Psalm 150. We enjoy praising Him with our Wicks organ originally installed in 1973 with additions and restorations by Ericksen, Christian & Associates in 2012. There are 37 speaking stops, including 4 digital stops, totaling 1,695 pipes and 149 digital notes. Click HERE for more information about the organ.