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If you are interested in becoming a special musician, joining the choir, or just making your voice heard regarding music at Central, don’t hesitate to contact our
Music Director.

Music at Central

A Singing Congregation

Music at Central begins with the congregation. At Central there is a strong tradition of energized participation in singing during worship. As part of the building of a unique worship experience, we honor the rich Lutheran tradition of singing hymns with energy, prayerfulness, and heartfelt love of God. Central uses several sung liturgies that reflect both the traditions of the Lutheran church, and contemporary trends in worship.

In addition, lay musicians are encouraged to offer their talents as special musicians during worship, accompanying the choir, playing solos for prelude or offertory, or adding instrumentation to a hymn. There are numerous opportunities to become involved in music at Central.

The Central Choir

choir singingThe choir at Central is a committed group of singers that act as part of the primary musical leadership during services from September till June. The choir rehearses every Sunday at 9:00 am for one hour. During Advent, the choir prepares for their biggest event of the year, the Advent Choral Vespers, a service of lessons and special music, choral anthems, and solos, which has become a much loved part of the Advent season at Central. The choir is also more active during Holy Week, and may take part in most services that begin with Maundy Thursday, and culminate with Easter. Anyone interested in joining choir is invited to come to a rehearsal and check out what being in the Central Choir is about! The group has a lot of fun, both in rehearsal and in worship, but also works hard to perfect their beautiful sound. The Central Choir is noted for its expressive and polished performances of an eclectic body of sacred literature. The choir’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary, with world music traditions, gospel and traditional Lutheran hymnody sung with equal precision and enthusiasm.

Children's Music

children singingChildren at Central are encouraged to be active participants in the musical life of the church. As part of their Sunday School experience, the children at Central sing every week, and a few times a year, share their singing with the congregation during various worship services. The highlighted performance of the year is the annual Christmas Pageant. Rehearsals for this usually begin at the beginning of November, with the pageant on a Sunday right before Christmas. Children are encouraged to audition for solos and speaking roles, and everyone who wants to take part has a fun role to play in the pageant. Costumes and some acting coaching also help make this a fun and exciting part of the church year for the kids at Central!

Get Involved

If you are interested in sharing your musical talents with the congregation, joining the choir, or just making your voice heard regarding music at Central, please don’t hesitate to contact our Music Director Will Gerhardt at .

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