Music Ministry at GBC
At Greystone, music is ministry. It is the ministry of worship leadership; the ministry of teaching; the ministry of encouragement.
The Bible calls us to
“let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs; singing with thankfulness in your heart to God.” Colossians 3:16
To fulfill this call, we offer the following opportunities:
The Adult Choir provides worship leadership for our weekly Sunday morning services. They assist with leading the congregation in singing and offer choral anthems to enhance our worship experience. Seasonally, the choir will take part in Christmas and Easter musical presentations and, at times, other concerts during the year. While music-making and singing are vital to this ministry, other values include fellowship and discipleship. In all, the growth of the singer is what moves this ministry forward.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday nights at 7:15 pm in the Choir Room.
Our Youth Choir meets on select Sunday evenings at 6pm, prior to the Sunday night youth fellowship meal and gathering. Participating students have the opportunity to sing with the Youth Choir during select Sunday morning worship services and special events throughout the year.
The Grace Tones is an ensemble of 10 – 12 adult women singing SSA and SSAA arrangements of a wide variety of music. Arrangements include music from traditional choral expressions, spirituals, gospel music, and contemporary Christian groups such as Point of Grace. We also have fun singing secular arrangements for special occasions.
In addition to church services, Grace Tones has performed for special services, retirement homes, other churches’ special occasions, holiday affairs, etc. If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please contact the director, Tim Hendrix, to see if there is an available vacancy. Members should be good readers, able to harmonize and blend with other voices, and passionate about singing & having a good time! Currently, the ensemble rehearses on Sundays, 6 – 7 PM.
We have three graded choirs, which meet on select Wednesday nights at 6:00pm. Choirs include: Preschool Choir (ages 3-5), Music Makers (K-2nd grade) and Young Musicians (3rd – 5th grade). The children sing at special services at Christmas and in the spring.
We meet on Sunday Afternoons. Our repertoire includes music on level 3-4.
The keyboardists for our services are members who volunteer to play on a rotating basis. Those playing band and orchestral instruments contribute through solos and duets and accompanying the choir and congregation. We also have a Handbell Choir that meets weekly and plays in services as scheduled.