Music

Come and Make Music With Us

We have a place for YOU in the Good Samaritan music ministry!

Our ensembles provide an opportunity for YOU to offer joyous praise to God as YOU serve the community, develop musical skills, strengthen your faith, and fellowship with others.

Everyone has a place in the music ministry! There is no prerequisite for serving.

We extend you an invitation to join us in one of our musical ensembles!

Musical Opportunities for Adults

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir is open to anyone 18 and older who loves to sing and provides weekly musical leadership for both worship services most Sundays. In addition, faith is nurtured by belonging to this friendly, supportive community. This fall, the choir will explore Spirituals and Great Hymns of Faith.

Regular rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 9.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:15–8:45 PM; Sundays, 8:00-8:45 am
Director: G. Phillip Shoultz, III phillip@good.org

Masterworks Choir

Masterworks Choir is open to those who want to participate in major Chancel Choir projects but cannot commit to the full calendar season. We invite you to join us in October to prepare for our Good Samaritan Christmas concert, our presentation on Christmas Eve, and to join us again in January as we prepare for our February presentation of Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.

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Chancel Chimes, our adult bell choir, participates musically leadership in our worship services on a monthly basis. This ensemble performs in festivals and concerts throughout the Twin Cities.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:15 PM
Director: Sue Nissen, n.sue4408@gmail.com

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If you enjoy playing and singing a wide variety of original charts and familiar cover songs, this is the group for you. Homeward Bound provides monthly leadership in worship services. They also love to perform in other venues throughout our community.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:15–9:15 PM
Coordinator: Brad Carlin, brad@biostat.umn.edu

Musical Opportunities for Children and Youth

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Cherub Music Makers is for children ages 4/5 and in Kindergarten.
The love of music is nurtured in young singers through songs and musical games.

*NEW Rehearsal time: Sunday Mornings as a part of Sunday School.
Fall Schedule: Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Dec. 6, 13, 20
Director: Michelle Shoultz, michelle@good.org

Alleluia Choir 

Alleluia Choir is for children in grades Kindergarten–Grade 2.
The choir provides another opportunity for spiritual growth and development through music. Experiences that promote efficient, healthy vocal production are provided to encourage individual vocal development. Basic music fundamentals and music reading skills are explored, along with an introduction to part singing.

Rehearsal begins on September 16.
*NEW Rehearsal Time: Wednesdays, 5:00–5:30 PM
Director: Michelle Shoultz, michelle@good.org

Choristers Choir

Choristers Choir is for children in grades 3–7.
Part-singing is expanded and opportunities to play instruments and sing with the Youth Vocal Ensemble and Chancel Choirs are also integrated into the choir year.The text of the each song is examined to help create an understanding of how it fits into the worship service.

Rehearsal begins on September 16.
*New Rehearsal Time: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:00 PM

Co-Directors: Phillip and Michelle Shoultz
Contact: Michelle Shoultz, michelle@good.org

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Youth Singers is made up of students in grades 8–12 from throughout the area.  With weekly practices, monthly worship participation, collaborating with other singers, and Christmas Eve Candlelight services, the Youth Singers provide a fun and fulfilling music and service opportunity.

Rehearsal begins in September.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00–6:50 PM

Director: Marilee Stevens, marileeastevens@gmail.com
Assistant Director: Lukas Perry, lukas@good.org