From the Music Director: Newly interested singers or ringers are welcome and should email/speak to Laura Bassett for more info. Email the Music Director here.
Music Ministry at Messiah is an exciting and important part of Sunday worship each week!
Our vocal choir rehearses on Sundays at 9am to prepare for the 10am service, and again after coffee hour from 11:30 - 12:15. The choir leads the 10am service with hymn and service music singing, and presents a weekly choral anthem. Anthem selections are diverse and programmed to represent a wide range of musical styles, composers, and liturgical themes. Singing with the Messiah Choir is a wonderful opportunity to explore and express your faith through the beauty of music ~ and to enjoy support and fellowship from your choral colleagues! No prior experience necessary - just a love for music and a willingness to learn!
The Messiah Ringers - Handbell Choir
The handbell choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 12:15 - 1pm. Our bell choir presents anthems for special occasions and services throughout the year. Ringing handbells is FUN, and the people are even more fun! No prior experience necessary - just a love for music and a willingness to learn!
View a Bell choir concert on YouTube at this link.
Children's Choir Opportunities
There are opportunities for children to sing throughout the year!
We feature a unison children's chorus during special services.
During the Christmas season, our children perform an annual Christmas Pageant! For more information on opportunities for children to participate in the music program, email Laura Bassett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace, Love, and Music,
Messiah Music Director
Meet the Music Director
Laura Bassett - Music Director, Organist
Laura Bassett has been the Music Director at Messiah for 3 years. Laura is a classically trained vocalist, pianist, and organist. She studied Vocal Performance and Music Education at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and holds masters degrees in music education and school leadership and an educational doctorate in school leadership. Laura works in public education as the principal of an intermediate school in New Jersey. She has been a school administrator, music educator, theater director, and private voice/piano teacher.
Laura is passionate about the power of music to tell stories, form connections, and inspire faith. If you are interested in getting involved in the music programs at Messiah, please contact Laura at email@example.com
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
- Psalm 104:33