"Sing and make music in your heart
Beth Alford, Director of Music Ministries
to the Lord..."
Candice Johnson, Organist
Worship and music are inseparable at St. Timothy. Music is a powerful medium for ministry, providing a vehicle for praise, prayer, and thanksgiving to God. Music speaks what cannot be expressed in words alone thus soothing the mind, healing the heart, calming and uplifting the spirit. Music is a gift from God that flows from heaven to the soul.
The Music Ministries of St. Timothy evolve according to the spiritual and musical level of the persons involved. Each person worships through his or her individual gifts, and each is aware that musical ability is a precious gift from God and should be used to glorify Him.
However great or small your talents, there is a place for you in our music ministries. We hope this webpage will help you find a way to "make a joyful noise" unto the Lord at St. Timothy. Our Music Ministries include:
Chancel Choir is our traditional choir and is open to adults, as well as older youth, and serves the 8:30 a.m. service of worship. The Chancel Choir continues to expand musically and stylistically, while maintaining the high theological standards that abound in worship at St. Timothy. Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:00 from late August through Holy Trinity Sunday.
Early Bird Musicians is a group of string, woodwind, handbell and brass musicians that accompany congregational hymns and anthems. As part of our traditional worship team, this group plays an important role in leading traditional worship at our 8:30 Sunday service.
Flute Choir is open to all flute players who have at least 2 years playing experience. The Flute Choir participates in various worship services on an occasional basis. Individuals from the Flute Choir often accompany the choirs and are also members of Joyful Noise. The Flute Choir has played at Charleston's own Piccolo Spoleto Festival and is available for weddings at certain times of the year.
Brass Ensemble is made up of musicians with at least 2 years playing experience. This group plays occasionally in worship, accompanying hymns and the choirs. Individual members also play in Joyful Noise and accompany the choirs when needed.
Festival Choir is a seasonal choral group, made up of Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise, and members of the congregation. The Festival Choir provides an opportunity to sing a beautiful piece of music in a larger group, and also have just a five-week or less rehearsal time commitment. This group is for anyone, high school aged to 100, with choir/chorus/singing experience who would like to sing on Christmas Eve at the 11:00 p.m. service or Easter Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service. Rehearsals are normally Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. during Advent and Lent.
Joyful Noise is the music ensemble that leads worship in our 11a.m. contemporary service. It is made up of singers and instrumentalists who use a variety of musical styles and resources, such as popular contemporary Christian music, Spirituals, jazz, funk, folk hymns, old traditional hymns, and global music to lead the congregation more fully into the presence of God. Joyful Noise rehearses Thursday evenings at 6:45.
Beth Alford is the Director of Music Ministries. She can be reached at 553-4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.