Music @ PMLC

"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." 

-- Martin Luther

We come from a long tradition of music in worship and seek to use the best of the gifts of our members to elevate our praise in worship and "make a joyful noise to the Lord."  Our choirs are open to singers with a variety of skill sets; our ensembles have beginning students next to symphony players; and we pass on the love of music to our children and youth by incorporating music into those ministries.  

  • Sanctuary Choir

    The Sanctuary Choir is our primary choir that leads worship most Sundays throughout the year with a break in the summer.  This 50 piece choir sings a variety of styles of music from classical to contemporary, and they always have a chair reserved for one more.  More than singing, this group prays weekly for one another and sponsors an outreach project to help others in our community.  Led by Anne Abercrombie, our Coordinator of Music Ministry, they meet Wednesday nights to rehearse and prepare for weekend worship.  

  • Handbell Choirs

    Adults and youth have a chance to participate in a handbell choir and lead a song in worship once a month.  Adult ringers meet Wednesday evenings for rehearsal and youth ringers meet Sundays after 11am worship.  Both cover a range of styles from traditional accompaniments for "A Mighty Fortress" to Coldplay's "Clocks."  Click here to view a video from our youth performing "Clocks."  

  • Praise Orchestra & Ensembles

    This group, led by Jim Gauthier, accompanies our worship once a month and adds a jazz and modern twist to familiar worship tunes.  Trumpets, saxes, rhythm and vocals pick up the tempo of our worship.  

  • Youth and Children's Groups

    Youth and children learn new and familiar hymns during our Connect Hour to help lead our worship periodically.  Youth from 6th - 12th grades are invited to be a part of our SHALOM music ministry. The Shalom Ringers and Youth Band meet weekly to rehearse band and handbell music to help lead worship throughout the year.