Mount Olive has many opportunities for all ages to share their talents by participating in any of a variety of musical opportunities listed here. Music gives life to the word of God through song and allows the gathered congregation to experience Scripture in new ways.
Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. The choir sings primarily at the 10:30 am worship service throughout the year, but will occasionally sing during the 8:00 am service as well. Anyone wishing to sing with the choir, high school youth and older, is encouraged and invited to join and sing. You do not need to be able to read music to participate.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the bell classroom. The bell choir primarily rings for both the 8:00 am and 10:30 am worship services on the second Sunday of each month, but also provides musical offerings during Festival celebrations as well. Anyone wishing to ring bells is invited to participate.
Mount Olive is blessed to have a brass ensemble that accompanies and presents musical offerings throughout the year, enhancing the worship services by majestically leading the congregation in song. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 8:45 pm to 9:30 pm in the music room. This group currently consists of 2 trumpets, 1 French horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, and occasionally a timpani player.
This vocal octet was new in 2015 and is comprised of 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, and 2 basses. The Cantori performs at the 8:00 am and 10:0 am worship services once every two months, and works on smaller ensemble pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.
A new ensemble for 2016-2017, this group will consist of mallets and percussion including the xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone and many other Orff instruments. Youth in 5th grade and older are encouraged to participate. This ensemble will present musical offerings at the 8:00 am and 10:30 am worship services on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
Junior Choir and Wee Ones
Each Sunday from 9:20 am to 9:40 am, the Junior Choir (2nd grade through 5th) and the Wee Ones (pre-K through 1st grade) are gathered in the music room and nursery to nurture their faith through song. The youth sing at various times throughout the Christian year. There is also a Youth Christmas Pageant which will be presented in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 18, 2016 between the worship services.
Vocal and Instrumental Offerings
There is always a need for vocal and instrumental musical offerings throughout the year, and anyone who sings and/or plays an instrument is encouraged to share their gifts with the people of Mount Olive.