Music for All Ages!  
Plenty of ways for children and youth to make music in church!
Angel Choir (ages 4-7)
The Angel Choir, directed by Sherry Flugel  and accompanied by Lora Ilhardt,  includes children age four through first grade.  This group performs two times a year, rehearsing a few times prior to each performance, typically on Sundays at 4:00pm.  This year, they will perform in worship on Christmas Eve 4pm and May 1.  Watch for announcements and emails in November and April.
Joyful Noise children's choir (grades 2-5)



Joyful Noise, directed by Michele Hecht, meets once a week on  Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm (new time!), starting October 1. We learn hymns, worship songs, silly songs and anthems to perform in worship.  We learn about rhythm, melody, harmony and form through singing, moving, playing instruments and reading music.  Beginning Oct 18,  we add rehearsals on  Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm to start working on a fully-staged cantata to present in worship on December 6.  
Michele Hecht
Director of Music Ministry
Celebration Choir
Joyful Noise
Dave Mook
Volunteer Accompanist for Joyful Noise


Sherry Flugel
Dir. of Communications
Volunteer Drama Coach for Joyful Noise
Volunteer Angel Choir

Jr. High Singers (grades 6-8)


The Jr. High Singers, directed by Jeff Haeger , includes boys and girls in grades six through eight.  This group performs twice a year, rehearsing a few times before each performance.  This year, they will sing on Jr. High Sunday, Nov. 1 and on Feb. 28.  Watch for announcements and emails in October and January.
    
Sr. High  
Sr. High singers are invited to sing with the two adult choirs, perform solos or in small groups, and / or get involved with the One Voice Outreach Choir for high school students.
 
Celebration Choir
The Celebration Choir is an adult/teen choir, directed by Michele Hecht , that sings a variety of musical styles and performs in worship on alternate Sundays .  
Rehearsals:  Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
 
Sanctuary Singers
The Sanctuary Singers is an adult/teen choir, directed by Jeff Haeger,  that sings a variety of musical styles and performs in worship on alternate Sundays
Rehearsals: Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
 
One Voice Outreach Choir
This choir is an interdenominational group of high school students and is a faith-based outreach to bring teenagers together with senior citizens through concerts and fellowship at area nursing homes and retirement centers.  Auditions are held in May.   Choir rehearsals are every Tuesday from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room-Sept. through mid May.  Contact Jennifer Frazer (858-0693).
Instrumental Music (Grades 6 and Up)
Handbell Choir
The Handbell Choir, directed by Matthew Prins, is open to 6th graders through adults. The ability to read music is very helpful, but ringing experience is not a pre-requisite.  Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:45-9:00pm                                                          
  

Matthew Prins


Soloists/Instrumentalists
Soloists and ensembles are invited to share their talents during Sunday morning worship services.  On special occasions, we invite players to participate in a large ensemble, such as an orchestra.  Contact Michele Hecht  (michele@fccge.org for more information.
 
TaizĂ© Ensemble
Experienced instrumentalists are invited to play in a small ensemble on Communion Sundays (usually once a month).  In general, we use the prayerful and repetitive music from the TaizĂ© community of France.
 
Recorder Ensemble
The Recorder Ensemble is a group of adult musicians who play recorders of all sizes and perform folk, classical and music of the Renaissance.  They meet on an occasional basis. Contact Michele Hecht ( michele@fccge.org) for more information.
We hope you'll come make music with us very soon!