By celebrating the gifts of God's people in worship, providing for music education opportunities and development of musical talent, and supporting one another in Christian love through fellowship, Ascension Lutheran Church's music department serves as a joyful ministry in which all people of all skill levels are welcome to participate.
All ensembles rehearse weekly between Labor Day and Memorial Day, with a week off following Christmas and Easter.
The Chancel Choir is a mixed choral ensemble of high school and adult members, regularly providing anthems, liturgical music, psalms, and voluntaries in worship. The ensemble rehearses Thursdays from 7:30-8:45 PM in Room 203.
The Handbell Choir is an ensemble of fun-loving but hardworking ringers who perform AGEHR Level 2-3 music about once a month in worship. We perform on a 4-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and a 3-octave set of Malmark Handchimes. Occasionally, a percussion instrument of some sort will make a joyful appearance. The Handbell Choir rehearses Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 in Room 207.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, music opportunities at Ascension tend to be more relaxed. Often, impromptu ensembles (e.g. men's a cappella ensemble or family choir) will bless our worship with simpler music. Be on the lookout for announcements regarding these special opportunities, and join in the fun of praising God with others.
Our 24-rank W. Zimmer & Sons (Charlotte, NC) pipe organ was built in 1991. Console upgrades were performed in 2014; all electronics, include multiplexing relays and capture actions, as well as a moveable console, were performed by Parkey OrganBuilders (Norcross, GA). Specifications of the instrument can be found here.