“The riches of music are so excellent and so precious that words fail me whenever I attempt to discuss and describe them. Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”
- Martin Luther
Lutherans have a rich, diverse, and global musical heritage. It is nearly impossible to imagine worship at FLC without the beauty of music. Whether it’s the soaring voices of the congregation and choir, the majestic and mighty pipe organ, the subtle beauty of the piano, the rhythmic pulses of the congas, or the sound of children joyfully playing away on percussion instruments, we are blessed to worship God in many styles and yet with one voice.
We are led in our song by David Greatrix, our Director of Music Ministry, who is an accomplished composer, organist, and choir director, having served parishes in the Midwest before recently returning to his native New England. David brings a wealth of musical skill and enthusiasm to our ministry at FLC, and strives for the involvement of as much of the congregation as possible.
Our music ministry includes a choir, instrumental ensemble, a handbell choir, and individual musicians and singers who share their musical gifts in our worship service.
Our Choir sings a diverse repertoire of music both ancient and modern. The Choir’s primary purpose is not to perform, but to lead the whole people of God in worship. In addition to singing anthems, the Choir leads the congregation in singing the liturgy and hymns, and helps introduce new music. All are welcome and encouraged to sing in the Choir, which rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM from September through May.
Our Instrumental Ensemble is made up of a variety of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, and adds to the color and beauty of our worship together. The Ensemble is open to all who play a musical instrument, and rehearses at pre-arranged times depending on the availability of the instrumentalists.