If you are interested in music programs, you surely will be pleased with the opportunities at Carter. The Chancel Choir consists of thirty plus singers who sing for worship from September through June and present a broad spectrum of sacred music with meaningful texts that support the worship theme of the day. Ps. 96, a contemporary music ensemble, and the Handbell Choir each participate monthly in worship, and the Children's Choir participates several times throughout the year. Soloists and small ensembles participate in worship during the summer months.

Joyful Ringers

On May 21st, the Chancel Choir will sing "Now I Walk in Beauty," a traditional Navajo Prayer arranged by David Heck, Jr. This arrangement is based on a simple melody affirming that beauty is all around us all the time. Bruce Goody will play the lovely flute descant along with Aaron at the keyboard. Bruce and Jonathan Moretz will play the Prelude and Offertory for this service.

For Pentecost Sunday, May 28th, the Chancel Choir will sing an alternate setting of the hymn, "Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song," with text by Carl P. Daw, Jr. and music by Richard Jeffrey. The Daw text invites the Holy Spirit to come among us on the wings of the dove, reaching out to the "Church in faith assembled," and "with the pow'r to love and witness." Come, Holy Spirit, Come.

Music Notes By Millie Beane, Interim Director of Music
The Chancel Choir and the Joyful Ringers returned to our worship in September after many months. Many members of the congregation have told the musicians that they are very appreciative of the music that these wonderful groups provide for our worship. Thank you for your enthusiastic support of our music ministry! Very soon, we hope to see and hear PS 96 as well.

Chancel Choir This vibrant choir meets every Thursday to rehearse in anticipation of weekly singing in worship. The SATB has recently performed works by Randall Thompson, Paul Basler, Felix Mendelssohn, and John Rutter. If you are interested in singing with the choir, please contact us.

Joyful Ringers This Handbell ensemble rehearses weekly following worship and plays in worship monthly during the non-summer months. For information about how to join the handbell choir, please contact us.

The Ps96 Ps96 is the Praise Band of Carter Memorial, and it leads music monthly in worship. For more information on the Ps96 schedule and on getting involved with PS96, please contact us.

Children's Choir The Children's Choir rehearses during Sunday School at various times throughout the year and performs in worship on special occasions such as Palm Sunday or Advent. For more information, contact our church office.

Messiah Sing Featuring a 12-piece Orchestra, every year during Advent, Carter Memorial hosts a Messiah Sing. The entire community is invited to sing with the orchestra and soloists in the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah and the "Hallelujah" chorus.