Music Ministry at Emanuel

Emanuel Lutheran Church is blessed to have so much musical talent within the congregation. Music is an important part of our ministry at Emanuel.

Organist/Worship & Music Coordinator
On February 1, 2005, Angela Tonjes joined us as our Organist/Worship & Music Coordinator. Angela has played the organ and coordinated music and worship at various churches in our area for over 30 years. She has a wealth of experience and is a wonderful addition to our worship at Emanuel.

Bell Choirs
Having a 50 year history of bell choir excellence is a record that is hard to beat! There is the Senior Choir and Emanubells directed by Bill Panning.

Instrumentalist Choir
Our congregation also has outstanding musicians, including those who play trumpet, violin, harp, and flute, ready and willing to play!

Adult Vocal Choir
The The Adult Vocal Choir has continued to grow over the past couple years. We are pleased to have members of all ages participating on a regular basis. A variety of musical selections are presented throughout the year with different styles including traditional, contemporary, Gospel and classical. This group meets nine months of the year and enjoys wonderful fellowship during rehearsals. One or two cantatas are presented each year with participation from all of Emanuel’s musicians.

Rainbow Ringers
Rainbow Ringers is a bell choir of Sunday School children in preschool through fifth grade. The bells they ring come in a rainbow of colors, and are played with cue cards and prerecorded musical accompaniment.

After School Club Choir
The children in this Choir come to practice every Wednesday at 3:15 as part of the After School Club. This group works to develop their musical skills, learns to sing with confidence, and has fun with music. They are very energetic and also quick learners, and Cherub Choir is a rewarding experience for them. They share their talents with the congregation regularly, and travel to area nursing homes to perform during the year.

Living Spirit
Living Spirit is a contemporary Christian choir at Emanuel. They gather on Wednesday evenings for rehearsal. Living Spirit leads worship once a month in church and also sings for all special occasions.

Practice schedule:
Adult bell choir - Sunday 10:15 a.m. (Sanctuary)
Emanubells - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Adult vocal choir - Wednesday 6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary))
Living Spirit choir - Wednesday 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
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