Music at Emmanuel Lutheran
"Make a joyful noise to the Lord. Let all the earth worship Him with gladness, and come into His presence with singing." – Psalm 100
Music is an important aspect of the life of our church, from that which is heard during Sunday worship and other special services throughout the year, to our commitment to provide the best in recital and concert performances for the Emmanuel family and for the community at large.
At least four times a year, as a part of our music ministry, we present a variety of recitals and concerts by outstanding guest artists. They range in diversity from music for organ, brass and timpani, recitals by instrumental soloists, woodwind ensembles and string quartets and trios, to vocal soloists and pianists. To help offset the costs for artistic fees, free-will contributions are encouraged; however, the concert series is free of charge and open to everyone who loves great music.
We have three active choirs at Emmanuel:
Our children's choir, Joyful Praise, is under the direction of Susan Drumm. It offers singing opportunities combined with other important developmental skills for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12.
Emmanuel’s Director of Music, Dingwall Fleary, leads the Adult Choir and the Emmanuel Ringers, our Handbell Choir.
All are welcome to join our choirs and we are currently seeking additional ringers in our Handbell Choir and female voices in our Adult Choir. To learn more about our music programs at Emmanuel, you can contact our Music Team or Church Office at (301) 365-5733.
"Praise Him with the sound of trumpets, and with the lute and harp; Praise Him with drums and dancing, and with strings and pipe; Praise Him with loud sounding cymbals." – Psalm 150