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MUSIC  MINISTRIES AT

EDEN   PRAIRIE

 UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH

Empowered by God's love, we are a community of Christ's disciples, 

centered in worship and fellowship with:

 

OPEN HEARTS to live and serve with compassion and to share God's love

OPEN MINDS to seek spiritual formation and encourage each person's faith journey

OPEN DOORS to invite and welcome all to join in discipleship

 

 

 

 

 

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WORSHIP TIMES & STAFF

  

Don Prestly

Director of Worship & Music

(952) 937-8781 - Church Office / Voice Mail

(612) 201-4311 - Cell Phone

donp@prairiechurch.org

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Tim Case

Interim Organist / Accompanist

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YOUTH  MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

 

 Youth Vocal Choir: 5th – 12th Grade

The Youth Vocal Choir is open to everyone 5th thru 12th grade who wants to sing and have fun! The group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-6:55 p.m. in Room #7. The Youth Vocal Choir is lead by Director, Natalie Foster and Accompanist, Jeannette Parr.

“Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir: K – 4th Grade    NEW IN THE FALL – 2013!

The “Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir sings and participates in Worship once each month. The group meets on Sunday mornings at 11:00, immediately following Worship, starting Sept. 15th. Treats are provided for the kids in the Music Room (Room #7). The “Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir is led by Jennifer Sopoci-Hardin, Jean Ann Kretzschmar and Jessica Kretzschmar.

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If you have questions about any of the music opportunities, contact Don Prestly, Director of Worship & Music (Church – 952-937-8781; Cell – 612-201-4311). You can also contact Don via email at donp@prairiechurch.org

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ADULT  MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

Chancel Choir: Adults and High School Youth

Wednesdays: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Childcare provided for children nursery age through 4th grade.

 

The Chancel Choir provides musical leadership in Worship on most Sundays from September through early June.  The Choir also sings twice during the summer – once in June and once in July. The choir sings a wide range of musical styles that challenges them and helps them grow both musically and spiritually. The Chancel Choir presents a Christmas Cantata and a special musical presentation on Good Friday.  The Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata (w/orchestra) on Sunday, December 8th during worship.

 

Chancel Choir rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (Sept. – May).  The starting and ending times of Choir rehearsals aligns with the starting and ending times of our Wednesday night youth activities, so that choir members with kids will finish at the same time. The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Don Prestly, Director of Worship & Music, is open to all adults and high school students. Childcare for children nursery age through 4th grade is available.

 

 

Handbell Choir: Adults and High School Youth   

Director: Don Prestly

The Handbell Choir provides music for Worship every five to six weeks from September through May. They also play once during the Summer Worship Schedule. Handbells are a perfect opportunity for people who love music and want to praise God through music but don’t sing! Being able to read music is a plus, but not required. And, no previous ringing experience is needed!!!!  We have five octaves of handbells and many go “un-rung”, so there are plenty of places for you to start ringing. The Handbell Choir rehearses on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month (Sept. – May) at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

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If you have questions about any of the music opportunities, contact Don Prestly, Director of Worship & Music (Church (952) 937-8781; Cell (612) 201-4311). You can also contact Don via email at donp@prairiechurch.org

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  ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Choir Cantatas

  • The Chancel Choir presents a Christmas Cantata and a special musical presentation on Good Friday.

Instrumentalists  (Grades 7-12 and Adults)

  • If you would like to play your instrument for worship, contact Don Prestly

Summer Music

  • If you would like to provide Special Music for a Summer Worship Service (Memorial Day thru Labor Day), contact Don Prestly

 

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