Music Ministry at Storrs Congregational
Enlivening our spirits and moving our souls, music is at the heart of a worship experience that, together with the Word and the Sacraments, provides a genuine opportunity to encounter the holy. Our repertoire features the finest sacred organ, choral, vocal, and instrumental music from many periods and Christian traditions, including contemporary music from around the world. Our choices are diverse and broad, reflecting our the diversity of community even as they honor the rich traditions and heritage of this historic church. Our congregation lifts its joyful voices in singing at every worship service and we take pride in the number of congregants who list music in worship as one of the reasons they became a part of the Storrs Congregational Church UCC community.
Music is not worshiped here, but it truly empowers the worship experience. While no one can define how music transforms our communal worship life, no one can deny that it happens. Whether it is the quietest chant, or most triumphant anthem, music can do what ordinary words remain powerless to do: it reaches deep into our soul and moves us. It helps connect us with the divine. It stirs our souls and lifts us out of ourselves to see God. Its theology—expressed in lyric and melody—informs and shapes us as Christians. Through musical expression we are invited to serenade the God whose praises echo through the silent music of all creation.
You are welcome and invited to become a part of our music ministries! We are always excited to have new members in our choral ensembles, among our handbell players, and included with the instrumentalists we draw upon as we worship God together. Whether you are in the senior class or the senior citizenry… whether your abilities are professional or primitive… whether your interests are Bach or the Beatles… there’s a place for you!
To find out where your home is in this vital ministry, contact our Director of Music Ministry, Dr. Patricia (“Trisha”) Snyder:
SCC Music News
A hearty thank you to our choir and handbells for their inspirational music during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. You are a joy! On May 5th we bid a fond farewell to our choral scholars until the next academic year. Kareem is graduating but we think that Tyler and Madison will be among us again….
The 26th Annual L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Organ Competition will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00AM at the Storrs Congregational Church. We have two highly qualified applicants from New Hampshire and Maryland this year. All are invited to attend and vote for the audience prize in lieu of applause. There will be a…