NMCC Choir

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”   Aldous Huxley

NMCC is blessed with a vibrant music program!  We believe that God speaks powerfully through music — both to the musician and to those who listen.  Our adult choir, directed by Bill Clemmons, aims to provide outstanding choral music every Sunday from September through June.We sing sacred music of all styles — classical, gospel, folk, jazz, contemporary… and have FUN doing it!  In addition, we sing at special services on Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday and look forward each year to participating in the town-wide ecumenical Thanksgiving service and the Consociation Choir Festival on the second Sunday afternoon in March.  On Palm Sunday, we traditionally present a major work.  Past experiences have included such works as Faure’s  “Requiem”,  Vivaldi’s  “Gloria”,  selections from Rutter’s “Requiem”,  or the “Messiah.”

Choir members wear no robes or specific dress; we sit in the pews with our families and friends and assemble when it is time to sing.  Instrumental accompaniment includes our grand piano and Moller pipe organ — along with a variety of instruments which enhance many of the anthems.  One never knows what special musical experience a Sunday will bring!

NMCC is blessed with the involvement of both Bill and Ann Clemmons.  Their lifetime of teaching and conducting band and orchestra in the Madison School system, as well as leading the Shoreline Youth Symphony, enables a level of instrumental participation that is quite unique within the church.

No auditions for the choir are required and, though helpful, the ability to read music is not necessary.  One only needs a love of singing — and enthusiasm for making a “joyful noise unto the Lord !”

REHEARSALS (September through June):   

NMCC Choir with full festival choirs at Choir Fest 2013 Hosted by NMCC

NMCC Choir with full festival choirs at Choir Fest 2013 Hosted by NMCC

Thursdays  7:15pm      in the community room

Sundays     9:15am      in the sanctuary

Please join us any Thursday!