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MUSIC MINISTRY

Music at Harvest

Harvest’s music ministry is under the direction of Lori Ciulla.  Harvest offers a wide variety of Music programs suited to people of all ages.

We invite you to share your gifts and talents as an artist – a musician – for Christ. Come into His presence with singing, ringing and playing instruments by becoming a member of one of our many choirs and ensembles. God’s “benches” in our Harvest’s Music Ministry teams have plenty of room for all who seek to serve Him with gladness and make a joyful noise unto Him!

A Message from the Director

Music is mentioned quite often in the Bible. Singing was a big part of Hebrew culture. The book of Psalms is actually a hymnbook, and it continually instructs us to sing to the Lord (Psalm 149:1). The nation of Israel not only sang during worship; they sang while they worked (Num. 21:16-18). David sang a song he wrote at the death of Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:19-27). And as you leaf through the pages of the book of Revelation, it is obvious that we’re going to be doing a lot of singing in heaven (Rev. 19:1-8).

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever!” – Psalm 89:1

The Harvest Chancel Choir has a rich history in the life of our church. To sing of God’s love and faithfulness is the calling of our choir – to glorify Him who we serve! The Chancel Choir sings for Sunday morning worship providing special music, anthems and songs of praise. Many forms of musical styles are chosen as the repertoire for the choir maintaining that God’s rich blessing of music has been passed down through ages and all of His music is to be sung from generation to generation.

The Chancel Choir is open to any adult and we gladly welcome new members all year long. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary starting at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Lori Ciulla with Don Kuhns, accompanist. The Chancel Choir presents Handel’s Messiah every other year at Christmastime and a traditional Festival of Carols on opposite years. The choir also presents “The Life Through the Psalms” at the start of Lent and a choral Tennebrae service on Good Friday every year.

For more information regarding the Harvest Chancel Choir, please contact Lori at: E-mail: lori.ciulla@harvestpca.com Phone: (330) 723-0770 x106

In His Glory,
Lori Ciulla

“I will RING of the Lord’s great love forever!” – Psalm 89:1

The Harvest Westminster Bell Choir was started 6 years ago and has become an important ensemble in the music ministry of our church. To RING of God’s love and faithfulness is the calling of the Bell Choir – to glorify Him whom we serve! The Westminster Bells ring for Sunday morning worship providing special music, anthems and songs of praise. Many forms of musical styles are chosen as the repertoire for the bell choir maintaining that God’s rich blessing of music has been passed down through ages and all of His music is to be lifted in His glory from generation to generation.

The Westminster Bell Choir is open to adults and high school students. We gladly welcome new members all year long. Previous experience in ringing bells is not necessary – we can teach you! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary starting at 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The Bell Choir is currently under the direction of Lori Ciulla while director Susie Szymanski is temporarily away. In addition to sharing music for Sunday morning worship, the Bell Choir also rings for Christmas Eve services and performs with the Chancel Choir on an every other year basis the traditional Festival of Carols.

For more information regarding the Harvest Chancel Choir, please contact Lori at : E-mail: lori.ciulla@harvestpca.com Phone: (330) 723-0770 x1006

In His Gory,
Lori Ciulla

“Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful songs.” (Psalm 100:2)

What a blessing to hear the rising generation join their hearts and voices to sing praises to God!  I am excited to be the director of the Harvest Youth Ensemble.  We have a faithful group of young people who are learning to blend their voices in four-part harmony as we prepare choral arrangements of contemporary praise songs.

The Harvest Youth Ensemble is open to all 6th grade through 12th grade students.  We rehearse each Sunday at 5:00 (before SoBe Youth Group begins at 5:45).  The Youth Ensemble shares their music in 11:00 worship services several times throughout the year.  This ensemble also joins the Children’s Choir in presenting a Christmas program in December.

We would love to have new members join us!  Please contact me at youthensemble@harvestpca.church for additional information.

In Him,

Cherylene
Youth Ensemble Director

Psalm 8:2 “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise…”

What a privilege to direct the Harvest Children’s Choir!   As a music educator who loves the Lord, I am excited to use the training that I have received to teach children to worship Him through music. Biblical truths and scripture verses set to music are powerful tools for planting truths about God in the hearts of our children.  The songs our children sing also give them an avenue for expressing their heartfelt praise to God.

The Children’s Choir is open to all 1st grade through 5th grade children. We rehearse each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:20 during the school year. The Children’s Choir presents songs of praise in 11:00 worship services several times throughout the year, and they present a Christmas program each December.  Our Wednesday rehearsals are filled with fun as we learn scripture songs and action songs as well as new songs to share with the congregation.

We would love to have your child join us!  Please contact me at the E-Mail or phone number below.

E-Mail: youthensemble@harvestpca.church
Phone: (330) 723-0770 x106

In Him,
Cherylene

I will sing and make music to the Lord. Psalm 27:6