MUSIC

at Presbyterian Church of the Cross

 

 

About Our Music

Music is an essential and vibrant part worship at Presbyterian Church of the Cross. Our traditional worship services offer liturgy-based anthems, hymns, and spiritual songs in many different styles and genres.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or engage in music as a hobby, there is a place for you in one of our many ensembles.

Please visit www.vesperconcerts.org to find information regarding Vesper Concerts, an outreach of the music ministry of Presbyterian Church of the Cross and Omaha’s longest-running chamber music series. Our concerts are free and open to the public.

You are invited to join us in one of our many music ensembles. Contact Kristi Treu at 402-333-7466 or kristi@pcoc.us

Adult Ensembles

Alleluia Singers (Adults, Open to All)

Wednesdays – 6:50pm to 8:15pm
Choir Room

This 60-member choir is open to all adult singers. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings September through May from 6:50pm to 8:15pm in the Choir Rehearsal Room. Sing in worship for either the 9:00am or 11:10am service each Sunday (occasionally both services), plus special music events with professional orchestra on the Third Sunday of Advent and Palm Sunday. Sing for Christmas Eve services at 5:00pm and 7:00pm and other special services throughout the church year.

Chamber Singers (Adults, By Audition)

Wednesdays – 5:30pm to 6:25pm
Sanctuary

A small ensemble by invitation or audition, this group rehearses Wednesday evenings from September-May from 5:30pm to 6:25pm in the Sanctuary. Sing for worship at least once a month, plus special services throughout the church year. 

Resound

Rehearsals as needed

Resound is a vocal ensemble that includes recipients of the Ron Haddock Memorial Scholarship. 

Ron Haddock Memorial Scholarship Program

Opportunities exist for paid positions in all sections of Alleluia and Chamber Singers, directors for children’s and youth groups, accompanists, and handbell players. The Ron Haddock Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of Ron Haddock, long-time Presbyterian Church of the Cross member and lifetime participant in the choral arts. The purpose of the scholarship is to support and encourage young people to  participate in church music.If you are interested in learning about existing opportunities, email kristi@pcoc.us.

 

Soloists & Instrumentalists

Rehearsals as needed

Our worship services frequently feature a wide variety of both vocal and instrumental soloists. Instrumental duets and small ensembles are also formed when a piece of music calls to the occasion. If you are interested in sharing your talents in this way, please email kristi@pcoc.us. 

Carillon Handbells

Thursdays – 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Room 12

This handbell choir for adults rehearses on Thursday evenings from September through May from 6:15pm – 7:30pm in Room 12 on the lower level. Play in worship four times per year. We are always looking for new members. Email kristi@pcoc.us if you would like to be put on our substitute list.

Trinity Brass

Rehearsals as needed

Our in-house group for adult brass players and advanced high school students. Play in worship 4-6 times per year, which includes Easter Sunday and other special services.

Children & Youth Ensembles

Sunbeam Choir (Grades 1-3)

Wednesdays – 5:30pm to 6:10pm
Room 10

For grades 1-3. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays during Cornerstone from 5:30pm – 6:00pm in the Gathering Space on the lower level. Sing in worship four times per year, plus our annual Children’s Christmas Pageant the first Sunday evening in December.

Carol Choir (Grades 4-7)

Wednesdays – 5:30pm to 6:10pm
Choir Room

For grades 4-7. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays during Cornerstone from 5:40pm – 6:10pm in the Choir Rehearsal Room. Sing in worship four times per year, plus our annual Children’s Christmas Pageant the first Sunday evening in December.

Credo Choir (grades 8-12)

Sundays – 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Choir Room

For grades 8-12. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons during the school year from 4:00pm – 4:45pm in the Choir Rehearsal Room. Sing in worship several times per year, as well as with Alleluia Singers and orchestra the Third Sunday of Advent. Credo Choir invite Alumni to sing with them for worship on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Youth Orchestra

Rehearsals as needed

The youth orchestra plays together for our annual Youth Sunday service in May. 

All Ages/Intergenerational

All-Church Orchestra

Rehearsals as needed

This ensemble comprises instrumentalists of all ages in our congregation, from grades 6 through adult. This group is scheduled to play for worship twice a year. Email kristi@pcoc.us if you would like to be notified of the schedule.