The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir of Northminster leads the congregation in worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning, September through May. With 50+ members, the Sanctuary Choir is one of our largest volunteer groups at Northminster. In addition to offering music leadership in worship, they also offer seasonal concerts. New singers are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary (September-May). For more info on joining the Sanctuary Choir, contact or
Women’s Outreach Choir
The NMPC Women’s Outreach Choir was formed in 2008 with the mission to take the gift of music to area care facilities. Under the leadership of Carolyn Miller, each season the group learns a new show, which includes a medley of favorite hymns and great old standards. Outreach members are blessed by the enthusiastic participation and words of gratitude from their audiences. The highlight of each season is the ladies’ appearance in the annual NPC Pops Concert, which benefits local charities and mission projects. If you are interested in joining, contact .
Summer Choir Camp
Northminster offers a week-long music theater camp each Summer for students who have completed grades 2 – 8. The campers learn a musical, paint their sets, create costumes and props and generally have a blast!! Choir Camp in 2017 was July 31-August 4 and the performance was Sunday, August 6. Check back to see what musical has been chosen for Choir Camp 2017.
Northminster Children’s Choirs
The musical element in JAM Club & JAM Club Jr. Wednesday afternoons at Northminster are anything but dull! JAM Club is for children in grades 1 – 5. JAM Club Jr. is for children 4 yrs. & kindergarteners. They gather from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. for games, music, D-Group and a pizza dinner. Lissa Ray directs our children’s choirs. The choirs train the children to praise God with through music. The choir offer worship instruction, sight-reading/ear training, proper use of their voice, opportunities with Orff instruments and Choir Chimes, making friends, participation in Sunday morning worship and special programs during the year.
The next session of JAM Club & JAM Club Jr. will run from March 8 – April 5. For questions about this program contact
The handbells are polished and ready for another season of praising God! Ringing bells can be a great stress reliever since there is no way you can think about anything else while you are ringing. Here are some ways to get involved…
Minster Ringers rehearse Monday evenings from 7-8:30. Reading music for this group is required – treble or bass clef or both. Chocolate is always on hand and at 8:00 we pause for a Good News break.
P.Y.R.E. or Presbyterian Youthful Ringing Ensemble meets Sundays from 4:00-5:00 PM. Ringers range from sixth grade to young-at-heart adults. This intergenerational ensemble rings for an advent event and again in the spring. Reading music is preferred but can be taught. Highlighters, tie-dyed gloves, cookies, laughter and encouragement are staples in this group.
Ring of Peace is a new group that will be meeting on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00. This ensemble will provide elements of the worship service from time to time and may find other alternative directions to share their music. This group will embrace beginners, those who have limited ringing experience, and those are not able to ring on Monday evening. It’s a new group – join us and help determine the path it will take.
Children in grades 1-5 will have opportunities to ring throughout the year. Chimes are woven in with singing, Orff instruments, drama, games and improvisation during Sunday morning music, J.A.M. Club.
Questions? Contact Lissa Ray at or 513-910-9737.