OUR MUSIC MINISTRY WELCOMES YOU!
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”
God’s people are a people who like to celebrate. Because of His great love for us in Jesus Christ, all of His children have the opportunity to come together and rejoice and express our praise and thanks.
For information on a musical group/activity, please contact Musical Director, Michael Rossi.
At Prince of Peace, there are many ways for God’s people to express their worship and praise in music. All involved in Music Ministry and on the Music Team want you to know that you are welcome and encouraged to find opportunities that best fit you and meet your interest. There are places where people from age 5 to 105 can come and serve. We encourage you to step out and find that music opportunity that is right for you.
The Chancel Choir is the main Sunday service choir at Prince of Peace, open to adults, college age and older, who have a love for singing, have some experience, and are willing to meet with the Director for an interview. The group sings September through June and rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm. In addition to Sunday mornings, the Chancel Choir also sings an occasional midweek service, as well as presenting a concert during the year.
The Musical Director for the Chancel Choir is Michael Rossi. For more information you can email him or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
HIMNALS & LIVING WATER
HIMnals is the Youth Choir that welcomes students in grades 7-12. The group sings traditional and contemporary music including well-known hymns and spirituals, pieces in foreign languages and a-capella songs. Our choir room is filled with very talented, earnest and devoted musicians who are eager to share the love of Christ through the gifts given to them. HIMnals practice every Sunday from 5 - 6pm.
All elementary students in grades 3 - 6 are eligible to participate in Junior Choir. The choir performs once a month on Sunday mornings at the 11am service. Rehearsals are every Sunday evening from 4-5pm (with the exception of some holidays). The Junior Choir also participants in a 1-week Music Camp in the summer, to present a Christian Musical Theater Show. Musical Director for Junior Choir is Valerie McLean.
All students from Kindergarten through 2nd grades are invited to join the Prince of Peace Primary Choir, a unique beginning choir experience designed especially for this age group. The choir meets for two sessions - the first 8-week session begins in September, and the second 9-week session begins in late January. They participate in worship on four different Sundays and the annual Christmas Concert. Primary Choir Director is Katherine Einsphar.
Contemporary Praise Group
Adult Praise is Prince of Peace's contemporary ensemble for vocalists 18 years and above. They rehearse is 3:30-5pm, on Saturdays when they are singing for the Saturday evening service. Adult Praise sings 1-2 Saturdays per month on average. For more information or to join, contact the Musical Director, Michael Rossi or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
BELLS OF PEACE HANDBELL CHOIR
Bells of Peace is a handbell choir for adults and high schoolers. No ringing experience is necessary, but basic music reading ability is required. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings, 7pm-8pm. Bells of Peace rings traditional and contemporary music, and covers all three services over the course of the year. For more information, contact Kristin Panzenhagen, or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
Heaven's Notes Handbell Choir
Heaven’s Notes is a handbell choir for 5th-8th graders. No ringing experience is necessary, but basic music reading ability is required. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings, 6:15-7pm. Heaven’s Notes rings traditional and contemporary music, and covers all three services over the course of the year. For more information, contact Kristin Panzenhagen, or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
The Prince of Peace Church Orchestra is open to persons middle school age through adult who play a traditional orchestra or band instrument. They support congregational worship with the playing of hymns, preludes, offertories, and postludes, as well as occasional combining with the Chancel Choir for an anthem.
This inter-generational ensemble rehearses on Sunday evenings, 6:15-8pm, in the Sanctuary.
The Musical Director for the Orchestra is Michael Rossi. For more information you can email him or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.