ALL MUSIC PRACTICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DURING THIS COVID SOCIAL DISTANCING PERIOD OF TIME
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF OUR OPC MUSIC MINISTRY
Oakridge Chancel Choir
We are always hoping for more voices in our choir, whose numbers sometimes swell to over 50 voices on special occasions.
Practices take place Thursday evenings from 7:15pm until 8:00pm.
Oakridge Spirit Ringers
Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 is the time that the Oakridge Spirit Ringers meet to practice hand-bell and chime selections together. Under the very capable leadership of Judy Riseling, this dedicated group is committed to performing in Services regularly and have occasionally performed elsewhere in the community. We are a few short of a full choir, and newcomers will be most welcome to give its try!
Modern Praise Music
On Wednesdays from 6 to 7 we invite adult and teen vocalists and musicians who wish to provide leadership in Services to join us as we prepare contemporary music. Join us as we explore new praise songs that are popular in other churches and prepare suitable ones for inclusion in both of our Services.
Modern Praise Pods
The Contemporary Style Services feature music performed by a ‘Pod’, which consists of a group of experienced musicians who work together to prepare and present contemporary music. If you’re a musician who’d like to be involved, let us know!
Youth, from ages 6 and up, gather to develop singing, music reading and basic performance skills while having fun! This year they are under the leadership of well-known London music teacher, Sherry Curran. Sherry is helping prepare music during Sunday School time for the Christmas Season. Youth Choir will resume Thursdays at 6:30 beginning Jan. 9.
The String Club
Youth, ages 7 and up are invited to learn and play violin, viola and cello. There are classes for both beginners and more advanced players weekly, both held at 4:15 Thursdays. Loaner instruments are provided as available and the classes are provided free of charge. Registration for inclusion in this class takes place from late September until mid-November each year. We accept new members in the class at any time if they have had sufficient lessons to join in with the others.
Youth age 7 and up are invited to join us Thursdays at 5:15 for an introduction to rhythm guitar playing.
After a 15 to 20 minute learning session, guitarists join the Youth Praise Band Practice, initially playing rhythm instruments such as a drum or tambourine.
Youth Praise Band
Thursdays at 5:15 is when we meet for the TripleCords practice. We explore Pop and Folk forms of Praise Music and usually cover a minimum of 5 pieces per practices. Members who can play guitars, basses, drums and keyboards are welcome!
Learning the craft of music, mixing, electronics and computers.This year we are working on a project of assembling a portable wireless sound system that willrun on solar power and rock!
Ages 12 and up.
Special Services Music
For Remembrance Sunday next week, musicians who have joined us in the past for special music are welcome to join us for the first two songs of the Service. Please talk to Anca or Dave about being included on our Google Drive to keep in touch with upcoming special music and liturgies