For many years, Oakridge has been committed to bringing forth a blended music objective for its Ministry of Music. This, in part, means that we welcome music of both modern and traditional styles. We embrace music of many cultures and traditions, with appreciation for the wide variety of music that helps to inspire us. Music in worship helps us to pray, rejoice, reflect, learn and sometimes to mourn. In hymns, praise music and in responses, the congregation takes a active part, with heartfelt singing. All who wish to participate outside of the Sunday Services are invited to join us in the various music rehearsals that take place weekly. A long term commitment is not necessary.
Youth, ages 7 to 18 are invited to explore the basics of playing violin. Loaner instruments are provided as available and the classes are provided free of charge. There are 2 layers of music in the music we perform, a simple harmony part, usually on open strings for the less experienced players and a melodic part, for the more advanced players. 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. The classes are on Thursdays from 4:10 until 5:50.