“Praise the Lord with Loud Songs of Joy”
Music is an integral part of our worship of God at Hillcrest. We sing songs to praise and worship God. Our musicians help us connect with God through music.
Music During Worship
The Chancel and Extended Choirs
Our choirs lead the congregation in song in a variety of musical styles most Sundays during the Choir Year. During the Summer, individual singers and instrumentalists, and the Extended Choir offer special music. Styles vary but include:
Variety helps our worshipers praise God. Various pianists on the grand piano combine with electronic keyboards, folk guitars, percussion, chimes, trumpets, Native American flutes and other instruments to “make a joyful noise.” Do you play an instrument? Join us in praising the Lord with your musical talents.
Join the choir
Would you like to sing with us? No experience necessary.
- Join the choir for rehearsals on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals at other times are called by the Choir Director as needed for various music.
- Sing at the 10:30 am Service (or 10:00 in the Summer).
- For more information contact our Director of Music.
George W. Mead Memorial Organ
The organ, with its 23 ranks of pipes – 1,388 pipes in all – grouped in 21 voices, is operated by a 31-stop, 2-manual console built by the firm of Thomas C. Walters of Oakland, and installed at Hillcrest in 1964. It combines a 1904 Whaley & Spencer pipe organ with new pipes, console, blower and chests built by M.P. Möller, Inc. This organ typically provides music during the traditional service.
Our Sound System
Our recently updated, state of the art sanctuary sound system enhances our worship with clear music, voice, and recording. Our sound board operators are a vital part of our worship experience.
At Hillcrest, we always welcome the young, the old and the in-betweeners who have the desire, talent, and time to volunteer in the music program. Whether you’re a singer, instrumentalist, or a sound tech, there is a place for you to serve. To share your talents contact us.