Music

Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. Sing praises to the Lord with the Lyre, with the Lyre and the sound of melody. With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King.
~Psalm 98: 4-6

The Arcola Music Ministry brings forth that joyful noise to praise our living God. We praise Him with voice, with instruments, and at any age! All are invited to actively participate in the Music of Arcola Church. For more information, click on a group below that you may be interested in, or contact the Director of Music, Tianna Durbin.

CHILDREN'S CHOIRYOUTH CHOIR 9:15am Choir11AM CHOIRHandbellsSoloists & Ensembles

Children's Choir

This choir is for children grades 1-5. The children’s choir sings for worship throughout the year and also participates in seasonal plays, musicals, dramas, etc. Our goal for the children’s choir is to emphasize the importance of children leading in worship and to praise God through song. Rehearsals occur on Sundays from 10:15-10:55am in Room 112. Contact Jennifer Roberts for more information. 

Youth Choir

Youth in grades 6-12th are invited to come sing a variety of music to include contemporary praise and spirituals. The Youth Choir will contribute to worship regularly throughout the season (October-May) to include Christmas Eve and Easter. Rehearsals occur in the Great Room on Sundays from 12-1pm. Email Tianna Durbin, Director of Music, to sign up or for more information.

9:15am Choir, Joyful Noise Praise Band

Joyful Noise is a praise and worship band that utilizes a variety of instrumentation and styles, to include; contemporary praise, blues, country, pop, and folk. Joyful Noise welcomes all adults and older youth to come join in the fun of creating exciting music for 9:15am worship! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm in the Great Room. Email Tianna Durbin, Director of Music, to sign up or for more information.

11am Choir, Fabulous Last Note

Yes, we strive to make that last note just fabulous! This choir supports the 11am Worship service each week as well as Christmas Eve and Easter Worship. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9pm in Ruth Hall. We ALWAYS welcome new singers to the group. No prior experience is necessary; we will train! Email Tianna Durbin, Director of Music, to sign up or for more information.

Handbells, The Grace Notes Ringers

The Grace Notes Ringers Adult Handbell Ministry at Arcola is a NEW ministry and we are excited for how this ministry will grow in membership and discipleship. We rehearse on Thursdays from 6-7pm and ring once per month in worship. This group also contributes to Christmas Eve and Easter Worship. Email Tianna Durbin, Director of Music, to sign up or for more information.

Soloists & Ensembles

If you play an instrument and would like to be included in solo opportunities, or small ensembles, we would like to know! Ensembles are perfect for Christmas Eve and Easter Worship and Choral Anthems sometimes include small ensembles and solo instruments too! Soloists will be included on a rotational basis and as schedules permit. At least one rehearsal with the Music Director and an accompanist (if needed) will occur prior to playing an instrument for worship. Don’t be shy! Do consider contributing your musical talent with the Arcola Community. Email Tianna Durbin, Director of Music, to sign up or for more information.