Our Music Ministry
Music is an integral part of our liturgical worship together as a community of believers.
Raising our voices in song unifies and deepens our communal prayer.
Music is a treasured gift that we share with God and one another.
Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all to offer their musical
gifts in worship. The music ministry at Grace in the Desert offers a wide variety of experiences
for parishioners of all ages and musical abilities. We always welcome new
members to our musical ensembles. Whether you are interested in singing or
as an instrumentalist we invite you to explore one of the many musical opportunities
at Grace in the Desert Episcopal Church. If you have any questions please contact the Minister of Music.
The Adult Choir welcomes all singers to join in
leading our music during the 10:30 a.m. service from Sunday after Labor Day till Trinity Sunday.
Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Our music ranges from Anglican chant
to African American spirituals. The adult choir also performs masterworks by classical and contemporary
composers throughout the year accompanied by various instrumentalists from the parish and the Las Vegas
community. In addition to leading our music on Sunday mornings the Adult Choir also sings for special
services and events throughout the liturgical year. All members of Grace in the Desert Episcopal are
welcome to join the choir. Older youth are also encouraged to join the Adult Choir. For more information
contact the Minister of Music.
Bare Bones & Friends
The music group at the Saturday 5:00 p.m.
also known as “Bare Bones & Friends”, sings a wide variety of traditional
hymns, contemporary praise & worship songs, gospel, as well as re-worked blues & standards & several
original songs. Occasionally throughout the year, the group also performs at various outside functions,
as well as additional services at Grace, such as weddings, memorial services, and the annual Blessing
of the Animals. A couple years ago, we performed at the Nevada Diocesan Convention, and in recent months,
have played for some private parties in the Las Vegas valley. Sometimes, we’ll also participate in services
with the Youth Choir & Adult Choir. We invite you to join us at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday contemporary service.
For more information contact Paul Biddle.
Children's Choir is for
children in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The choir meets weekly for 20-30 minutes
following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Choral Eucharist. All children are welcome to join this choir.
The Children's Choir learn proper vocal technique, and music reading skills based upon
the approaches of Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff. The children perform music by traditional and
contemporary composers, and sing approximately once a month during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Choral
Eucharist from September to May. For more information please contact the Minister of Music.
Instrumentalists are desired to enhance our
worship throughout the year. We are always looking for instrumentalists who would be interested in
performing solo works and accompany our various vocal ensembles at Grace in the Desert. If you are
interested in sharing your talents during worships services, please contact the Minister of Music.