Hiland’s Music Ministry provides opportunities for you to draw closer to God and your neighbor through participation in sacred song. When you worship at Hiland, you will hear traditional hymns, choir anthems from various musical genres, and contemporary praise songs—all a reflection of Holy Scripture. Our goal is to help you worship more fully so you can carry Christ’s good news (and maybe a tune) into the community all week.
Prayerfully consider joining one of the branches of our Music Ministry (described below.) Contact Cynthia Plazek, Director of Music, with questions or for more information at (412) 364-9000. Note: rehearsal schedules may change as needed.
Chancel Choir – Our core choir, for ages 16+; rehearses Wednesdays 7:30 pm, Sept.-May. Assists at Sunday 9:30 am service 3 weeks a month. This group sings 4-part music selections of varied styles. Although music-reading is not necessary, be prepared to enjoy learning (correct vocal production, listening skills and music theory.
Concert Choir – for ages 16+, rehearses Wednesdays 7:30 pm, late October to December and again for 6 weeks in the spring. This group produces a Christmas Cantata and Tenebrae (Good Friday) presentation. Extra rehearsals with instruments may be scheduled. These groups provide an excellent “limited run” opportunity if you wish be included in a quality music production.
Praise Band – Our contemporary worship band, for age 16+; this keyboard, guitars, percussion and vocalist group assists one weekend a month at the 9:30 am service, plus occasional special services. We would like to expand this group—if interested, please schedule an audition with Mrs. Plazek.
Hiland Orchestra/Brass Ensemble –Jr. / Sr. High, and adult instrumentalists who offer their musical gifts to enhance the Christmas Cantata and Tenebrae presentations, plus occasional special worship services. Rehearsals vary.
Hiland Ringers – Age 16+ Handbell Choir, rehearsals vary; assists with beautifying worship by adding an artistic third dimension. Although auditions are not required, you will need to know how to count to 4, 6 and 8 (sometimes 12) to participate.
Sounds of Summer – During the months of June, July and August, these are opportunities for guest artists and congregation members to play during the Sunday 9:30 am service (scheduled in advance with Cynthia Plazek, Director of Music.)