Concord Church - St. Louis, MO

Performing Arts

 

Worship is about God, not about performance or art.  Worship services are not primarily opportunities for musical/artistic performance.  They are primarily a spiritual activity, with music and other arts being significant tools in praise, prayer, and creative communication. Our artists and musicians are worshipers first, worship leaders second.

"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." II Corinthians 4:18

 

The following opportunities are currently active:

Vocal Music

Choir (Singers)

High School and Older.
No Audition Necessary.
Ability to Read Music Helpful but not Necessary.
Weekly Rehearsals (Wednesdays- 6:30-8:00 p.m.)
3 Sunday Mornings/Month (Rehearsal at 9:00 a.m.)
70% Attendance Expected

Most music is memorized, some individual practice outside rehearsal will be necessary.  We provide printed music, lyrics and recordings for this purpose. 

Christmas Program requires extended and additional rehearsals. Some sing only for Christmas, some sing only Sunday morning, most do both.

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Solos,Ensembles,Praise Teams, Worship Leaders- Audition/Interview Necessary.  Most of these singers also sing in the choir, but not required.

Instrumental Music

Band – Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards


High School and Older. Audition/Interview Required.
Music and/or Chord Chart reading required.
Weekly Rehearsals (Wednesdays- 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Plays Every Sunday morning on rotating schedule (Rehearsal at 8:00 am)
We learn/play a lot of music, individual practice and preparation outside rehearsal is required.
We provide printed music,charts,and recordings for this purpose.

Christmas Program Participation as assigned/requested with additional rehearsals needed.

Orchestra – Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion


High School and Older.
Audition Required (Advanced High School ability or above)
Good music reading skills required.
Weekly rehearsals (Wednesdays- 6:30-8:00 p.m.) 
2 Sunday Mornings/Month (Rehearsal at 8:30 a.m.)
We learn/play a lot of music, individual practice/preparation outside rehearsal may be required.
We provide music and recordings for this purpose.

Christmas Program Participation is expected but not required, additional rehearsals needed.

 

 

Regular Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings

 6:00-6:20              Selah (“Pause”)

Selah is a word from the Psalms that means “pause and reflect”. In musical terms, we would call it a “rest”. From 6:00-6:20 each Wednesday, the Music Suite will be set aside as a quiet place to pray, concluding with a brief devotional reading and a prayerful song. Everyone is invited to Selah, not just WFA. Our goal is to stop all other WFA activity (tuning, set up, music copying, etc.) during this time and set it apart as “sacred” or “holy”.

 6:30-8:00              Choir, Orchestra, Band Rehearsal

 

The following opportunities are currently in development:

Drama

Acting, Writing, Storytelling, Directing, Clowns

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Dance and Choreography

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If you would like to be part of this worship leading/people serving community, please contact Brian Mulder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 314-843-3500, ext 226.


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