The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville has a long tradition of a vibrant and vital Music Program. Music is a key part of our rich worship life and provides an excellent opportunity for active involvement of our members. We seek to assist our congregation in glorifying God through joyful praise and meditative prayer using the talents that have been offered to us. Opportunities are available for all interested persons, children through adults.
The Adult Choir is made up of members of the congregation. This ensemble sings every Sunday morning during the 10:00am worship service, September through May. The ensemble rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm–8:00pm and Sunday mornings from 9:15am–10:00am. The Adult Choir sings a wide variety of music from Bach to Spirituals, from Gregorian Chant to Jazz. The ensemble prepares works with organ, piano and a cappella repertoire.
The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville is proud to be home to the Lawrenceville Concertsingers, a local community chorus that serves the greater Lawrenceville area. This group is comprised of members of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville and interested members from the community. The Concertsingers work to present two major events each year: a holiday event in December, and a spring musical event/concert in May. This ensemble frequently performs with orchestra. Past events have included A Service of Lessons and Carols and major works of Franz Schubert (Mass in G Major), Morten Lauridsen (Lux Aeterna), James Whitbourn (Song of God Mass, The Wounds and Missa Carolae), Ola Gjeillo (Sunrise Mass), Johann Sebastian Bach (Cantatas BWV 4, 61), Arthur Sullivan (Festive Te Deum), and the Requiems of Gabriel Faure and John Rutter. The Lawrenceville Concertsingers rehearse on Thursday evenings from 8 to 9pm, October through December and February through May. Any person interested in joining this ensemble should contact James Moyer, Director of Music at PCOL.
The June Choir
The June Choir prepares music for the worship services during the month of June. This ensemble gives members of the congregation a taste of singing in the choir without all the pressure. The ensemble rehearses only on Sunday morning before worship, and not on Thursday evening. All members of the congregation, regardless of ability or experience are encouraged to come out and sing!
The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville is very privileged to have an active program of music for children. The program meets as part of our Wednesday evening LOGOS program. Children’s choirs include Kindergarten through Fifth graders. The children sing in Sunday Morning church as worship leaders throughout the year, on Palm Sunday and during our annual Christmas Pageant at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Service.
Our youth are encouraged to be an active part of the musical life of our congregation. Youth ensembles have led worship on Christmas Eve, Youth Sunday and during the summer. All youth are invited to be a part of the music program in whatever way possible.
During the summer months (July and August) interested members are invited to offer their talents in worship. Through collaboration with one of our staff, singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels are encouraged to offer their talents to God through worship. Please contact the church office for more information.
Special Fine Arts Events and Concerts
The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville occasionally holds special concerts and performances. Please check the homepage for information about these events.