No audition is required for any of the choirs. Contact the office for more information (961-2393).
The Emmanuel Choir, a volunteer group of approximately 25
adults, provides the musical leadership at the 9:00 service as well as special celebrations. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Rehkopf Hall.
Children's Choir Ann Marie Ruhlin directs our Children's Choir, which is dedicated to the
spiritual development of the younger members of our parish through
music. The Children's Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m.
service once a month. Music education for the younger children (through 2nd grade) includes elements of choral singing, reading the score,
blending voices and independent instrumental performance. Older children learn about matching
pitch, keeping the beat, percussion instruments, rhythmic body movement
and self-discipline for older children.
The Cherub Choir (age 4-1st grade) and Junior Choir (Grades 2-5) practice on Wednesdays, The Cherub Choir practices from 6:00-6:30 p.m., Junior Choir practices from 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Emmanuel's Holtkamp Organ, one of our treasures, was
designed by Walter Holtkamp, Jr. It was built and installed by the
Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Emmanuel organ was dedicated in 1965, and, through the generous
contributions from the parish to the Music Preservation Fund, it was
repaired and updated in 1997. The organ has 37 ranks of pipes, a total
of 1956 pipes.