Music plays a big part in the life of the Redeemer, breathing life into almost all our services. We’re blessed with a great music-leadership team, who coordinate not only our music programming, but an impressive and talented team of both professional and congregational musicians, ranging from opera singers to musicologists.
On Sunday evenings, we host musically inclined services at 7pm, with our calendar rotating between Rock Eucharist, Bach Vespers and other services. Upcoming Sunday evening services are listed in the sidebar.
Rock Eucharist services explore the music of a popular artist or band, performed by a group of talented musicians. Music is woven through a casual service including some brief thoughts on the artists and songs selected, along with prayer, the breaking of bread and sharing of wine in communion.
At Bach Vespers, our dedicated choir and chamber orchestra perform the cantatas of J.S. Bach. Beautiful choral music and thoughtful preaching give shape to this service.
Compline – Online 8:00pm – 8:30pm
The community gathers for a short service of Compline – the church’s tradition of bedtime prayer – through Zoom on Sunday nights at 8 PM and send one another off about 20 minutes later. The link and phone numbers for the service are sent out by eNews on Friday.
Check our calendar.
The Legacy of George Black
George Black, a longtime member of the Redeemer, was a professor of French Literature, as well as a liturgist, hymnist, church musician and composer. George believed that music is an integral part of liturgy, that the choir’s role is to lead, and that the congregation’s work is to sing with purpose. He led by example, mentoring clergy, lay leaders and musicians his entire life.
George Black Psalter
George left a library of arrangements for psalms, which we are releasing as a searchable resource to churches, organizations, individuals and students who are interested in this body of work.
George Black Psalter
The George A Black Liturgical Fellowship
Following George’s death in 2003, a fellowship in his name was established to help train future leaders of the church in areas of music and liturgy, and to develop skills of musicians interested in pursuing a career in church music, who demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate music studies. Past recipients include Mark Vuorinen and our current Director of Music, Dan Norman. Our fellow until recently was Will Reid.
George Black Fellowship & Psalter Inquiries