Music at Path of Grace hums with vitality and spirit as we honor the rich musical heritage of the church while exploring music of other cultures from around the world. Our many programs are designed to welcome members and guests to Sunday morning worship with an emphasis on robust congregational singing led by choirs, organ, piano, and instrumentalists. We also seek to embrace the community by sponsoring a Music Series with concerts and events that are free and open to the public.

Whether you are an active listener or a joyful participant, we offer something for everyone. Consider joining one of the groups listed here. Attend one of several special concerts offered during the year, or enjoy one of many additional music events held during our regular Sunday worship.

Linda Zelig, Music Director

linda.zelig@pathofgraceumc.org

612-747-7244

Chancel Choir

Open to anyone grade 9 and older. Please try us out and experience the joy of singing with one another.

Wednesday Rehearsals: 7:30 to 9:00pm in the Sanctuary

Sunday Warm up: 9:15 to 9:45 in the Sanctuary

Golden Bells

Open to all – grade 9 and older

Thursday Rehearsals: 7:30 to 8:30pm in the Music Room

Youth Bells

Geared towards grades 4 through 8

Sunday Rehearsals: 9:00 to 9:30pm in the Music Room

Grace Chimes

For our youngest bell ringers!

Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:30 – 9:50 am in the East Wing Room E-7

Pop-Up Choirs

So, you’d like to try singing but don’t have time for the Wednesday night rehearsals? Announcing Pop-Up Choir for anyone who wants to sing in a choir with a one-time commitment and have fun.

Upcoming opportunities:

Wednesday, November 21, Thanksgiving Eve Service -- rehearsal at 6:00 p.m. in sanctuary; worship at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Ash Wednesday Service -- rehearsal at 6:00 p.m. in sanctuary; worship at 7:00 p.m.

Path of Grace Music Series

Funded by a special endowment, these concerts and performances feature local and national artists. The series is tailored to appeal to musical tastes of all kinds and are truly special events. Look for upcoming events in our Events section on the Happenings page.

Kindness Rocks

Sunday Worship Sunday, September 8 – Enjoy the stylings of guest rock band artists as our season opens “rocking out” on hymns and songs to shake up morning worship. Toes will be tapping, hands clapping, and voices ringing with joy and anticipation for another year together in service and praise.

From Age to Age

7:30 PM Concert Friday, October 18 – Vocal ensemble, From Age to Age, will grace our sanctuary with music from their new season. Directed by Dr. Peter Durow, the ensemble will welcome our Chancel Choir into the mix for a couple of combined anthems.

A Minnesota Christmas

Sunday Worship Sunday, December 22 – Listen to the strains of beautiful choral anthems by Minnesota composers, including, Stephen Paulus, Jeffrey Van, Randall Davidson, Paul Lohman, and Abbie Betinis. Music will be woven together with spoken narratives by Minnesota authors and poets in a service dedicated to the meaning and spirit of Christmas.

Gloria by John Rutter with Copper Street Brass

Palm Sunday, April 5 – Celebrate in a festive Palm Sunday processional and concert as Copper Street Brass joins the Chancel Choir in presenting a massive choral work that honors Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and foreshadows the journey that is Holy Week.