Create Music

Contact Martin Morley for more info.
martin@oslc.net
925-283-3722

Join Us In Music

Music is a powerful way to worship. It's also a great learning tool: we understand our faith better by singing about what we believe. And making music together bonds people in community. Each one of our musical groups is a "family within the church family" where you will find wonderful friends and a rich, joyful way to deepen your faith. You are welcome to participate in our music program whether or not you are a member of OSLC. Read below to learn more about our programs:

 

 

Ongoing Activities

Musical Groups

 

Contemporary Singers 
Sundays, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. (Sanctuary)

   
Do you like to sing music in a more modern style?  The Contemporary Singers is the newest addition to our musical lineup.  We teach and lead contemporary song for the congregation and also sing special music.  Director:  Vince Mellone
Bellissimo
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
   
A handbell team of youth and adults with a passion for ringing. This group rings in services about once each month. Music reading ability is required.
Director: Martin Morley, (925) 283-3722, martin@oslc.net

Chancel Choir 
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

   

This choral family of adults sings anthems from classical, modern and gospel traditions and supports worship in the Sunday morning service. Each spring we collaborate with professional musicians to present a major work. We love new members - come to a rehearsal to sing and meet some great people!
Director: Martin Morley, (925) 283-3722, martin@oslc.net

 

Children's Choir   
Sundays as scheduled (coordinated with Children's Education Hour schedule) 11:30-12:15 (Sanctuary) 

 

This choir for children in grades K-5 meets following the Kids' Sunday Adventure classes and helps lead worship services as called.  Do you like getting together for musical games and songs?  Then Children's Choir wants YOU. 

Contact through through the church office, (925) 283-3722, spirit@oslc.net 

 

Other Arts

Liturgical Art Group
Meetings as called

   
What do you see when you enter a worship space? How is color used? Symbols? Light? What do the stained glass, paraments and banners say to you? Is it intimate sacred space? Is it foreboding holy ground? Does what you see comfort you, unsettle you, or both? Our Liturgical Art Group seeks ways to speak meaningfully through visual means-sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle. We want the sanctuary to reflect different seasons and different sentiments, to inspire and challenge worshipers by what they see as much as by what they hear or sing. Our members have gifts in interior design, in visual art, in sewing and crafting, in imagining potential and in standing on ladders! Is this a place where your passion lies?
Contact Martin Morley, (925) 283-3722, martin@oslc.net.

 

Liturgical Dance Troupe    
Would you be interested in expressing your worship through liturgical movement? No previous dance experience necessary. If you'd like to try this with other like-minded folk, contact Martin Morley, (925) 283-3722, martin@oslc.net.

 

Major Works Concerts

Choir Presentations of Major Works at OSLC

2006

  250th Anniversary of Mozart's Birth
  Coronation Mass

2007
  Beaux Sons (Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc)

  Fauré Requiem

2008
  Music in the Twentieth Century

  Rutter Requiem

2009
  Bicentennial Concert 1809-2009

  Haydn's Missa in Angustiis
  excerpts from
Mendelssohn's Elijah

2010

  Saint Saens' A Requiem and a Carnival
  Requiem, opus 54 and The Carnival of the Animals

2011

  Famous Last Words 
  selected composers' final works, featuring
  Mozart's Requiem

2012

  Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
  Spirituals and Gospel favorites, featuring Robert Ray's Gospel Mass

2013

  Poulenc Major Works Concert
  Gloria and Double Piano Concerto

2014

  The Romantic Spirit
  Music from 19th century Romantic composers, featuring
  Theodore Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ

2015

  Sing a New Song   
  Ancient Words Set to New Music, featuring
  John Leavitt's Missa Festiva
  Neil Harmon's Requiem

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