Ebenezer offers a comprehensive Music Ministry. Choirs for all ages, lay liturgists and song leaders, music camp for children and youth, volunteer directors/accompanists, and the Patrons and Friends of the Arts concert series are highlights of this ministry.
If you are interested in participating in or supporting the music programs of Ebenezer, we welcome your inquiry. Please contact Tom White (765-9430) or send an e-mail.
The Choirs of Ebenezer
The Chancel Choir is open to youth and adults and serves as the primary musical leadership for the 10:00 a.m. worship service. This choir of mixed voices sings a wide range of sacred music from the earliest advent of choral literature to modern works.
In addition to supporting the liturgy on a weekly basis and singing at all Festivals, the choir will focus on one or two major works per year, presenting them as a gift to the Ebenezer community and the public, at large. This choir rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. with extra rehearsals, as scheduled. The Chancel Choir meets in room M1 in the music wing.
The children’s choir is a structured program not only to teach them to sing, but also to instruct them in age-appropriate theology and liturgy. The choir is open to children from K5 Grade 6 and meets Sundays at 5:00pm in the Room 102. The curriculum is designed for all elementary age children to meet together, but each age group will have different responsibilities depending on age. The group begins and ends each year with a swim party and will embark on field trips during the year, which runs from September through May. Please contact Tom White for any questions about the reorganization of this group.
The Ebenezer Handbell Choir is a group of 14 ringers who play advanced handbell music. New ringers or substitutes are welcome when openings exist. Experienced players should schedule an interview with Tom White. This group plays in worship once per month.
Other Ebenezer Music Programs
Our Preschool Music for children from birth through age 5 meets during the Sunday School hour in the toddler room. With a music and movement format including the use of instruments, babies and toddlers participate with the help of adults, and preschoolers learn songs, which are offered at our services several times per year.
Many Ebenezer members/disciples serve as volunteer directors, helpers, or accompanists for various aspects of our Music Ministry. Those with these talents are encouraged to use their gifts as part of the music leadership team and should speak to Cantor, Tom White.
ASSISTING MINISTERS AND OTHER LITURGISTS
Children, youth, and adults often lead liturgy and psalmody, and will receive instruction from the Cantor. (It should be noted that not all Assisting Ministers need to sing and not all liturgists need to serve as Assisting Ministers.)
Ebenezer offers an annual Disciple Camp for children and youth entering first grade through tenth grade at the South Carolina Synod's Kinard Conference Center. This faith filled week provides an effective opportunity for children and youth to worship God through music and rehearse and perform an original musical play based on the camp theme. Arts, crafts, swimming, boating, Bible study, and fellowship round out this special week.
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer offers an annual series of concerts that are FREE and open to the public beginning each fall. Funding sources include individual and corporate sponsors, cultural grants, and free will offerings. The board of directors includes members of Ebenezer and the community at large.
If you are interested in supporting the FREE concerts offered by the Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, contact Tom White at (803) 765-9430 or click here to send Tom an e-mail.