Music

view of central organ pipes including the trumpets coming from the pipes.

Making a Joyful Noise

The Morning Star congregation is blessed with a great variety of musical talents.  Whether you just like to listen or hope to join in, music is a part of what we do.  The music staff is always looking for choir members or even just the occasional instrumentalist or voice for a small ensemble.

" I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; 

I will sing praise to my God while I have any being. "  

Psalms 104:33

Learn to read music -

Music is a Big part of Our Services

Adult Choir

The adult choir singing in blue choir robes

 The Adult Choir sings three and four part anthems most weeks from September to May.  The Christian music styles are varied and the choir rehearses before the service and after.  

Praise Ensemble

Hands playing an acoustic guitar.

The Praise Ensemble adds special music as well as leads the congregation in songs virtually every week at the 10:30 am Service. 

Bell Choir

Bell choir members ringing bells during a performance.

The Morning Star Bell Choir plays once a month at the 8:30 am Sunday service September to May.  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome.  No experience or music reading needed.  

Pipe Organ

Rows of keys and stops at the organ keyboard.

Our  tracker pipe organ was installed and dedicated in 1988 by organ builder Martin Ott.   The final set of pipes were installed in 2008 completing the full 50 rank design.

Special Music

Bluegrass musicians playing guitar, mandolin, and violin.

Watch the calendar for our special music services.  These are especially common in the summer when the choirs are on hiatus.  Watch for Jazz Sunday, Gospel Sunday and many others.

Instrumentalists

Musician playing a trumpet in front of a stained-glass window.

The talents of our members and special guests are showcased frequently - trumpet, clarinet, flute and violin can be heard regularly.

Share your musical gifts

The Music Team

Bev McCollum

Bev

Organist and Bell Choir Director

More about Bev

Susan Beeghly

Susan

Adult Choir Director 

MORE ABOUT SUSAN

Meet our Accompanists

Tina Fong

Tina and her family

Summer Accompanist

More about Tina

Lynne Swingen

portrait view of Lynne

Saturday evening accompanist

More about Lynne

Rod Carlson

Rod in conversation

Back-up accompanist and organist

John Rosman

Portrait view of John

Back-up accompanist

Special opportunity! Free lessons

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Music Sight Reading Lessons

 Beverlee McCollum is offering a music reading class on Tuesdays at 3 PM continuing this fall.  We would love to have you join us!  Contact her for more information!