The Music Ministry at Preakness Reformed Church is committed to enhancing the worship experience and uplifting the congregation through praise and song. The Music Ministry at PRC embraces all musical styles and seeks to further the Kingdom of God here on earth with music ministry opportunities that are open to all members of Preakness Reformed Church. All those who are interested in participating in any of these ensembles should reach out to Dan King, Director of Music Ministries, for more information.
The Chancel Choir is the primary worship ensemble at PRC and participates in worship most Sunday mornings through the leading of congregational hymns and the sharing of worship anthems from September through June. The choir typically rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM. The choir is also bolstered by the contributions of four professional section leaders (soprano, alto, tenor, & bass) who greatly enhance the choir and work diligently to support the parishioner singers at PRC. The Chancel Choir is a vibrant, welcoming, and joyful worship opportunity that also works hard to prepare and present sacred choral works of a high caliber. Singers of all ability levels are welcome and encouraged to join this group!
Berdan Hall Band
The Berdan Hall Band is PRC's contemporary worship/praise band. Started by long-time members of the church, this group leads PRC's contemporary worship services once a month in Berdan Hall (our contemporary worship space) or in the Grove (outdoor worship space utilized in the summer). The band typically rehearses on Wednesday evenings for 2-4 weeks before a contemporary service. The band utilizes guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, and other instruments (violin, percussion, etc.) and is always looking for new members to share their love of music by playing in a band that is fun, laid-back, and loves to explore worship songs, new and old. This group typically utilizes chord charts so no need to read music - simply grab a guitar and join!
The Handbell Choir participates in worship through the preparation and presentation of sacred handbell ensemble literature. This group typically rehearse Sunday mornings after worship in the weeks leading up to a service where they will play. This group is open to all members who can read music at a basic level, or who want to learn! Most members play two bells each as part of a Malmark three-octave set. Consider giving us a 'ring' and joining the Handbell Choir!