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“Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness and come before His presence with a song.”  - Psalm 100:1

Music has been part of the worship life of Ware Church since colonial times. A succession of reed and electric organs preceded the installation of the pipe organ in 1999. The choirs and congregation are seasonally accompanied with trumpet, flute, stringed instruments, and percussion. New members for all of these groups are always welcome.

Sanctuary Choir
The active Sanctuary Choir provides a rich variety of hymns, anthems and service music for the Holy Eucharist each Sunday, and occasional services throughout the year. Musical selections for the anthems are drawn from the Baroque era through contemporary offerings.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Treble Choir
For almost a century a vested children’s choir has been part of our worship life. Originally there was a boy’s choir which has grown into a junior choir singing monthly and at special times such as Christmas and Easter. The children range in ages from 4 through Middle School.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays starting at 5 o’clock. There is a light supper, a game, and then a rehearsal for an anthem or a seasonal program. Two octaves of hand chimes and rhythm instruments add to the richness of the music. The Treble Choir regularly participates in community outreach projects. They sing on the first Sunday of the month, providing an anthem for the 10:30 service.

Sanctuary Choir                    Treble Choir       

Musical Instruments for Worship, Fun and Practice
In 1999, a two manual Casavant Freres pipe organ was installed in the gallery of Ware Church fulfilling the dream of a multifaceted instrument. This seventeen rank organ with its 919 pipes not only provides rich accompaniment for worship but is also an excellent concert instrument.  The Chapel of the Christ Child has a small Ahlborn Classic Organ that is enhanced with several instrumental modules. It is perfect for providing music for the Christian Education family service at 9:30. The Parish Hall has a Mason Hamlin grand piano which is used for recitals, parish programs and entertainment for various gatherings.