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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 7:00p.m. in the Choir Room.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is composed of over a dozen members who meet Sundays following the 10:30 service. They perform throughout the year, including Christmas, Palm Sunday, and Easter.  The choir is a multi-generational group, including pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. They ring using a set of 49 Schulmerich handbells.

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. In the church,  the Mason Hamlin grand piano is used for recitals, parish programs and entertainment for various gatherings.