Music is always a special part of our services. At Horizon the music is varied, with our choir being the primary performing group. Often, a small ensemble, sometimes with instrumental accompaniment, bring the joy and reverence of music into our worship.
The Horizon choir, whose performance is enhanced by the piano virtuosity of Carmen Doubrava, our accompanist, sings for the church services three or four times each month. We also occasionally invite special guest instrumentalists and vocalists to inspire us with their music. Our music is most definitely eclectic - traditional and classic - folk and hillbilly - gospel and jazz – and often includes original compositions and arrangements from our talented members.
Twice a year, in December and in the Spring, the full Horizon Choir and our intergenerational orchestra provide a service dedicated exclusively to music. Our performances have ranged from major classical works of Mozart, Bach and Schubert, etc. to traditional Christmas songs and arrangements from around the world.
After our Spring Concert, usually in May, the choir takes a summer break until rehearsals begin again in late August. During the summer soloists, small ensembles or instrumentalists provide the special music offerings during services.
Whatever the service, whatever the music, it is given from the heart of every dedicated member of our group.
The love of music and the desire to work with a group of delightful people to create a meaningful and thoughtful music experience for our congregation as well as for ourselves is the reason that we are together, and indeed, the cohesion that keeps us that way.