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Music Ministries 

Music is an integral part of worship and life at ROFUM.  The music program encourages worship leadership for all ages. There are a variety of ways to participate in the ministry of music at ROFUM. 

Sanctus Choir:  Sanctus (Adult) Choir meets every Thursday night from 7:30 to 9:00 pm to prepare for worship.  We sing at the 11:00 worship service every week. Sanctus Choir offers musical praises on behalf of the congregation that would otherwise not be possible because of this hour and a half of musical preparation.   We add creativity, artistry, and beauty to worship services week after week.  If you love to sing, you are welcome to join us! 

Carillon Ringers:  Handbell Choir meets every Thursday night at 6:30 (unless noted by the director otherwise.)  We perform periodically throughout the year for worship.  The ability to read music is required. 

Orchestra: The ROFUM Chamber Orchestra occasionally plays as a support to the congregation in hymn singing.  Currently we have timpani, trumpet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, and flute.  Instrumentalists are welcome to join us.

The ROFUM House Band: This band plays for the 9:15, and occasionally the 11:00 worship service.  We accompany the congregation on the songs of faith, and perform solo.

Our Organ: The pipes of the organ are in side chambers at the front of the sanctuary, with a traditional style console.  It has three manuals (keyboards), 4 divisions, 43 stops, 35 ranks, and 2050 pipes.  The manual compass is 61 notes.  The pedal compass is 32 notes. The organ was renovated in 2007 by the Schantz organ company.  The organ is used every Sunday at the 11:00 worship service to the glory of God.

Youth Choirs

The importance of music at ROFUM is shown in our commitment to our Youth Choir Program.  

Angelus Choir is our high school choir (ninth through twelfth grade). This group rehearses on Sunday morning at 10:00 am and sings the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at the 11:00 service.

Holy Cow- Wednesdays from 5:45 - 7:30* pm

Holy "Cow" stands for "Church On Wednesday", and is a mid-week gathering for youth and adults that includes a meal which is served from 5:45 - 6:45. Pre-school through 8th grade youth attend choir rehearsals, as well as spiritual formation classes. There is an 8th grade confirmation class, and adult education opportunities as well.  

Preschool and Kindergarten children (Beginner's Choir)  take part in music exploration activities from 6:30 - 7:00 and sing several times a year in worship. Age-approriate bible study activities are offered from 7:00 - 7:30. 

First through third grade children have class from 6:30-7:00, and Treble Choir rehearsal from 7:00 - 7:30.  Age appropriate songs are taught along with tone production and basic music theory, and the choir sings in worship once a month.  

Revelation Choir includes 4th-8th grades and rehearses from 6:15 - 7:00.  They sing from a score of two of three parts with special attention to changing adolescent voices and participate regularly in worship services.  This group is divided into age groups for spiritual formation classes from 7:00-7:30, or 8th grade Confirmation Class from 7:00 - 8:00* pm.

If you’ve had any thoughts about joining the music ministry here at Royal Oak First, here's your chance. Speak to Jennifer Semivan or Alayna Young about your place in this exciting program. We need YOU!

Winter/Spring 2016 Choir Schedule

printable choir schedule

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