Music at Fairmount

The Session recently announced the expansion of Fairmount’s music ministry to ensure all who experience the ministries and missions of the church are inspired by the gift of sacred music. This expansion will be defined by a commitment to a more diverse offering of music - in all areas of church life - that holds the best of our tradition, while expanding the circle of music that is considered sacred. This vision is built on the belief that music is an essential component to an active and vibrant faith.


Imagine a music ministry that supports your spiritual growth through…

  • Utilizing the varied musical talents within our congregation and community to enhance worship, service, and faith formation opportunities.
  • An expanded music repertoire that incorporates jazz, gospel, classical, world, bluegrass, traditional, and contemporary music.
  • Our adult and children choirs, along with smaller ensembles, providing musical support and leadership in worship. 
  • Traditional church music and hymns being offered right alongside new forms of sacred music. 
  • A wide variety of instrumental support in worship that includes organ, piano, strings, bells, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and guitars. 
  • Traditional hymns and church music reworked and reimagined.
  • An annual Concert Series that highlights a variety of music styles.

A search process is underway to bring together a diverse and talented music team that will make this vision a reality.  Underpinning this expanded vision for music at the church will be the same commitment to high quality, well-rehearsed, theologically sound music we have enjoyed for over a century.  

Fairmount Choirs

Read below about our Fairmount Adult Choir, Crescendo Choir and Handbell Choirs!

  • Fairmount Choir

    Summer Choir

    On the first Sundays of July and August we will have a "come-as-you-are" summer choir. No RSVP or auditions needed, although some music reading experience will be helpful. The choir will meet in the chapel at 9:15am before the 10:00am service. Summer Choir will rehearse an anthem, which will be a simple and strait forward piece. Children of elementary age, with their parents are welcome to participate. 


    Returning Fall 2018


    The Fairmount Choir performs on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am worship service, and for several others events here at Fairmount throughout the year. Fairmount Choir rehearses Thursday nights at 7:30pm. 

  • Crescendo Choir

    Crescendo Choir begins Thursday, September 6th!


    Crescendo Choir for children 1st-7th grade Thursday Nights 5:15pm-6:30pm

    Email Barb Lang at blang@fpccle.org to sign up for emails and to get more information.

     

    Rewards: spiritual growth, community involvement, friendship, confidence, musicianship, develop a good singing voice, vocal and instrumental ensemble experience, and FUN!



  • Fairmount Bellchoir

    The Fairmount Bellchoir is a group of roughly 14 ringers. We’re always looking for more to join us as we have a full 5 octaves of handbells and 4 octaves of handchimes! We affectionately call ourselves the “Ding-a-Lings” as we like to make beautiful music, but also have fun.  The only prerequisite for joining is the ability to read music and we welcome all to join “our team”.  We currently rehearse Sunday mornings, from 9:00-10:00 am in the Undercroft of the church, and play roughly once a month.  In addition, we are often asked to play during the holidays at venues around the city, such as Severance Hall (pre-Christmas Concert entertainment) and  the Botanical Garden (“Glow”).  For more information, please contact Amy K. Carlson, Handbell Director, at 216.978.7445 or via email, acarlson@key.com.