Worship and Music

worship is our response of love to the God who first loved us

Our Purpose

Words are often inadequate to express the thoughts and feelings that reside in the deep chambers of our hearts. This is why God gave us music. It escorts us through an inward journey as it articulates those soul-deep thoughts and satisfies our most profound feelings. Join us as we exalt the magnificence of our God manifested through beautiful music.

 

During each of our worship services, we seek to glorify God and edify people. We creatively present musical offerings that reflect the highest level of human preparation and divine enablement. We believe great music—carefully prepared and played with excellence—honors our Lord and inspires His people to embrace and emulate the high ideals of the message of Christ.

 

“Come let us sing for joy to the Lord. Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”
Psalm 95:1-3

Your Next Step

Here are some opportunities to enjoy and engage in worship through music within our church.

concerts

concerts

Check out our upcoming choir and orchestra concerts.

 

Choirs

Choirs

We offer choirs for ages 5 to 95.

 

Orchestra

Orchestra

This group of gifted instrumentalists plays on select Sundays and in concerts throughout the year.

 

Concerts

During each of our concerts, we seek to glorify God and edify people. On each occasion, we will provide music that has withstood the test of time, presented by accomplished musicians who love what they do and represent devotion and discipline in each performance.

 

Sunday, November 17 • 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 17 • 6 p.m.

DSO on the Go

 

For the past seven years, Stonebriar Community Church has hosted concerts featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and each event has been memorable and well-attended. This DSO on the Go concert will include music by Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, and others. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mydso.com.

Sunday, December 8 • 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, December 8 • 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Christ Is Born to Save

Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert

 

(open rehearsal saturday, december 7 at 11 a.m.)

 

Our Advent season will begin with a musical celebration of Christ’s birth, presented by the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra. Sunday Fellowships and children’s programs will meet as usual. Childcare will not be available for the Saturday open rehearsal.

Sunday, December 15 • 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 15 • 6 p.m.

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Children’s and Youth Choirs Christmas Concert

 

Our Children’s Choirs and Gloria Dei Youth Choir will lead us in a service of worship comprised of nine Scripture lessons and accompanying carols, reflecting on the promise and provision of our Savior.

Tuesday, December 24 • 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 24 • 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service

 

This service is designed with families in mind. Childcare will not be available.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 2 & 4 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 • 2 & 4 p.m.

Center Stage: A Classical & Sacred Collaboration

 

Concert pianist and composer Duane Funderburk partners with the Stonebriar String Quartet and soprano Kristin Hightower to present a moving concert of chamber music, featuring Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in Eb along with stirring settings of well-loved hymns.

 

Center Stage concerts are set in an intimate venue with the audience (limited to 250) seated on stage with the musicians. Tickets ($10) will be available soon.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 • 3 & 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 2020 • 3 & 5 p.m.

Center Stage: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs—The Music of John Rutter

 

Join the Center Stage Chorale in celebrating the 75th birthday of John Rutter—one of the most important and beloved composers of choral and church music in our generation. The Chorale and supportive instrumentalists will present a varied program of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

 

Center Stage concerts are set in an intimate venue with the audience (limited to 250) seated on stage with the musicians. Tickets ($10) will be available soon.

Friday, April 10, 2020 • 7 p.m.

Friday, April 10, 2020 • 7 p.m.

Good Friday Communion Service

Sunday, April 12, 2020 • 7:30, 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 • 7:30, 9 & 10:45 a.m.

Resurrection Sunday Services

Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 • 6 p.m.

Children’s Choirs Spring Musical

 

Join us for an evening of singing, dancing, and creative artistry celebrating the story of God’s redeeming love. Childcare registration will be available soon.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 • 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 • 6 p.m.

Gloria Dei in Concert

 

Gloria Dei, Youth Choir, will present an uplifting evening of music to end the school year. Come and enjoy rousing songs of praise from the Psalms, spiritual truth from the New Testament, and bold declarations of our faith in Christ. Free admission.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 • 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 • 6 p.m.

DSO on the Go

 

Enjoy an evening of pop and light classical music played by one of the finest orchestras in America. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mydso.com.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 • 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 • 5 p.m.

Pops and Patriotism: A Salute to America

Stonebriar Wind Symphony

 

Come salute all things American as we celebrate faith and family. This one-hour program will feature the Stonebriar Wind Symphony in an evening of music that will honor our nation and the heroes who serve and protect it. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. and be followed by a family picnic. Free admission.

Choirs

Children's Choir

Our Children’s Choirs are designed to nurture children’s understanding of God and equip them to worship Him. Children’s Choirs meet Wednesdays during the school year.

 

We offer choirs for six age groups:

 

Kindergarten Choir (five-year-olds) meets in rooms C102-C106 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

First Grade Choir meets in room A220 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Second Grade Choir meets in room B208 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

 

Third Grade Choir meets in room B241-B242 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

 

Upper-Elementary Choir (grades four–six) meets in the Choir Room from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about Children’s Choirs or would like to volunteer, please call Worship and Music Ministries at 469‑252‑5243, or e‑mail childrenschoir@stonebriar.org.

Youth Choir

Gloria Dei Youth Choir is made up of students in grades seven through twelve who share an enthusiasm for music. We are not only committed to musical excellence but also to providing a fun environment for students to build lasting friendships. By providing a true choral experience, Gloria Dei gives students an opportunity to develop their individual vocal skills while worshiping Christ through song. Youth are not required to audition to join choir.

 

Gloria Dei meets on Wednesday evenings during the school year.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Worship and Music Ministries at 469‑252‑5243, or e‑mail youthchoir@stonebriar.org.

Adult Choir

Our Sanctuary Choir is directed by Don McMinn, Senior Associate Pastor of Arts and Administration. The choir sings in both morning worship services and presents special concerts at Christmas and in the spring. Rehearsal is held on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

 

For information about joining the choir or to schedule an interview, please call Worship and Music Ministries at 469‑252‑5207 or e-mail Tawny at tawnys@stonebriar.org.

Choir Open House on Thursday, January 17

Come test drive our choir to see if you would like to join us! We are hosting an open house rehearsal on Thursday, January 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. RSVP to tawnys@stonebriar.org to attend.

 

Women’s Chorus on Sunday, February 3

Do you love to sing but cannot make it to weekly choir rehearsals? Come and lead worship with our Women’s Chorus on Sunday, February 3! Participants must attend one rehearsal on either Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, February 2 at 9 a.m. To sign up and pick up your music, visit our kiosk in the Atrium on Sunday, January 27. If you have any questions, reach out to Tawny at tawnys@stonebriar.org.

 

Men’s Chorus on Sunday, February 10

Gentlemen, come and lead worship with our Men’s Chorus on Sunday, February 10. Participants must attend one rehearsal on either Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, February 9 at 9 a.m. To sign up and pick up your music, visit our kiosk in the Atrium on Sunday, January 27 or February 3. If you have any questions, reach out to Tawny at tawnys@stonebriar.org.

Stonebriar Orchestra
Stonebriar Orchestra

Sanctuary Orchestra

Orchestra concerts are held throughout the year on special occasions. If you are interested in joining our instrumental program, please contact Whitney Hazzard at whitneyh@stonebriar.org or 469-252-5357.

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Tawny Samons

Worship and Music Ministries Coordinator

tawnys@stonebriar.org

469-252-5207

 

If you have questions about our choirs or concerts, please reach out to Tawny.