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.

Saturday, February 9

Saturday, February 9

Center Stage: Requiem for the Living

3 & 5 p.m.

Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living is a transcendent prayer for peace and rest, composed as much for the living and their struggle with pain and sorrow, as for the dead. Join the Stonebriar Chorale and instrumentalists on the stage in an intimate venue (limited to 250) for this poignant celebration of life. Purchase your tickets today for only $10.

 

Friday, April 19

Friday, April 19

Good Friday Communion Service

7 p.m.

Join us in remembering and honoring our Savior’s sacrifice. Childcare will be available for birth through pre-kindergarten and Special Needs (check in at building C).

Sunday, April 21

Sunday, April 21

Easter Sunday Services

7:30, 9 & 10:45 a.m.

He is risen! Rejoice in Jesus’ resurrection as we worship Him together. Children’s programs are not available at the 7:30 a.m. service. At the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services, birth through pre-kindergarten and Special Needs will meet in their normal Sunday morning locations. Children and teens are welcome and encouraged to attend service with your family in our Worship Center.

Sunday, April 28

Sunday, April 28

Elijah: An Oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn

6 p.m.

The University of North Texas Grand Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful oratorio Elijah. Dr. Allen Hightower leads the combined UNT forces in the compelling story of the Old Testament prophet who learned to trust God’s still, small voice. To purchase tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for students), visit the Murchison Performing Arts Center website or call 940-369-7802.

Sunday, May 5

Sunday, May 5

Children’s Choirs Spring Musical

6 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of singing, dancing, and creative artistry celebrating the story of God’s redeeming love. Admission is free, and registration for free childcare will be available soon.

Wednesday, May 15

Wednesday, May 15

Gloria Dei Youth Choir in Concert

6:30 p.m.

Gloria Dei will present an evening of uplifting music. Come and enjoy rousing songs of praise from the Psalms, spiritual truth from the New Testament, and bold declarations of our faith in Christ. Admission is free.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday, June 23

Stonebriar Orchestra in Concert

Symphonic Highlights of the Big Screen

6 p.m.

Come enjoy the Stonebriar Symphony Orchestra as they follow the progression of classical music from the standard symphonic repertoire to the modern big screen hits of today. This one-hour concert will be packed full of great literature, providing an enjoyable evening of music and fun for the whole family!

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 every Thursday from 7 to 9 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 contact us online.

 

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.

Sanctuary Orchestra

This group of advanced instrumentalists rehearses once a month and plays twice a month in our Sunday morning worship services. Orchestra concerts are also held throughout the year on special occasions. If you are interested in joining our instrumental program, please call Worship and Music Ministries at 469-252-5207 or contact us online.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.