Singing together as a congregation is a core value of Oak Knoll Lutheran Church. Our worship service blends together traditional hymns with more contemporary songs—whether it is classic European or modern hymnody, global or gospel style songs, we celebrate our diverse musical identity by lifting our voices in song to the glory of God.
Want to share your passion for music? There are many ways to get involved in music at Oak Knoll:
- Adult Choir - The Adult Choir plays an important role in Sunday worship as song leaders for liturgy and newer hymns and songs. Adults and teen singers rehearse together Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM September through May. Ideally, singers will commit to the choir for the year. However, several times during the year, we have Special Singing Sessions where there is only a 6-8 week commitment. While some basic singing ability is necessary, you do not need to be able to read music.
- Handbell Choir - This group performs approximately 4 times per year, rehearsing a few weeks prior to scheduled presentations. The Handbell Choir is open to Adults and teens who have some ability to read music. Beth Key leads this group.
- Rhythm Team - This group comes together to provide 'global' influences to our congregational songs on an as-needed basis. The Rhythm Team can expect to play a variety of percussion instruments such as Congo Drums, the African Djembe, Bongo Drums, Maracas, Cowbell, Guiro, Claves and a variety of ethnic instrument. All ages are welcome to join.
- Instrumental Team - Do you play a special instrument such as a violin or saxophone? Our varied worship liturgies and choir anthems often call for supporting instrumental parts. Volunteer instrumentalists of high school level or higher are invited to play as needed.
- Sunday School Singers - Our Sunday School Children sing during worship 3-4 times per year and also present a wonderful annual Christmas Pageant.
Please contact Patty Bjorklund for more information on any of these opportunities.
Music at Oak Knoll
John Hermanson, a professional musician, is a featured soloist during worship. John is one half of the singing duo Storyhill.