MUSIC MINISTRIES

Adult Choirs

Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, and Men's Chorus 

The various choirs at St. Lorenz exist to serve God through music ministry. Choir members find great joy in bringing the Word of God to the congregation and in leading the congregation in worship and praise. It holds two functions: to preach the Word through the words of our psalms and anthems, and to lead the congregation in worship and praise to the Triune God. The members are uplifted through their participation.

 

For information about joining the Mixed Choir email Myles Hayden.

 

For information about joining the Treble Choir email Diane Gladstone.

 

For information about joining the Men’s Chorus email Myles Hayden.

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Handbells

Handbell choir exists to serve God through music ministry. Choir members find great joy in leading the congregation in worship and praise. The members are uplifted through their participation. For information about joining the handbell choir email Myles Hayden.


Wind Ensemble

The function of the St. Lorenz instrumental ensemble is to enliven and enrich the corporate worship of God in the assembly of believers gathered at St. Lorenz. Goals of the instrumental ensemble include supporting congregational singing and adding interest, variety, and color to congregational worship. Through their playing, the ensemble seeks to effectively lead singing, to encourage the worshiper in their faith, and to offer praise and glory to God with a joyful song. Working in harmony with other players, and in humble service to the church, ensemble members strive to faithfully use their God‑given talents with a spirit of dedication, self‑sacrifice and excellence. If you have experience playing a traditional band instrument and would like to join the wind ensemble email Michael Keller.


Worship Arts Ministry

 

God has blessed St. Lorenz with a vibrant worship arts ministry! With over 50 musicians playing guitars, drums, keys, and singing, our volunteers play on Sunday mornings in Connect Worship as well as out in the community for various events. Ages range from high school through seniors. 

 

To schedule an interview and audition, contact Thomas Winterstein.

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Music at St. Lorenz

For those I haven't met yet, I am the Director of Music Ministries at St. Lorenz, Myles Hayden.  It will be a pleasure to meet you as we continue this tremendous concert series at our congregation!  The committee and I have been hard at work to get concerts lined up that will be sure to garner your interest and deliver some memorable music.  Please make sure to take a glance at them below!  Any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you!   

 

Our Music at St. Lorenz for 2023-2024 are:

 

The Stephen Lynerd Group

October 13, 2023

7:00PM in the Worship & Event Center

 

To start off the new season, we are proud to host the Stephen Lynerd Group for an evening of sacred jazz.  This jazz combo, consisting of a vibraphone and rhythm sections, takes many beloved and cherished hymns, and puts them into a jazz setting.  Additionally, Stephen also takes more recent contemporary pieces and spins them with a new setting that will be exciting for all audiences.  

 

 

Myles Hayden, Organist

October 29, 2023 

4:00 PM in the Church Sanctuary

 

Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation with an organ recital performed by our new music director, Myles Hayden.  Selected works will highlight many cherished Lutheran hymn preludes written by J.S. Bach, Max Reger, and more!  Light reception to follow.

 

St. Lorenz Church Ensembles, Christmas at St. Lorenz

December 9, 2023, 6:30PM

December 10, 2023, 3:00pm in the Church Sanctuary

 

Come to listen, sing along, and enjoy a Frankenmuth tradition:  The St. Lorenz CHRISTmas Concert.  All our church ensembles including the Mixed Choir, Mass Choir, Parish Hand Bells, and Wind Ensemble will be heralding the celebration of Our Lord's nativity with joyous and festive music.  Additionally, come to hear and sing some of your favorite Christmas Carols to start the Advent and Christmas season.  

 

The Concordia Choir, Dr. Michael Busch, Conductor

February 28, 2024

6:00 PM in the Church Sanctuary

 

Coming from Irvine, CA, the fifty-five member Concordia Choir from Concordia University will perform during the usual 6pm mid-week Lenten service. The repertoire they have performed in the past ranges from Latin polyphonic to pieces written by modern composers.

 

St. Lorenz Wind Ensemble, Michael Keller, Director

March 10, 2024

3:00PM St, Lorenz Lutheran Church Worship and Event Center

 

Join the Wind Ensemble for March Mania festivities as they play songs and marches that you will get to vote on in a tournament style bracket!  Make sure to show up with the family to get your favorite song to be the winner!

 

 

St. Lorenz Church Ensembles, Ascension Day Vespers

May 9, 2024

7:00PM St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Sanctuary

 

To conclude the season, join us for Ascension Day Vespers.  Music will celebrate our Lord's resurrection and ascension into heaven.  

 

I hope you are as excited about the upcoming lineup as the Music at St. Lorenz committee, and I are!  We all look forward to seeing you at these thrilling concerts!

 

Blessings!

Myles Hayden

Director of Music Ministries

mhayden@stlorenz.org

989-652-0782

 

All concerts are free and open to the public.
A free-will offering will be received.