Music
Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord!
 
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his Sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with stringed instruments and pipe, praise him with cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! - Psalm 150
 
Music has long been an important part of worship at Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church. This is evidenced, in part, by the magnificent four manual, 49 rank pipe organ built by Dan Garland in 2004. The instrument has lush strings, mellow flutes, warm principals, and regal trumpets, making it a superb orchestral instrument for all types and styles of music. Music for worship is carefully planned to enhance and amplify the scriptural theme or to aid an individual act of worship. A wide variety of music styles are used from classical to contemporary and from traditional hymns to gospel songs. No matter what musical style or genre is used, music in worship is considered an offering to God. It is also hoped that music will lead worshipers to a more meaningful encounter with God.
 
The music ministry of Bentwood Trail is under the leadership of Gregg Wright, Director, and David Rodgers, Associate Director and Organist. Gregg and David have many years of experience in working with all facets of music ministry in a variety of church denominations.  Gregg’s skills are in voice, organ and piano. David’s expertise is in organ, piano, handbells, and saxophone.
The Adult Choir contributes to the worship experience each week through the offering of choral anthems and vocal leadership of congregational singing. The choir rehearses each week on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm. 
 
The Handbell Choir also meets each Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. The choir rings in worship occasionally, either as a full ensemble or as a smaller select group used to accent hymns or anthems.
In addition to Adult Choir and Handbell Choir, other solo instruments are occasionally used in worship as well as vocal solos.
 
Please join us in the music ministry of Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church. There is no audition for Handbell or Adult choirs. All that is required is a desire to be a part of the music ministry. We’ll take care of the rest!