Music is a vital part of the Manor Road spiritual community. Our Music Director Tom Marcaccini is extraordinarily gifted in deepening and enriching the day’s message through instrumental music, congregational song, and choral and other vocal offerings.
Worship provides many opportunities for everyone to raise their voice in song. You are encouraged to sing… or if you can’t sing, to make a joyful noise! For our Father’s Day worship this year, a member of the congregation treated us to a performance of an original composition he had written for his own father.
This is a chance for the younger members of our community to join together in song. The children sing during worship 2 – 3 times during the year, and rehearse in their own worship space in advance of each presentation.
For adult singers of all vocal ranges, the Senior Choir provides regular opportunities for members to explore various musical expressions of the Spirit in worship. The Senior Choir develops their musical skills while rehearsing once a week from early September through mid-June, as well as prior to Sunday morning worship on the Sundays in which there is an anthem (several times a year).
They support congregational singing, and along with soloists and other musicians, provide inspiring music for worship.
Our Worship Band, named “Cornerstone,” supports congregational singing through instrumental accompaniment and solos. They include contemporary as well as traditional worship music in our regular Sunday morning service. Cornerstone is a collection of dynamic and talented musicians from our community. They lead us on instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, and violin. Guest musicians throughout the year include a harpist and trumpet. The Worship Band rehearses once a week, as well as prior to Sunday morning worship.