Music is an important part of CTK’s ministry. Ensembles regularly provide musical leadership on Sunday mornings. Occasionally, they provide music for other events. Musicians are invited to be a part of CTK’s music program. Instruments, strings, winds, and keyboardists are engaged regularly in worship. CTK’s Musical Groups Include:
- Sanctuary Choir
- Handbell Choir
- Jubilate Children/Youth Choir
Syng deg glad! Sing yourself happy!
Easter Concert on Sunday, April 28 from 3-4 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s choral classic, “Gloria” (RV 589)
The devoted music ministers of Christ the King, including the Sanctuary Choir, Royal Bell Choir and Children’s Jubilate choir will perform Vivaldi’s setting of the greatest hymn of praise in western Christianity, the “Gloria in excelsis Deo” (Glory to God in the highest) with assistance from organ maestro, Bruce Bengtson, Daniel Birnschein (trumpet), Jamie Hofman (violinist), Luke Schwerer (trumpet and violin), Alina Vazquez Lecher (cellist, playing the basso continuo piece) and
guest tenor section leader, Rev. Michael Mueller. This team of musicians will present Vivaldi’s setting of the greatest hymn of praise in western Christianity, the “Gloria in excelsis Deo” (Glory to God in the highest).
Vivaldi (1669-1741), a contemporary of Johan Sebastian Bach, and leader of the Italian Baroque, is well known for his tuneful and optimistic musical style. His “Four Seasons” is an instrumental classic. In the Gloria, he takes this classic hymn of praise apart into twelve movements highlighting the distinctive character of praise, prayer, penitence and petition. The work concludes with a great doxology written as a double fugue.
CTK’s Jubilate Children’s Choir and Royal Bell Choir feature the Easter hymn, “Thine is the Glory” (tune from Judas Maccabeus, by G.F. Handel). There will also be a festive congregation singing of this.
The Sanctuary Choir will lead this with various soloists and a duet by members of the chorus. Interim Pastor, Rev. Jim Holmberg, will introduce the text. Various instrumental solos and chamber works will fill out the hour program. The public is invited. A free will offering will be received. Concert length will be approximately one hour.
Christ the King Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America currently led by Interim Pastor James Holmberg. We are committed to being a congregation that excels in the ministries of worship, music, children, youth, adult education, and community outreach. Our ministry partner, All God’s Children Preschool, is a divine place where the children of our congregation and community may begin their faith journey. Christ the King Lutheran Church is located at 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield, WI 53018. Please visit https://ctkdelafield.org/ministries/music-ministry/ for more information or call (262) 646-2343. All are welcome.