Sing For Joy To The Lord
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud
to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
Psalm 95: 1-3
The Music Ministry of Salem Gilfield is dedicated to presenting and leading the congregation in joyful and worshipful music. The Music Ministry has always been an important part of the worship service in the African American Church. The musical presentations, whether it is before the Sunday Sermon, other services, or during special programs, prepare hearts and minds to receive God’s word, and answer His call for believers to join the Body of Christ.
The Vocal Ensembles at Salem Gilfield consist of: The Mass Choir, The Male Chorus, and Children & Youth and Young Adults. The scriptures call for the Body of Christ to use their God-given talents in whatever the Lord has blessed them to do, and especially their God-given musical talents – “Voices are God-given blessings.”
.The Choirs of Salem Gilfield are not only talented in singing Gospel and Contemporary Christian styles, but they also have a rich tradition of singing the great spirituals and hymns. Even during regular Prayer and Praise Services, you could hear the wonderful a Capella singing of four-part harmony – sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses ringing throughout the congregation.
‘Singing hymns’ is also emphasized in scripture when we are told, “When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives” (Matt. 26:30). Jesus and his disciples after the Last Supper sang a hymn. We are committed to helping our congregation develop their God-given musical talents for the glory of God.
Mrs. Bryant directs the Children Choir and the Sanctuary Choir and provide music for worship services and other special services.
Mrs. McLean serves as Pianist for all worship services and other special services.