Worship

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At Hunter Street, we seek to worship the Triune God in spirit and in truth. Ultimately, worship is the way we live each day to bring glory to God. Worship is so much more than just music, but we believe music and the arts are incredible gifts from the Lord to be used in our worship. Our weekend gatherings include biblical preaching, music, prayer, testimonies, baptism, the Lord’s Supper (once each month), and other elements. 
 
We use choirs, praise teams and soloists, and orchestral and other instrumental music. We would love for you to plug in to serve in our ministry. Check out the list below for options in how you might get involved with the Worship Arts Ministry.

Hunter Street Choir

The 200+ voice Hunter Street Choir is the primary worship-leading choir at Hunter Street and is the entry/starting point for most adults desiring to serve in the music ministry. All soloists and smaller vocal groups are derived from the choir by satisfactory audition. This group rehearses weekly and leads worship in all weekend services. The choir also plays a key role in concerts and special events throughout the year.

  • All talent/skill levels are welcome to participate.
  • No prior experience and no audition is required.
  • A commitment to faithful participation in rehearsals, weekend services, and special events is expected.

The adult choir rehearses Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in the Music Suite. 

Child care is provided.

Visit a rehearsal this week!

Senior Adult Choir

Known as "The Joyful Singers," the Senior Adult Choir is one of Hunter Street's most active and beloved ministry groups. The choir sings all across the region and performs 2 "home" concerts each year, at Christmas and in late spring. The choir also makes an annual spring ministry tour.

  • Participation is open to all adults 55-up
  • No experience or audition is required
  • Visitors and new members are always welcome

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are during the school year on Wednesdays at 3:45pm in W205-206, near the fireside room.

Chi Alpha High School Choir (Grades 9-12)

Chi Alpha's Mission Statement is "Students united to share new life in Christ through music and the arts." Chi Alpha ("Christ First") is the choir for high school students, grades 9-12.

Typically a large choir (125 or more students each year), Chi Alpha performs in special concerts and events each year and periodically for Sunday mornings in corporate worship. Each summer, the choir takes its ministry on tour to share the Good News of Jesus Christ all over the United States.

  • Participation is open to all high school-aged students
  • No experience or audition is required
  • Visitors and new members are always welcome

Rehearsals
Rehearsals are weekly during the school year on Sundays from 4:00-5:30pm in the music suite.

Higher Ground Middle School Choir (Grades 7 & 8)

The Higher Ground Mission Statement is: "Students united to share new life in Christ through music and the arts."

Higher Ground is Hunter Street's 60-80 voice choir for students in grades 7-8.

The choir performs at several Hunter Street events each year and periodically for Sunday mornings in corporate worship. They also take their ministry on mission tour every spring throughout the Southeast.

  • Participation is open to all 7th-8th grade students
  • No experience or audition is required
  • Visitors and new members are always welcome

Rehearsals

Higher Ground rehearses during the school year on Sundays from 5:30-6:30pm in the music suite.

Route 56 Choir (Grades 5 & 6)

Route 56 is Hunter Street’s choir for students in grades 5-6. In addition to leading periodically in weekend services, Route 56 go on mission tour each spring.

  • Participation is open to all 5th-6th grade students
  • No experience or audition is required!
  • Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday afternoons during the school year from 5:45-6:40pm

Children's Choirs

Making music and singing to God can be a lot of fun!   At Hunter Street, the children's music program creates an environment where kids can learn about God and how to glorify Him through music and the arts.

Preschool Choirs (ages 3-5)
  • opportunity for younger children to begin to develop an appreciation for music and for singing       
  • multiple choirs, divided by age
  • include periodic "in class" recitals for parents
  • meet weekly in various locations during the school year on Wednesdays at 6:00pm
KidMusic Choirs (grades 1-4)
  • introduce kids to music and musical concepts
  • includes multiple choirs, divided by grade
  • perform periodically in children's worship, and annually in the "Kids, Carols, & Candlelight" service at Christmas
  • meet weekly in various locations during the school year on Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Orchestra

The Hunter Street Orchestra & Band is the primary worship-leading instrumental group at Hunter Street.  These musicians meet weekly and lead in all weekend and other church-wide worship gatherings.  The orchestra is  comprised of stringed and wind (brass and woodwind) instruments.  The band is comprised of rhythm instruments (guitars, drums, auxiliary percussion and keyboards). 

Pre-requisites for orchestra participation include:

  • High school-level or greater proficiency on an instrument
  • Satisfactory interview and/or audition with the director
  • Commitment to participate faithfully in weekly rehearsals, services, concerts and other events

Pre-requisites for band participation include:

  • Church membership
  • Significant experience
  • Satisfactory interview and/or audition with the director
  • Participation/openings subject to need
  • Required participation in weekly rehearsals, services, concerts and other events

Rehearsals

Rehearsals at weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm in the Sanctuary.  Child care is provided.

Other Opportunities

Hunter Street has several other bands and smaller instrumental groups that lead worship and praise in various ministry areas and specialized worship gatherings.  For more information about these groups, call the music office at 205.739.5393.

Vocal Groups and Soloists

There are a number of opportunities to sing in small vocal groups (including praise/worship teams) or to lead in worship as a soloist.

Pre-requisites include

  • Church membership
  • Satisfactory audition and interview
  • Faithful participation in the Hunter Street Choir or Orchestra

For more information, contact the Music Office at 205.739.5393

Worship Arts Academy

The Hunter Street Worship Arts Academy exists to develop worshipers and worship leaders, fostering their God-given artistic abilities to the glory of God.

The Worship Arts Academy offers private and group music lessons for a fee. Instruction is provided by qualified Christian instructors to individuals of all ages.

What Do We Teach

We currently offer lessons in each of the following:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Bagpipes and Irish Penny Whistle
Location

Lessons are taught in the KidQuest Building on the campus of Hunter Street Baptist Church and operates as part of the Worship Arts Ministry.

Visit our website to see complete details and register for classes. Contact Lewis Boltz if you have any questions.

Kindermusik
Bond with your child as you play, giggle, sing and dance together (no talent required). Kindermusik family classes are for babies and toddlers. New classes starting now. Evening classes are available at Hunter Street.


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