Music Ministry

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” 
Psalm 100:1-2

 

The Music Ministry at Broadway United Methodist Church is dedicated to enabling everyone to experience the presence and power of God Our Father through congregational singing, choral singing in the Chancel Choir, small choral ensembles, instrumental music, Handbells, and in our  Children’s music programs.  It is our desire to glorify God through music in all gatherings and programs.

We strive to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ and his mission by reaching out to each other, the community, and the world; nurturing one another in the life of the church as we proclaim the gospel through music. We celebrate our Music Programs each fall, usually the last part of September or first of October, with Music Dedication Sunday, where we dedicated ourselves, our music, and all of our music programs to the Glory of God.  All of our music programs are involved in participating in this Worship Service.

When In Our Music God Is Glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride, It is as though the whole creation cried: Alleluia
Let every instrument be tuned for praise! Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise! And may God give us faith to sing always: Alleluia
 
CCLI# 1394764

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned group of dedicated singers who meet on Wednesday evenings (August through June) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The choir currently has over 40 registered members, which is made up of singers from all walks of life and professions.  The choir is open to singers from 9th grade though adult.  The Chancel Choir is a supportive fellowship with numerous opportunities to deepening friendships and caring for one other. In addition to leading in Worship each Sunday morning for our 10:30 Traditional Worship Service, and is comprised of people of all musical abilities from professional musicians to those that have done very little to no singing. The choir presents numerous special programs though-out the church year, usually with a small chamber orchestra and organ or brass choir, percussion and organ.  The Chancel Choir continues the rich heritage of “excellence” in its singing and in the outstanding literature it sings. It continues to be an important part of each worship service.  The chancel choir sings with our magnificent organ each week and on special occasions with a variety of different instrumentals.

Visitors are welcome to come and experience the wonderful fellowship on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

 If interested in visiting or joining the Choir, contact Natalie Krupansky at 270-443-2401, or natalie.krupansky@gmail.com

 

Children’s Music Programs

Broadway shares the joy of God’s gift of music with our children in our children’s choir programs.  Whether singing in our 10:30 worship service or for our Wednesday Evening gatherings, our children are directed by professionals who provide a musical education coupled with Christian teachings.

 

ORGAN SPECIFICATION

Original Organ built by Moeller.

Most recent renovation of the organ was completed January 2016. New console in addition of a new Solo Trumpet.

Rebuilt and added to by Randall Dyer & Associates

GREAT ORGAN

16' Quintadena

 8'   Solo Trumpet (ped) 

Chimes

8'  Principal

   

8' Bourdon

 Great to Great 16

 

8' Spitzflote

Great to Great   4

 

4' Octave 

  Great Unison Off

 

4' Spillflote

   

2' Super Octave

   

IV Mixture

   

SWELL ORGAN

8' Rohrflote  

16' Basson

8' Viole

8' Trompette

8' Viole Celeste TC

 8' Basson (ext from 16)

4' Principal

8' Vox Humana

4' Flute Harmonique 

4' Clairon

2 2/3' Nasard

 

2' Flachflote

 Swell to Swell 16

1 3/5 Tierce

Swell to Swell 4

III Plein Jeu

  Tremulan

CHOIR ORGAN

8' Gedackt

8' Solo Trumpet (ped)  

 Harp (from C2)

8' Dulciana

8' Krummhorn

 

8' Unda Maris TC

   

4' Nachthorn

Choir to Choir 16

 

2' Principal

 Choir to Choir 4

 

1 1/3' Quinte  

Choir Unison Off

 

III Zimbel 

Tremulant

 

ECHO ORGAN

(in ceiling over center of nave)

(uses the choir manual)

8' Fern Flute

8' Vox Humana

8' Muted Viole

 

8' Viole Celeste TC 

Tremulant

4' Flute

 

II Violine

 

PEDAL ORGAN

32' Resultant 

  16' Posaune

16' Principal 

 16' Basson (from Sw)

16' Bourdon 

8' Trompete (ext from Posaune)

16' Quintadena (from Gt) 

 4' Klarine (ext from Posaune)

16' Rohrflotebass (ext. from Sw) 

4' Basson (from Sw)

8' Octave

 

8' Bourdon (ext. from 16')

 

8' Spitzflote (from Gt)

 

4' Choralbass

 

4' Spitzflote (from Gt)

 

II Raushcquinte

 

TAB COUPLERS

Gt to Ped 8

 Sw to Gt 16

Ch to Sw 8

 Sw to Ch 16

Sw to Ped 8

 Sw to Gt 8  

Sw to Ch 8

 

Sw to Ped 4 

Sw to Gt 4 

 Sw to Ch 4

 

Ch to Ped 8  

Ch to Gt 16

   

Ch to Ped 4

 Ch to Gt 8

   

Ch to Gt 4

     

PISTONS

10 General with Toe Studs  

Cymbelstern Toe Stud

6 Swell

 

Sw to Ped with Toe Stud

 

6 Great

 

Gt to Ped with Toe Stud

 

6 Choir  

 

Ch to Ped with Toe Stud

 

6 Pedal

 

Full Organ with Toe Stud

 

Cancel & Set buttons

 

Handbell Choir-(Fellowship Ringers)

Meeting Time- Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m.

(The choir meets from August till early June)

Director-Natalie Krupansky

The Fellowship Ringers is open to anyone interested in playing handbells.  It is very helpful to know how to read basic music and basic rhythms, but not a requirement.  The Bell choir plays for Worship though-out the year and for special occasions in the life of our church.  It is a very diverse group of ringers, from the very experienced ringer to beginner.  We have a five octave set of Schulmerich Bells and Choir Chimes.  If interested in joining or visiting the fellowship ringers contact Natalie Krupansky or a current member.

History of the Handbell

The first tuned handbells were developed by brothers Robert and Willam Cor in Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England, between 1696 and 1724. After some experimenting the brothers began tuning their bells more finely to have an accurate fundamental tone, and fitted them with hinged clappers that moved only in one plane.

Originally, tuned sets of handbells were used by change ringers to rehearse outside their towers. The handbell sets used by change ringers had the same number of bells as in the towers, usually six or twelve tuned to a diatonic scale.  Handbells were first brought to the United States from England by Margaret Shurcliff in 1902. Almost all of the bells used in the US are English handbells and is a reference to a specific type of bell, not to the country of orgin.

Malmark and Schulmerich Carillons, are where the majority of handbells are crafted today.

Broadway Music Ministry Staff

Natalie Krupansky, Director of Music Ministries

270-443-2401
e-mail natalie.krupansky@gmail.com

Jenny Kirby, Organist

270-443-2401
email jennygchoo@gmail.com