Praise Band is another all-volunteer group and consists of 11 instrumentalists/ vocalists. Like the Acoustic group, throughout the year they practice once a week, and lead music during worship on a rotating schedule once every 3 weeks.
The choir is led by a director, Laura Concord, accompanied by an organist and/or a pianist and consists of approximately 16 volunteer singers. During the fall, winter and spring, they practice one evening each week, and lead music during worship on a rotating schedule once every 3 weeks. Would you like to join the choir?
Jazz Band provides special music for church services whenever there is a 5th Sunday of the month. This group consists of both members from our church and members from the community at large. They practice quarterly, or as needed.
Bell Choir provides music at various times during the year, both for church services and at community events. This group is led by 2 volunteers from our church, and includes members from our church and members from the community at large. They practice weekly throughout the year.
Terry Forsyth was born 1952 in Los Angeles area and raised half his school years in Nevada. He started playing for church in eighth grade. After actively serving a full enlistment in the navy for six years, Terry earned his BA in Music (music composition) at Gardner-Webb College.
Richard Lind began organ lessons at the age of sixteen, studying with Dr. Fred Binckes in Gary, Indiana. He attended the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, earning Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance as a student of Dr. Clyde Holloway. During a career that spanned for over fifty years, he served churches as organist and organist/choirmaster in several cities around the country and in Canada: Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarnia, Ontario; Houston and Clear Lake, Texas; and Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland, Washington.
As an accompanist, Mr. Lind has performed with numerous singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles. He was pianist, and then director, of the Seattle Welsh Choir, and the pianist and assistant conductor of the North American Welsh Choir. For twelve years he served as pianist for Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Washington. His primary duties were to accompany the school’s Glee Club and Chamber Choir. During his tenure, the Chamber Choir toured twice to St. John’s, Newfoundland (Festival 500); Hawley, Massachusetts (workshop and performance with renowned composer and conductor, Alice Parker); New York City (workshop with Francisco Núñez); Powell River, British Columbia (International Choral Kathaumixw); and Dublin, Ireland (performance with Rollo Dilworth).
Mr. Lind has participated in various professional organizations, holding several offices: Treasurer of the Indiana University Chapter of the American Guild of Organists; President of the Sarnia Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists; Co-Chairman of the Competition Committee for the 1988 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston; Member of the Board, Secretary, and Dean of the Seattle Chapter, American Guild of Organists; and Secretary for the 2009 Region IX Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Seattle and Bellevue.
Mr. Lind has several published works for piano, organ, and handbells: Jubilate Deo for four-octave handbells (Choristers Guild); and four sets of collections: On December Five and Twenty for organ, Christmas Lullabies and Carols for piano; Piano Impressions for Worship; and Fum! Fum! Fum! for organ, all with Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Several of his hymn preludes and accompaniments for piano are included in the ten-volume series Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano, an Augsburg Fortress multi-composer project to provide settings for each hymn in Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Mr. Lind is honored to be a 2012 Alice Parker Composer Fellow.