Music

We welcome Jesus into our body, mind, and spirit through worship and song.

Whether it’s by singing wholeheartedly in the pew on a Sunday morning, joining one of our outstanding choirs or bands, or attending a concert featuring world-renowned musicians, we believe music belongs at Meetinghouse Church.

Providing multiple expressions of worship, for everyone.

At Meetinghouse Church we’re glad to have multiple expressions of worship, with multiple ensembles. Whether you’re looking for a place to worship, volunteer, or lead, we have an ensemble for you.

The Chorale is the primary worship leading ensemble of the 9:30am Traditional worship service on Sunday mornings. The Chorale is conducted by Paul John Rudoi, our new Director who joins us with an already-decorated career in Musical Arts. Tom Rowland serves as Meetinghouse’s principal organist. With nearly 70 voices singing through a diverse range of choral music, The Chorale offers a dynamic and fun choral experience for singers of all ages high school and up.

Chorale Schedule:
– Rehearsals Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm
– Three services a month
– Additional rehearsals and services around Christmas and Holy Week, featuring our annual Lessons and Carols service and more

View the 2023-2024 schedule for the Chorale at Meetinghouse.

To join the chorale, email Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church.

The Meetinghouse Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir oriented around worshiping through the diverse canon of Western Music, particularly acappella settings. Led by rising star composer and clinician Timothy C. Takach, the Chamber Singers help lead worship once a month and collaborates with The Chorale for major Festival Sundays.

To schedule an audition for the Chamber Singers, email Tim.

Come and sing in the Christmas season with Meetinghouse’s Advent Festival Chorale! We will sing a moving masterwork, Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax (A Christmas Scene), alongside Dan Forrest’s Work of Christmas, Donald Fraser’s nostalgic This Christmastide, and more.

Our first rehearsal is on November 15th, and there is room for everyone no matter your singing experience!

For more information and to let us know you’ll join us, email Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church.

Always welcoming experienced vocalists.

Our Chorale has a rich, beautiful history, and we want you to be a part of it. We're always accepting applications for Core and Substitute Choral Scholars to join the collection of 60+ voices that fill our Meetinghouse with songs throughout the year. Compensation is $60 per call.

Join us for upcoming music events.

Throughout the year we provide musical experiences outside of our Sunday morning services.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa (or coffee) and gather around the fireplace as we sing familiar Christmas carols before entering Sunday morning worship.

– Date: December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
– Time: 9:10 – 9:25am
– Location: North Common
– Cost: None

Register: None required — just bring your singing voice!

Join us for a program that highlights the power of music and singing in your life, whether reminiscing with songs from the past or connecting with a strong emotional response for today. New or old, music is for life.

– Date: December 15th
– Time: 11:00am
– Location: Meetinghouse Church (Great Hall)
– Cost: None — donations are welcomed.

Register: None required.

Delve into a powerful session that promises to broaden the conversation on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the work of reconciliation.

Come and learn about the work of 29:11, an inspired music group whose mission is to facilitate hope and reconciliation through music, cross-cultural relationships, and individual artist development.

In this special session, they will share about South African history, culture, and the profound impact of Black music worldwide.

We’re also honored to host 29:11 during our combined worship service the next day, January 14th, as they lead us in song throughout the morning.

Schedule

9:00 – 9:30am: Coffee & Treats

9:30 – 11:00am: Session on South African history, culture, music, and the ministry of reconciliation through music, led by 29:11

11:00am – 12:00pm: Potluck Brunch (Open to All Participants)

– Date: January 13th
– Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
– Location: Meetinghouse Church (Great Hall)
– Cost: None.

Register: None required.

Giving Voice

Giving Voice is about people, joy, and how the two come together through song. By working alongside people with alzheimers & dementia, their care partners, and volunteers in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Meetinghouse Church partners with Giving Voice to provide musical opportunities in places where it’s truly impactful.

We are excited for Giving Voice Crosstown’s third season! Learn more about how you can play a part.

Have questions? Email us at givingvoice@meetinghouse.church.

Looking for your next performance space?

With a multitude of rental options, our performance spaces can accommodate groups up to 1,000 in attendance. We’d love to connect with you about booking one of our spaces.

Music Center

Capacity: 50-100 people.

Great Hall

Capacity: 250-400 people.

Hearth Room & Fireside Room

Capacity: 60-100 people.

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The Meetinghouse

Capacity: Up to 1,000 people.

Meet the Team.

Paul John Rudoi

Chorale Director

Barb Halvorson

Administrative Assistant

Tom Rowland

Organist