This is the sermon from Sunday morning worship on September 16, 2018. The preaching text that day was Mark 8: 27-38. That Sunday was the day we commissioned our Christian educators, musicians, tellers, ushers and lay readers.
This is the sermon from Sunday morning worship on September 9, 2018. The preaching text that day was Mark 7: 31-37 . That Sunday was the return to our “program-year” schedule, so the sermon was short due to all of the “extras” in worship.
This is the sermon from Sunday morning worship on May 20, 2018. The preaching text that day was Romans 8: 22-27 and it was Confirmation Sunday and Pentecost. Fifteen high school students were confirmed that day and another twelve adults joined GPMC at the second service.
Join GPMC members and friends for a summer tradition: Tuesday Carillon concerts. After the 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. concert, attendees are welcome to tour our bell tower and see how our guest artists play the 48 bells in the tower.
GPMC concludes its Music at Memorial concert season with a performance by Capella Quirina Neuss, a German chamber choir . The concert is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, at 3:00 in the afternoon. The Capella Quirina Neuss was founded in 1989 to enrich the musical life at the Quirinus-Münster in Neuss, Germany. The 24-member choral ensemble is directed by Joachim Neugart and sings masterpieces of music ranging from the time of the Renaissance to the modern era. The group is also known for their performances of the choral works of J.S. Bach and a cappella arrangements of German folksongs. After several tours in Europe, in 2009 the singers visited Japan, in 2011 Australia, and are returning to the U.S.A. this month. The choir’s May 27 performance in Grosse Pointe will feature the Bach motet “Der Geist hilft” as well as music by Hammerschmidt, Poulenc and German folksongs. This will be their only Detroit-area appearance. General seating admission for Music at Memorial concerts is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Ticket are available at the reception desk and online at ticketriver.com (search events for “Neuss” or “Grosse Pointe”).
Purpose: to encourage and educate high-school age singers, and to welcome those singers to participate in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir
Students are invited to apply each semester for awards in the amount of $400 each; the funds will be applied to their private voice lessons at their high school or at the church. A maximum of four awards will be granted.
Interested applicants must complete an application form and submit it by no later than Friday, May 25. Auditions for will be held in early June (or by appointment);Students need not prepare an audition song (although they are welcome to do so).
Awards will be paid directly to the voice teachers.
Each recipient will be expected to participate in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir. Allowance will be made for a specified number of excused absences to accommodate high school choral program activities and personal emergencies.
The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church adult choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:15-9:15 and sings at both 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services. Conducted by nationally known organist, conductor, and composer James Biery, they sing a wide variety of traditional repertoire, and present concerts, major works, and chancel operas.
Eligibility: Recipients may be of any faith tradition and need not be members of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Applicants may attend any high school, public or private, but must be active participants in their school vocal music program.
For more information, or to apply, please contact: