Music at GPMC

Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is committed to a ministry of music that is rich in variety, grounded in spiritual integrity and inclusive of all ages within the community of faith.

To this end, GPMC supports a dynamic music ministry that strives for excellence while incorporating a stimulating music learning experience through a variety of programs for children, youth, and adults. Exposure to the expressions of music and drama is incorporated into the worship life of the congregation through Sunday services and a variety of special services throughout the year.

GPMC hosts an active concert series, Music at Memorial. For more information about this year’s series, click HERE.

Visit our Wedding Music page where you can listen to wedding ceremony music played on our Klais pipe organ.

Opportunities for Service

Memorial Church Choir Offer your voice in prayer and praise with the Memorial Church Choir. Open to men and women high school age and beyond with no audition required. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m. Regular worship leadership is every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. This choir sings a variety of church music dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries and presents major works on a regular basis.

GPMC is pleased to offer voice lesson scholarships for qualified high school students. For more information on that program please call the church office.

Middle School / High School Singers  Young people in 6th through 12th grade have the opportunity to sing in this ensemble which meets Tuesdays at 7  p.m.

FISH and WINGS Choirs – Our elementary choirs for younger singers are a component of the Tuesday evening LOGOS program. 

Memorial Church Ringers Our handbell choir is open to men and women high school age and beyond. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. This ensemble presents musical offerings in worship about once a month.

Memorial Church Players This is a roster of parish instrumentalists, youth and adults, who are willing to offer their gift of music during Sunday worship services. Players of all instruments – flute, violin, trumpet, guitar, etc. – are encouraged to participate.

Memorial Church Carilloneurs Carillon lessons are available free of charge. Our carilloneurs offer music from the tower bells every Sunday before and after worship and on special occasions.

For more information about any of our music ministries, please contact James Biery, Minister of Music and Organist.

“Whenever the evil spirit…bothered Saul, David would play his harp. Saul would relax and feel better, and the evil spirit would go away.” 1 Samuel 16:23

Christ lag in Todesbanden by J. S. Bach, from “Ten Organ Chorales in the Schubler Tradition” arranged by Marilyn Biery, to be published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. Played by James Biery on the St. Georgenkirche Silbermann organ in Rötha, Germany, using Hauptwerk virtual organ software.