Music is a vibrant part of worship and congregational life at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. It takes the participation and enthusiasm of many to create the magic and beauty of music that warms and inspires our worship services.
From the Music Director. . . .
I am filled with gratitude and joy as I step into my new role as your Music Director. This position has brought me immense happiness, amazement, and a renewed sense of childlike wonder.
We are thrilled to announce the reintroduction of our Handbell Choir, and we invite you to be a part of this exciting musical journey! Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday evenings, immediately following the regular choir rehearsal, from 6:45 to 7:30. Initially, we will focus on accessible repertoire, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all participants. Whether you're a seasoned handbell ringer or new to this unique musical art form, your enthusiasm and talent are warmly welcomed. If you have a passion for music and a desire to be part of a vibrant and harmonious community, we invite you to join us for Handbell Choir rehearsals. Together, let's create beautiful melodies that resonate with the spirit of our church. Our repertoire for the Advent season will include "Jesus Loves Me" and "Savior of the Nations, Come." Come be a part of the joy of making music together!
In addition, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your support at the recent concert on November 5th. If you couldn't make it to the last performance, I would be thrilled to invite you to an encore presentation at Faith Lutheran in Cockeysville on November 26th.
If you'd like to have an in-person meeting in my office over a cup of coffee or tea, my doors are wide open. I'm in the church Monday to Wednesday in the afternoon, and feel free to give me a call at 443-996-9240 to schedule a heartfelt meeting.
St. Martin’s Chancel Choir explores a wide variety of musical styles. We are also a close-knit community of faith and joy. Rehearsals are currently on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary, The choir’s membership includes those who read music and those who do not. We love to sing, enjoy learning new pieces, and lead the musical portions of the liturgy during worship services. Come see-- and sing---with Jung-- to God's glory!
Ringing handbells is a focus, fun group activity suitable for all ages. Musicians are interconnected by sharing notes on the scale and ability to count and maintain rhythm. Each ringer plays a minimum of 2 bells with a maximum of 6 (quite rare!). We have 4 octaves of Schulmerich handbells that allows us to play a wide variety of music. St. Martin's Bell Choir plays several times a year and always at Christmas and Easter. We are currently on hold, but rehearse on Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
St. Martin's Pipe Organ
Take a two-minute tour inside Saint Martin’s pipe organ. The video was created for full screen viewing in high definition. Photographer Don Dement spent a day wedged behind pipes to bring you these extraordinary photos. The first two photographs were taken from behind the pipe organ screens, looking into the Sanctuary. If you look carefully, you will see the organ console in the second photo.
Music is Chaconne by Louis Couperin (c 1626-1661) played by Timothy Edward Smith. Click here to see OrganStoplists