Music for Worship
Due to COVID-19, all musical rehearsals have been temporarily postponed. We look forward to your participation in the near future.
Psalm 100 tells us what we should do!
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God:it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Music at Chapel by the Sea gives you the opportunity!
Take a break from your hectic life’s schedule and join Chancel Choir or Chapel Bells or both!! A rewarding experience in music as well as fun and fellowship is yours for the asking. For more information, check out the groups below and/or call the church office at (239) 463-3173
Michael Melnikov, Director of Music Ministries
The Chapel’s adult vocal choir prepares anthems year round, including two services during “season” as well as special worship services throughout the year. Solo voices as well as special groups often perform during services. Rehearsals are Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.
The adult Chapel hand bell choir prepares special selections for various worship services throughout the year. Practices are Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and, when required, Sunday mornings at 8:45 a.m.
The Chapel Chimers prepare special selections for various worship services throughout the year. It is open to beginners as well as experienced chimers. Practices are Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
The Chapel Cats offer “praise and worship” songs the first Sunday of each month (Communion Sunday). The group is comprised of singers
and instruments. If you would like to share your talents, give our Music Director, Michael Melnikov
call at (239) 331-5301.
Practice is held the Wednesday before Communion Sunday at
11:00 AM in the Sanctuary.
The sanctuary at Chapel by the Sea seats 621 people.
Two grand pianos are located in the Sanctuary. In the choir/organ loft is a Kawai. On the main floor is the newly purchased Steinway Omega model; the largest of the Steinway’s “small grands”.
The Otto Altenburg piano is now located in Silver Hall, where it will be utilized for children’s concerts and other musical events. This was dedicated by Carl Matheny in memory of his wife, Donna Matheny, in 2013.
A Möller organ, opus 11846, was installed in the church in 1992 and in 2013 festival trumpet pipes were added. Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 17 registers. 24 ranks. 1506 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes. With the installation of Festival Trumpets there are 35 stops and 1567 pipes. Electric key action. Electric stop action. Draw knobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedal board. Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Coupler reversible toe studs.
SWELL ORGANPEDAL ORGAN
8′ Flute a cheminee16′ Principal
8′ Viole de Gambe16′ Bordun
8′ Viole Celste8′ Octave
4′ Principal8′ Bordun
4′ Flute Ouverte4′ Choralbass
2′ Flute CourteIII Rks. Mixture
II Rks. Cornet16′ Posaune
IV Rks. Plein jeu8′ Trompette
16′ Basson4′ Hautbois
GREAT ORGANCHOIR ORGAN
16′ Bordun8′ Holzgedackt
8′ Principal8′ Erzahler
8′ Hohlflote8′ Erzahler Celeste
4′ Octave4′ Spitzflote
4′ Gedecktflote2′ Flotenprinzipal
2′ Super Octave1- 1/3′ Quinflote
IV Tks. MixtureIV Rks. Scharf
8′ Trompette8′ Cormorne Tremulant
16′ Festival Trumpet
8′ Festival Trumpet
Hand Bells – 5 octave set of Malmark English hand bells
Chimes – 5 octave set of Malmark hand chimes