Northaven's musical philosophy is one of diversity both of people and of style--from classical organ literature to South African songs of protest. We incorporate a variety of music from around the world with a particular emphasis on songs of social justice. The Methodist heritage of lively hymn singing is carried on proudly at Northaven.
There are also opportunities for children, youth and adults to participate in an ensemble. We would love to have you share your gifts. If you would like more information on any of the groups listed below, please contact Stephanie Rhoades, Minister of Music & the Arts.
Music groups to which you can attach yourself and make music include:
- Children’s Choir—For children in grades K-6. Meets immediately after church on Sundays for a light snack lunch followed by rehearsal from 1:00-1:45 p.m. Children are welcome to participate throughout the school year.
- Youth Ensemble—For youth in grades 7-12. Meets on Sunday evenings from 6:45-7:30 p.m.
- Adult Choir — Open to anyone 18 and older. No auditions. Rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room.
- Ringlieders — Handbell choir for adults. Membership by invitation. Contact Stephanie Rhoades if you are interested. Rehearses on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Bell Room.
The Roy Redman Organ
One of Northaven's treasures is the pipe organ in the sanctuary. Built in 1973 by the Fort Worth organ builder, Roy Redman, it is one of the finest small organs in the city. The money for the organ was raised by Winkie Stroube and many members of the congregation participated in its construction and transport. Enhanced with additional stops and electric action, the organ was reinstalled in Northaven's new sanctuary in February 2006.
Special Music Events
Throughout the year special music events are presented for the community at large, often using professional musicians along with that of our own membership.