Music is a strong and vibrant part of the mission and ministry of First Lutheran Church. A variety of musical offerings give each person a chance to find a place to worship through music. Music, especially singing, is an incredibly important learning tool and expression of faith. Check out this clip from CBS Sunday Morning.
All people, both congregants and members of the Sioux Falls community are welcome to participate in music at First Lutheran.
While the congregation continues to be the most important and influential choir at First Lutheran, a graded choir program is also offered. The sequence begins with Carol Choir for children in first through fourth grades, continues with Jubilant Singers for youth in grades five through eight, FLYGHT for high school youth, and finally the Adult Choir for any adult. A Women's Choir for those wishing to sing in a treble setting is also available.
First Lutheran also has a graded set of handbell choirs. We begin with fifth- through eighth-graders in Good Vibrations, followed by Belle Campane for high school youth, and the Agape Ringers for adults.
Our contemporary worship ensemble leads the 11 a.m. worship service occasionally. Other worship services follow liturgy from the ELW and include a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists.
Occasionally, the Music Ministry will call upon the First Lutheran Orchestra to play for special services and occasions. This ensemble is made up of amateur and professional musicians from throughout Sioux Falls.
First Lutheran Church is blessed with many instruments, but three in particular stand out as truly exquisite. First, the sanctuary is home to a beautiful Aeolian-Skinner organ and a Steinway grand piano. Christ the Victor Chapel is home to a beautiful Alfred Fuhrer organ.
We hope that you will come join our ministry, whether you are a member here, considering membership, or simply want to make beautiful music, we welcome you with open arms to the First Lutheran Music Ministry.
First Lutheran also has a community outreach program. The state-of-the-art Piano Laboratory at First Lutheran Church provides piano lessons to members and the Sioux Falls community.
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An extension of the Piano Laboratory is the Organ Scholars Program which aims to provide students with an introduction to the pipe organ and its students through group instruction. Click here to learn more.