“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13
At First Lutheran, we seek to carry on the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran tradition that supports and teaches the Christian faith. We invite all ages and skill levels to participate in a dynamic music ministry that includes congregational song, choirs, instrumentalists, the pipe organ, and the opportunity for education in our piano lab.
For information about the music ministry, please contact Shirley Barlow.
Graded choir programs are open to everyone:
Carol Choir, children in 1st-4th grades
Jubilant Singers, youth in 5th-8th grades
FLYGHT, youth in 9th-12th grades
Adult Choir, anyone college-age or older
Women's Choir, women college-age or older
Good Vibrations, youth in 5th-8th grades
Belle Campane, youth in 9th-12th grades
Agape Ringers, anyone college-age or older
First Lutheran Orchestra plays for special services and occasions. This ensemble is made up of amateur and professional musicians from throughout Sioux Falls.
upcoming music ministry events
Organs and piano
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 an Alfred Fuhrer organ. Learn more about the organs and piano at FLC.
Piano Lab Community Outreach Program
The mission of the Piano Laboratory at First Lutheran Church is to offer group piano lessons to students who would not otherwise be able to afford private piano instruction. The lab is equipped with eight Roland keyboards with touch-sensitive weighted keys (simulating the action of the modern grand piano), a teaching station, and a large flat-screen television. The studio can accommodate up to eight students at a time for group lessons. The Piano Lab curriculum is designed to take students from pre-music reading to fluency in both bass and treble clefs. Students do not need to be members of First Lutheran Church to apply to the piano lab program; it is open to the community. Learn more about the Piano Lab.
Lankford Arts Series
The Lankford Arts Series at First Lutheran Church explores the intersection of sacred arts and the Christian faith as an outreach to the Sioux Falls community. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more about the Lankford Arts Series.
The next Lankford Art Series event is Sunday, February 24, 2019—the Paul Manz Hymn Festival. Get more info, and reserve your tickets today.