Music

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy.  

Psalm 130

Holy Cross has a rich liturgical life and practice which has been passed through the generations. This tradition requires a group of dedicated individuals to support the congregation.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Choir

Schedule for Lent - Easter

Lent
(3-30-22)O Lord I Call to You (P)
(4-3-22)Christ Hath Humbled Himself (GA)          

Holy Week
Palm Sunday (4-10-22)Christ Hath Humbled Himself (GA)
Hosianna (C)
He Was Despised (PO, solo Gayl)
Holy Thursday (4-14-22)Jesus I Will Ponder Now (w/ congregation, Choir sings vs. 3,5)
Agnus Dei*  (C, Melissa, Rebekah, John, Joshua)
Good Friday (4-15-22)Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
Ah Holy Jesus duet (Kathryn & Ceci)
Easter Vigil (4-16-22)My Savior Jesus (duet Pastor Siegel and Gayl)

Easter
Easter Sunrise Service (4-17-22)Christlag in Todesbanden (duet Ceci and Kathryn)
Easter Divine Service (4-17-22)I Know My Redeemer Lives (w/ congregation, choir sings vs 2,4,6)
Death Where is Thy Sting ( in place of the gradual – duet Rebekah and John)
2nd Sunday of Easter (4-24-22)What Joy (communion)
May 1- ConfirmationOn God and Not on Human Trust (Communion)
4th Sunday of Easter (May 8)The Lord into His Father’s Hands (duet Melissa and Kristina)


GA = Gospel Acclamation (where Alleluias usually are). This will be sung by whoever is available each Sunday  
C = before the first communion hymn
P = Prelude
PO = Postlude
Small groups and soloists will sing from the balcony

aBOUT OUR cHOIR

  • Choir meets Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 pm in the Narthex during Lent.  
  • Small groups and Sectionals will practice from 5:30-6:15 in the Sanctuary
  • All confirmed members of Holy Cross are welcome to join choir.  
  • Our choir season roughly follows the school year from August to Mid-May.
  • The musical repetoire is carefully selected to reflect the reverent nature of the Divine Service.
 

The ORGAN

Church organ (Reuter Opus 1301) in the balcony.
Photo of zimbelstern gifted by Dr. J. Gordon Christensen.
GREATSWELLPEDAL
8’ Bourdon (rank 1)
8’ Spitzflöte (SW rank 5)
8’ Principal (rank 2)
Originally Salicional (rank 6)
4’ Octave (rank 3)
4’ Flute (rank 1)
2’ Fifteenth (rank 2)
Mixture III (rank 5?)
16' Spitzflöte TC (lower 49-pipes of rank 5)
8' Spitzflöte (rank 5)
8’ Salicional (rank 6)
8’ Viox Celeste (rank 7)
4’ Spitzflöte (rank 5)
Originally 4’ Principal (rank 3)
4’ Violin (rank 6)
2 2/3’ Nazard (from rank 5)
2’ Blockflöte (rank 5)
16’ Bourdon (SW rank 4 + GT rank 1)
16’ Gedeckt (SW rank 4 + SW rank 5)
8’ Bourdon (GT rank 1)
8’ Spitzflöte (SW rank 5)
4’ Octave (GT rank 3)
4’ Flute (GT rank 1)
Reuter Opus 1301 (1961), Modified in 2018 by Rick Darrow

Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s pipe organ has two manuals, 2 divisions, 6 ranks, and 17 stops - totaling 436 pipes. The manual compass is 61 notes and pedal compass is 32 notes. It is a traditional style console with roll top. Stop keys are located above the top manual. The swell shoes/pedals are balanced and have standard AGO placement. There are adjustable combination pistons. The pedalboard is AGO Standard (concave radiating).
Post dedication, Dr. J. Gorden Christensen (consultant for organ project) gifted an eight bell zimbelstern to to complete the organ.
Since then, Holy Cross has been blessed with 3x regular organists and many student organists learning to serve the church with their gifts and talents.