We believe that music—singers, songwriters, composers, snapping fingers, and other instruments—is one of God’s greatest gifts to the world. The whole creation makes music in praise of the Creator. Birds sing, whales hum, frogs croak, cows moo, snakes hiss, trees clap their hands, and waters splash for joy.
The Choir leads the congregation in worship and praise twice a month and on the Festivals of Christmas and Easter. Rehearsals are every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m from late August to late May. We welcome not only singers, but also instrumentalists of every variety to make music with us. The choir doesn’t only make music. It is also a place for community and belonging where we share each other’s joys and sorrows. ALL interested singers of any age, experience, or spiritual commitment are welcome to come and make music with us!.
In addition to the choir, the Old Dutch Church is often graced with community musicians and singers.
The Handbell Choir is an ensemble which plays for holidays and at other times throughout the year, bringing extra beauty to our worship. If you can count, you can play the Handbells. Every person of any age, experience, or spiritual commitment are welcome to come and play the bells with us.
Contact our Minister of Music to learn more
Every year during the fall and spring, we offer a nine-week series of musical concerts featuring local musicians. Pianists, organists, singers, and all kinds of instrumentalists offer their extraordinary gifts for your enjoyment. These free half-hour concerts begin at 12 noon on Saturdays. For scheduling and details, see our Events calendar.
Old Dutch Church is home to the Mendelssohn Club, an all-male chorus, which rehearses in Bethany Hall every Monday evening. Their Christmas Concerts with the Kingston High School Choir are one of the highlights of the holiday season in Kingston.
Learn more about the Mendelssohn Club
ODC often hosts musical events and concerts presented by Bardovan, O+, and other groups. Check event schedule for upcoming events.
Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., the Church’s Bethany Hall is filled with song and laughter at the Kingston Community Singers gather for their weekly rehearsal. Under the leadership of Lonnie Kulick, the co-ed chorus sings at various special events, such as the receiving of immigrants into citizenship, and in local nursing homes and churches. For more information, please contact the Church Office at 845-338-6759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.