The Role Of The Choir In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The choir does not participate in worship for its own sake, but rather for the sake of the whole of the worshiping people. It leads the worshiping people in their song and contributes additional music as the liturgy or pattern of worship requires. Ideally then, a choir should be a group of facilitators, not performers, a role defined in this article.

The choir has more to do with a pastor's ministry than is often acknowledged. Historically speaking, the choir has always been the minister's...


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