If you are interested in participating in worship by being a part of the PCJH Choir or sharing through Special Music, contact Kenny Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org
At PCJH, we incorporate a wide variety of musical styles into our worship services. Our hope is to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in meaningful worship experiences through congregational songs, choir anthems, and other special music offerings. We carry on the rich Presbyterian tradition of hymn-singing with at least one hymn in each service, and we encourage congregants to pick up a hymnbook when entering the sanctuary. We also sing contemporary praise music and engage with the tradition of musical prayer, bringing a fresh perspective on our faith and the holy scriptures. In all our music, we aim to bring people into the presence of God through beautiful instrumentation and meaningful scriptural connections.
Our praise band is a team of committed volunteers who love God and are honored to use the gifts God has given them to share powerful worship experiences with their church family. If you would like to share your talents, whether vocal or instrumental, please contact Worship Coordinator Kenny Hadden. It is always wonderful to feature special guests in our services!
The PCJH Choir sings most Sundays from September through May during the 10:15 worship service. The choir plays an important role in leading our congregational worship songs, and then also offers a special anthem to lead the congregation into a time of prayer or to prepare our hearts for the sermon. The choir sings a wide variety of choral music, from prayerful hymns to upbeat spirituals. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. All are welcome!
The PCJH Children’s Choir performs once a month from September through May, encouraging the church family to enter into worship with a child-like faith. The choir is open to 1st-6th grade students. Rehearsals are every Sunday from 11:45 – 12:20 in the Genesis Room, and include a healthy snack, specific practice for the upcoming performance, and a short general music lesson ranging from vocal technique to music reading and ear training. The children’s choir is always happy to welcome new singers! Contact director Kenny Hadden with any questions.
PCJH Music Academy
The Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole aims to help its members and the community grow in faith. As part of that mission, the church offers private music instruction in a variety of instruments. Music speaks to the soul in a way words alone cannot, and is therefore a key component of how we connect with the divine. Victor Hugo put it well: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” In addition, we believe that cultivating the virtues of excellence, beauty, humility and empathy through the discipline of music draws us closer to God’s vision for humanity. By encouraging musical literacy in adults as well as youth – whether the music itself is sacred or secular – PCJH is helping people lead more fulfilling spiritual lives.
Lessons are available in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and percussion. New students are welcome to enroll at the start of each academic semester. Click HERE for the enrollment contract, which includes information about scheduling, make-ups, and pricing.
Click here to get a glimpse of what music lessons are all about! Check out Kenny & Lucia, a voice student, performing at the local favorite open-mic gathering, the “Hootenanny!”