In July of this year, the Market Square Singers departed for their week-long tour of the Province of Québec, Canada, including performances at:
• Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
• Christ Church Cathedral in Montréal
• Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
• Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Québec City
The two images from the tour are:
Outside of Holy Trinity – The Market Square Singers stop to take a quick photo outside of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Quebec City before their evening concert. Photo by John Dickinson.
Notre Dame – The Market Square Singers performing at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal.
There are countless Scripture readings that share how we are to worship our God through music. One that comes to my mind is Ephesians 5:19, Speak to one another with the words of psalms, hymns, and sacred songs; sing hymns and psalms to the Lord with praise in your hearts. Market Square has had a long reputation for a “top-notch” music program. This has come to be the case thanks to our many volunteers who dedicate countless hours for rehearsals, singing in worship, and more. All of our choirs are made up of volunteers who love to sing and ring, and use their talents to worship and praise our God. Music plays a vital role in the worship at Market Square. If you sing and/ or ring, I want to encourage you to get involved. Do not let this opportunity pass by; God gave you a talent for a reason. If you do not sing or ring and would like to support our music ministry, please see me on ways to do so.
Grace and peace,
Minister of Music & Organist
Our elementary through middle schoolers make up this choir. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We rehearse in the Children’s Choir Room 316. This choir sings in worship at least once a month.
This choir is for youth and adult beginners. We rehearse on Sundays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Rehearsals are in the Handbell Rehearsal Room located on the fourth floor of the church. This choir rings in worship about every other month.
Market Square Ringers
Our intermediate to advanced handbell choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are in the Handbell Rehearsal Room located on the fourth floor of the church. This choir rings in worship at least once a month.
High schoolers and adults make up this choir. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. are in the Choir Room located on the first floor of the church. This choir sings two anthems weekly for our 11:00 a.m. worship service, and sings for Holy Days and other special services and concerts. (Snacks are included each week at rehearsal!)
Open Loft Choir
This choir is for any high schooler and adult who cannot commit to singing in the Sanctuary Choir weekly. Tyler offers this choir to sing quarterly for our 11:00 a.m. worship service. An announcement about when this choir will sing next is always in the bulletin and on our website. We will gather at 10:00 a.m. the morning we are to sing, learn the music, and then sing it during worship.
We have a number of opportunities for instrumentalists to get involved. If you play an instrument, please contact Tyler.
Market Square Singers
The Market Square Singers is a touring choir comprised of volunteers, both amateur and professional, from Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the greater Central Pennsylvania community. The choir sings a variety of genres, including some of the best-loved works in the choral repertoire. Recently, the Singers did a concert tour of Italy, and this Summer they will be doing a concert tour of Canada.
To join or inquire about any of our ensembles, please contact our Minister of Music, Tyler Canonico. We would love to have you join us.