In the city of Memphis and throughout the country, Lindenwood Christian Church has a tremendous reputation for consistent excellence in Music Ministry! You are invited to celebrate some of the most powerful worship experiences of your life -- join the Music Ministries of Lindenwood, make music and worship the Lord!
The Music Ministries of Lindenwood include choirs, concerts and educational programs for young children to mature adults - truly something for everyone! High standards are the norm as we believe God deservces our best praise!
Our services at Lindenwood offers a wide musical variety - Bach to bongos, electric guitar to organ, orchestra, to a cappella across genres. Frequent guest instrumentalists and ensembles including Ryan Anthony and Stan Head with Mid-South Percussion as well as visiting international artists are often a part of worship. Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services are often supplemented by symphony orchestra.
The Wide Open Worship (W.O.W.) service at 9:45am on Sundays has a reputation as the best in the Memphis area. The worship service is led by Ryan Twisdale and the Wing and a Prayer Praise Team.
Golightly Memorial Pipe Organ
The Golightly Memorial Pipe Organ is heralded as one of the finest organs in the country and can be heard in our Sanctuary worship each Sunday at 11:00 am.
The Chancel Choir sings weekly for the 11:00 am Sanctuary Service. Each 3rd Sunday of the month is led by the children and youth: The Jr. King's Choir, The King's Choir and Laudate!
Concert Organist Felix Hell
in recital - February 24 - 4:00pm
A native of Germany, Felix Hell is one of the most sought after concert organists in the world. He has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 850 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The American Organist raved that he “sets standards that older and honored players would struggle to equal.”
Felix Hell’s discography includes 10 CDs. His most recent recording features music for Organ and Symphony Orchestra by Barber, Guilmant and Jongen. His recordings are frequently broadcast throughout the United States and across the world; he has appeared on television globally.
His project "Music Across America" allows him to travel with his own Touring Organ, performing organ concertos and recitals in spaces that do not house pipe organs, liberating the instrument from its historic confines.
Felix Hell is known for his diverse and innovative programming, drawing upon a repertoire encompassing five centuries. Furthermore, he has received global recognition for his marathon performances of the entire organ works of J.S. Bach, which encompass about 250 compositions and close to 20 hours of performance time. He has since performed the complete Bach cycle four times, most recently in in 2013 in Seoul, Korea.
Mr. Hell is an avid supporter of new music for organ and frequently collaborates with composers.
Felix Hell studied at the Juilliard School in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (BM), the Peabody Institute in Baltimore (AD, MM, DMA). In 2007, he received Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Outstanding Graduate Award.
Mr. Hell holds positions of Organ Artist Associate at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Distinguished Artist in Residence at the United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, and Adjunct Professor of Organ at the Sunderman Conservatory in Gettysburg, PA. In 2011, Felix Hell was appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist at Kosin University in Busan, South Korea.
MARCH 31 - 4:00pm
Pianist Mark Ensley and Pianist-Organist Chris Nemec perform music for various keyboards - 4-hands, one piano; solo piano; solo organ; and piano-organ. Featured will be classical favorites by Rachmaninoff, hymns, a "little" Rhapsody in Blue, opera, and tone poems for the organ.
Joining the duo will be the Lindenwood Chancel Choir and Soloists, as they sing two songs from the Great American Songbook: "Whistle a Happy Tune" and "All the Things You Are", as well as The Humming Chorus from Puccini's Madame Butterfly.
This is a free, non-ticketed concert.
THE SERVICE OF THE CROSS
GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19 - 5:30pm
The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross is commemorated by seven guest clergy providing meditations on those seven words. Following each meditation, the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Soloists, and Organist-Conductor Chris Nemec provide a musical excerpt appropriate to the word, including music by Mozart, Corelli, Dubois, Poulenc, and others.
Our guest clergy
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery - Idlewild Presbyterian
The Rev. Dr. Ryan Starr - Kingsway Christian
G. Scott Morris, MD, M. Div. - Church Health
Rev. Sonia Louden Walker - First Congregational
Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker - St. Patrick Catholic
The Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace - Memphis Theological Seminary
Rev. Karren Todd - Lindenwood Christian
The Memphis Repertory Orchestra
MAY 17 - 8:00pm
The Memphis Repertory Orchestra, conductor-artistic director William R. Langley and organ soloist Chris Nemec present Symphony No. 3 (The Organ Symphony) by Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as other orchestral favorites in another collaboration between the MRO and Music at Lindenwood.
This is a free, non-ticketed concert.