Hebron Choirs are open to anyone who likes to make music.
Opportunities to serve...
Chancel Choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM in the choir room. The choir leads congregational singing and provides special music during worship services from September to May and for special services. The choir is open to anyone who is middle school age or above. Reading music is great, but not necessary. We train!
Handbell Choir All rehearsals (unless otherwise noted) are upstairs in the education wing of the building at the far end of the hall. Great news for those of you who do not have prior music experience: you only need to be able to count from 1-4 and give up 40-45 minutes two weeks each month. Handbells meet--To Be Announced (September through May)
Children’s Choir - plans for the children’s choir are under way.
The Taylor & Boody Pipe-Organ...
The organ of Hebron Presbyterian was designed and built specifically for Hebron Church by the distinguished firm of Taylor & Boody Organ-builders. The Taylor & Boody workshop is conveniently located within sight of the church in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley near Staunton, Virginia. The instrument accompanies our musical praise and truly complements the beauty of the sanctuary, which was built in 1901 and is designed like a wooden cathedral, with high wooden columns braced with carved beams.
The organ itself took about eight months to build and was installed March-April, 2006. Very careful consideration was undertaken by both the Hebron Church Organ Committee and Taylor & Boody to ensure that this instrument would be one which could serve not only as an agile and versatile one for accompanying congregation and choir singing, soloists, and instrumentalists, but also solo organ repertoire.
The instrument has fourteen speaking stops spread over two manuals and pedal. It also contains one stop which has only been prepared for in the case (the 16’ Posaune in the pedal division). The 8’ Octave in the pedal was originally a preparation but was added in 2008. The organ has suspended-mechanical key and stop action and is of Lehman-Bach temperament.
Specification of the organ:
GREAT: 8’ Principal, 8’ Rohrflöte, 4’ Octave, 2’ Superoctave, III-IV Mixture
CHOIR: 8’ Gedackt (wood), 8’ Viol da Gambe, 4’ Blockflöte (open wood), 2-2/3’ Nasat, 2’ Octave, III Cornet (c’ - c’’’), 8’ Trompet
PEDAL: 16’ Subbass, 8’ Octave, (16’ Posaune)
COUPLERS: Choir to Great, Great to Pedal, Choir to Pedal
Tremulant to entire organ