Music Ministries

Music Ministries

Bay Shore music--feel the majesty, beauty, energy, glory, grace, awe

The Bay Shore’s highly-acclaimed music program helps you experience God’s presence every week. The music is carefully selected to fit with the weekly theme and it is beautifully presented by dedicated musicians who help us feel moved by the Spirit of God every week.

  • Congregational singing is accompanied on pipe organ and piano.
  • Choral music is presented weekly by our accomplished Chancel Choir.
  • The Bay Shore Bells (handbell choir) and Children’s Choir provide meaningful and beautiful music in our traditional worship service on a regular basis.
  • In addition, special music including brass, strings, woodwinds, harp, and more is offered by a variety of guest instrumentalists throughout the year.

If you have questions about our music programs or are interested in joining a particular group, please contact Director of Music, Julie Ramsey.

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir for adults enhances our worship every Sunday with traditional and gospel choral music offered throughout the service. Additionally, the choir presents special music programs during the Christmas and Easter seasons.  The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in preparation for worship.

Bay Shore Bells

Our handbell choir, the Bay Shore Bells, offers inspirational music in several worship services throughout the year and on holidays.  This accomplished group of a dozen musicians always thrills our congregation with their synchronized playing and elegant touch.  The Bay Shore Bells rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and at 8:00 a.m. on the Sundays they perform.

Bell Choir ringers image Bay Shore Church
Our beloved Bell Choir

Children’s Choir and Musicals

Our Children’s Choir is made up of kids as young as four up through fifth grade.  They meet on Sundays to rehearse after worship at 10:45 a.m in the Louise Henry Youth Chapel.  The Children’s Choir sings to the glory of God and to the delight of our congregation several times per year during worship as well as performing a Christmas musical in December and another musical in the spring.  Both musicals are presented on a Sunday morning during our regular 9:30 a.m. worship service.

Forming life-long memories of being on stage and learning the Bible stories

Youth Arts

Our youth in sixth through twelfth grade offer their creative gifts to our worship life throughout the year. From serving as scripture readers to offering skits or dramas, to instrumental and vocal music, our youth are a talented bunch whose artistic abilities enhance our worship service.

Youth musical at Bay Shore Church.
Youth take part in our worship services

Bay Shore at 4:00 Concert Series

Concert featuring Bay Shore Church's majestic pipe organ.
Bay Shore at 4:00 organ concert

Highly acclaimed artists play special concerts throughout the year.

Christmas at Bay Shore

Christmas Eve candlelight service at Bay Shore Church
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Make Christmas magical by coming out for our special musical offerings during the season.

Trombones at Bay Shore Church brass concert
Community Action Team’s annual Christmas Brass Concert