Mount Olive offers opportunities for both choral and instrumental musicians.
- Cantorei. Composed of more than 40 men’s and women’s voices, the Cantorei is the parish’s principal choir. Directed by Cantor David Cherwien, the choir sings at the second liturgy on most Sundays and on most holy days throughout the year. Aside from anthems, the Cantorei often sings parts of the liturgy, making it less a performance group than an integral part of worship. The Cantorei is open to members and nonmembers. Contact the cantor for more information.
- National Lutheran Choir. Cherwien also conducts this highly acclaimed choir, which seeks to strengthen, renew, and preserve the Lutheran choral heritage. The NLC sings occasionally at the church, but its primary performance base is the Twin Cities community.
- Children’s music. Children’s voices are important to the parish’s musical expression. A children’s choir (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and a youth choir (3rd grade and up) sing occasionally on Sundays and festival days. For more information, contact Cantor Cherwien.
- Instrumental opportunities. Several members and guests are accomplished musicians who contribute often to the congregation’s liturgies. Send an email to David Cherwien for more information.