Music is an important part of worship and congregational life at Olivet. There are a number of possibilities for involvement, no matter what your age. Our groups are led by a team of outstanding directors. They are:

Marlys Herring – Organist, Director of Music, Olivet Choir, Handbells
Patti Hall– Cherub Choir
Carole Skalsky – Joy Choir

OLIVET CHOIR

Rehearsal: Wednesday 7 p.m., Choir room, lower level
Director: Marlys Herring, 701-238-0812

  • Open to all singers, primarily adult
  • This choir usually sings at the traditional service, and at Festival services September through May

JOY CHOIR

Rehearsal: Wednesday,  Room 228 6:45-7:15 p.m., upper level
Director: Carole Skalsky, 218-329-9738

  • Singers in Grades 3-5
  • This choir sings about 1-2 times a month, alternating between the two services, and at Festival services September through May.

CHERUB CHOIR

Rehearsal: Wednesday,  Room 226, 6:45 -7:15 p.m.,  upper level
Director: Patti Hall, 860-6675

  • Singers in Grades K-2
  • This choir sings about once a month, alternating between the two services, and at Festival services September through May.

CELEBRATE! WORSHIP TEAM

Jeff Meyer, Contemporary music director

  • Singers and instrumentalists of all ages
  • Musicians divided into four teams, each team leading the 11 a.m. service once a month, year ’round.

OLIVET HANDBELL CHOIR

Rehearsal: Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., Room 230, upper level
Director: Marlys Herring, 701-238-0812

  • Adult ringers (if interested, please make arrangements with Marlys)
  • The bell choir rings once a month, usually at both services, and at Festival Services September through May. This choir rings at several events within the Fargo/Moorhead community.

Touch of Bronze Handbell Choir

 Director: Marlys Herring, 701-238-0812
  • This ensemble available for committed, less-experienced adults.
  • Please make arrangements with Marlys

SOLOISTS & INSTRUMENTALISTS

 If you have an individual gift of music you would like to share, please speak up to someone. There are many opportunities for a singer or an instrumentalist of any age to become involved either as a soloist, or as a contributor to an ensemble for worship or a special event. We welcome your gift.

OLIVET ORCHESTRA

Rehearsal: as needed
Director: Marlys Herring, 701-238-0812
  • leads worship at 4:30pm Christmas Eve service, and Music Sunday
  • looking for more opportunities and exposure
  • personnel open, based on variable needs, schedule, and availability

BRASS ENSEMBLE

Rehearsal: as needed
Director: Marlys Herring, 701-238-0812

  • enhances worship several times a year
  • looking for more opportunities as an independent ensemble
  • personnel open, based on variable needs, schedule, and availability