Ames United Church of Christ
Friday, May 24, 2013
217 Sixth Street, Ames, Iowa
Sing for joy to the Lord, all the earth; praise him with songs and shouts of joy!
Sing praises to the Lord! Play music on the harps!
Blow trumpets and horns, and shout for joy to the Lord, our king.
Music is an integral component of worship. Music speaks to the soul and uplifts the spirit.
“Our music program at UCC-Congregational encourages sharing our musical gifts to the glory of God. From choral masterworks to contemporary song, we explore diversity of expression as we make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” -- Lesley Lackore, Music Director
Guitars, Trumpets, Keyboards
The music is as varied as the members of the congregation. Members and friends are invited to share their musical talents in a variety of ways, through small groups, as soloists, and in choirs.
The choir sings during worship on most Sundays, September through May. If you like to sing, you are invited to join the chancel choir. The choir rehearses Wednesdays 6:45-8:00 p.m. (7:15-8:30 p.m. during Lent) in the choir room, lower west level.
Tracker Pipe Organ
The organ was designed for the Ames United Church of Christ by Gabriel Kney of London, Ontario, Canada. The instrument was constructed in Ontario under his supervision. Besides building an organ to match the style and proportions of the church, he matched the organ’s speaking characteristics with the acoustical environment because the organ and its church are one acoustical entity. Kney did the delicate and exacting work of tonal finishing, or voicing the pipes after the installation of the organ.
Two manual divisions and pedal, 24 stops, 32 ranks
Dedicated in 1972
Extensive description of the Kney organ and three other Ames pipe organs on Ames Historical Society site