Music Ministry

Music is an integral part of worship at Benson Memorial. It is a way to express praise and thanksgiving to God. In addition to congregational singing of traditional and contemporary hymns, the worship services include classical and gospel sacred anthems presented by the Adult Choir, soloists, and ensembles. Special music is provided for both worship services on Sunday. Benson Memorial has a children’s choir, youth and adult chime choirs, and a brass ensemble. The music programming also includes guest musicians, special concerts, and more. Musical talent abounds and new members are always welcomed. Please contact Director of Music Mary Elizabeth Hearn.

Our Music Programs

SPECIAL NOTE: As an act of love and care for our community, the church buildings are closed as of Monday, March 30, in observance of the Wake County Stay-At-Home order. Our music rehearsals are not meeting on campus at this time.

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir meets weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m., and we invite you to join us. New voices are always needed and welcomed. Music brings such joy and satisfaction to our lives. As music is one of God’s many gifts, could you imagine life without it? Come and experience the joy of singing with us. Please contact Director Anne Jenkins.

Chancel Chimes

This group is open to teens and adults who are interested in playing hand chimes in an instrumental ensemble. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. The group plays in worship services once a month. Chancel Chimes meets from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary from September to early May. Contact Director Jennifer Riggert.

Joyful Noise Choir

Our Children’s Choir meets on the second and fourth Sundays immediately following the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Children ages 3 through 5th grade are welcome. Rehearsals begin in September (date to be announced soon). Please contact Director Karyn Bryant.

Instrumental Ensemble

Comprised of teen and adult string, woodwind and brass players, this group plays in worship services once a month. Those who played in school are encouraged to dust off their instruments and rekindle their skills for God’s glory. Rehearsals are every other Monday, 5:00 p.m., September through May. Contact Director Jennifer Riggert.