Music Department

RCB’s music department is proud to offer opportunities for anyone to be involved with music.

We have six choirs ranging in age from  4 to 95, handbell choirs for 5th grade-adult, and a world-class concert series both on our own and in partnership with Concordia Conservatory. Hymns, diverse choral repertoire – from medieval to modern – and use of our fabulous Austin Organ, Op. 2804 define our worship style.

For more information about all of these options, please continue to explore the music section of this website!

S T A F F

Caitlin Dowling

Caitlin joined RCB as Director of Music and Liturgy in March of 2020. She oversees the entire music department and directs the youth and adult choirs.

Dr. Cameron Wentz

Cameron joined RCB as Associate Director of Music & Organist in August of 2022. He accompanies the choirs and directs the handbell choirs.

We love music at The Reformed Church!

All are invited to join one of our many ensembles which are organized according to age and skill level (see below). We also host an annual concert series featuring accomplished musicians performing in a variety of styles.

 To register for any of our choirs, please use our online form. Questions? Contact Caitlin or Cameron.

 Please read our Covid-19 guidelines here, which includes information about choirs and all programs. 

C H O I R S   A T   R C B

To register for our choirs,  click below.  

Questions?  Please contact us below.

Adult Choirs

Chancel Choir

Adults

Wednesdays 7:30 – 9pm

Adults of all ages are invited to join this dedicated group of volunteers and professional section leaders. Chancel Choir leads music at the 10:30 AM Sunday worship services  September through May, and extra services and concerts throughout the year. 

RCB Schola

Professional Octet

Schedule TBD

This group is comprised of auditioned, professional singers that participate in various capacities throughout the church year. 

 

Youth Choirs

Chapel Choir

6th – 8th grade

Wednesdays 5:30 – 6pm

Cathedral Choir

4th – 6th Grade

Wednesdays 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Kirksingers

9th – 12th grade

Mondays 5:15 – 6 :00 p.m. 

Carol Choir

1st – 3rd Grade

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Cherub Choir

Pre-K through Kindergarten

Wednesdays 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

H A N D B E L L S   A T   R C B

A tradition at RCB for over 40 years, our handbell program offers instruction for ringers for several age groups. To register for any of our choirs, please click the button below. 

Questions? Email Cameron

Adult Handbells

Matin Ringers

Adults

Mondays 10 – 11am

Adults of all ages are invited to join, no experience necessary! 

 

Concert Ringers

Adults

Wednesdays 10 – 11:30pm

 

Youth Handbells

Kirk Ringers

9th – 12th Grade

Sundays 2 – 3pm

This group occasionally rings in worship and participates in the Christmas and Spring handbell concerts. 

 

Whitechapel Ringers

6th – 8th Grade

Sundays 1 – 2pm

This group occasionally participates in worship and participates in the Christmas and Spring handbell concerts.

 

Calvin Ringers

New 5th – 6th Graders

Sundays 12:30 – 1pm

New bell players learn to ring together and perform at the Christmas and Spring handbell concerts.

 

I N S T R U M E N T S

The Organ

The Austin organ at Reformed Church is 4 manuals and 90 ranks. Currently under refurbishment by Austin, it was originally built by Schantz in the 1950’s. The organ will begin being reinstalled in Fall 2022 with completion expected in Spring 2023. More information can be found at the Austin website.

https://www.austinorgans.com/linkabledocuments/2804Brochure.pdf

C O N C E R T   S E R I E S 

MUSIC @ RCB

The in-house concert series of The Reformed Church features varied artists of the highest caliber in our many performance spaces.

2023-24 Season: All Concerts take place in the Sanctuary

Sept. 15th, 7pm – Organ Dedication Concert #1 (Renée Anne Louprette)

Oct. 20th, 7pm – Organ Dedication Concert #2 (Janet Yieh)

Nov. 5th, 5pm – Choral Evensong for All Saints

Nov. 17th, 7pm – Organ Dedication Concert #3 (Emily Caitlin Dowling)

Dec. 3rd, 5pm – Christmas Bell Concert

Dec. 10th, 5pm – Christmas Gift Service

Dec. 17th, 5pm – Messiah Sing Along

Jan. 26th, 7pm – Organ Dedication Concert #4 (Jack Mitchener)

Mar. 8th, 7pm – Organ Dedication Concert #5 (David Enlow)

May 5th, 5pm – Choir Festival

May 17th, 7pm – Final Organ Dedication Concert (Patrick Scott)