LCPC’s instrumental music groups, LCPC Orchestra and Exaultate Ringers are led by conductor Jack D. Lantz and director Kemp Smeal. 

LCPC Orchestra

The LCPC Orchestra leads worship monthly and presents 2-3 concerts annually, alone and with the Chancel Choir. Consisting of over 50 members from the strings, woodwind, brass and percussion families, the orchestra performs the standard classical orchestra literature from Haydn and Mozart to Grieg and Sibelius, as well as hymn and sacred music arrangements.

Become a part of LCPC Orchestra:
Be a part of leading worship on one Sunday per month, making new friends and experiencing how music speaks to the heart and through us to others. This non-auditioned orchestra welcomes all who love to play and, while focusing on the classical repertoire, also provides a wide variety of music from Classical to Praise. Those who have participated in high school or college orchestras will enjoy the close fellowship that this group allows within a large congregation. New members are welcome to join at any time.

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Monthly Sunday services and seasonal concerts

Skills Needed:
The ability to read music, play a musical instrument and an interview with orchestra conductor Jack Lantz.

CONTACT:
Jack D. Lantz
Director, Music & Worship Arts
x223, jack@lacanadapc.org 

Exultate Ringers Handbell Choir

The Exultate Ringers participate in worship approximately once a month. The Ringers play on 5 Octaves of Malmark Bells and 5 Octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes. Handbell music adds distinctive sonority to Sunday worship and to special occasions.

Become a part of Exultate Ringers:
Director and composer Kemp Smeal welcomes musicians and non-musicians to the handbell choir. In this non-auditioned choir, you will have the opportunity to play classical music, gospel pieces and a wide variety of music, both original compositions and transcriptions for handbells . If you can read music and are eager to learn more about ringing handbells and chimes, welcome! 

Time Commitment:
Rehearsals on Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Monthly Sunday services

Skills Needed:
The ability to read music with a strong sense of rhythm, swing bells with both arms and an interview with director, Kemp Smeal.

CONTACT:
Kemp Smeal
Handbell Director
kemp@lacanada.org