Celebrating the Creative Spirit ….

The Music Ministry at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is a place to deepen your connection with God, explore and strengthen your individual creativity, and celebrate the Creator through the glorious gift of music. Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between — all have a place in the music ministry at Pinnacle. So whether you’re interested in joining one of our ensembles or experiencing the incredible music of the Pinnacle Concert Series, we are sure there is something for you.


Adult Programs

Dr. Sharon A. Hansen, Interim Director of Music and Arts
Brandon Burns, Accompanist

Chancel Choir
Wednesdays: 7:20 – 9:00 pm
Rehearsal Hall or Sanctuary

The Chancel Choir is the primary musical ensemble providing weekly worship leadership. Its role is to lead and encourage congregational singing and to present inspirational anthems of prayer, praise and devotion. In addition to singing at Sunday and special worship services, the choir prepares and presents larger choral works with a variety of instrumental ensembles. Membership in the choir is open to all and registration can be made by contacting Dr. Sharon Hansen.

Pinnacle Pealers
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Sanctuary

Pinnacle Pealers is the adult handbell choir. The choir regularly performs at Sunday worship services and for special events in the community. No previous handbell experience is necessary but the ability to read music and commit to a weekly rehearsal is required. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting contacting Dr. Sharon Hansen.


Children's Ensembles

Brandon Burns, Director
Peggy Purkey, Accompanist
Katherine Talley, Director Elementary & Youth Singing Choirs

Ringing Choirs

Cholla Chimers (Grades 1 & 2)
Wednesdays: 6:00 - 6:35 pm
Sanctuary

Cholla Chimers is the handchime choir for all first and second graders. The group rings for Sunday worship several times throughout the year as well as participates in the Christmas pageant and other special events. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting Brandon Burns.

Canyon Ringers (Grades 3–5)
Wednesdays: 6:40 – 7:15 pm
Sanctuary

Canyon Ringers is the handbell choir for those students in grades 3–5. Some previous ringing experience is a plus but not required to ring in this choir. The group rings for Sunday worship several times throughout the year as well as participates in the Christmas pageant and other special events. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting Brandon Burns.

Singing Choirs

PKC (Pinnacle Kids' Choir,
Pre-K - Grade 2)
Wednesdays: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Rehearsal Hall 

This is the singing choir for children ages 4–7 (Pre-K through Grade 2). In this choir, children will learn beginning vocal and rhythm skills and musicianship through musical games and activities. Students will learn hymns, rounds, and one or two-part songs by ear to sing in the 10am Sunday worship services throughout the year. Cholla Choir also participates in the Christmas pageant, the Christmas Eve Service, and other special events. For more information, contact Katherine Talley.

Canyon Singers (Grades 3–5)
Wednesdays: 6:00–6:35 pm
Rehearsal Hall

This is the singing choir for children in grades 3-5. This choir learns beginning sight-reading, and vocal and rhythm skills through musical activities. Students will also have the opportunity to explore their individual musicianship by singing in small groups, solos and duets. The Canyon Singers sing one or two-part songs in the 10am Sunday morning worship throughout the year, as well as participate in the Christmas pageant, the Christmas Eve Service and other special events. For more information, contact Katherine Talley.


Youth Ensembles

Katherine Talley, Director Elementary & Youth Singing Choirs
Sonja Branch, Director African Drum Ensemble
Peggy Purkey, Accompanist

Sonoran Youth Choir (Grades 6–12)
Sundays: 11:15 - noon
Rehearsal Hall

The Sonoran choir is for enthusiastic students in grades 6-12 who love to sing! This fun, inclusive choir focuses on learning basic vocal technique and cultivating individual singing styles. The choir learns songs of various styles, including Gospel, Classical, Contemporary Christian, Jazz and A cappella, and sings in the morning worship services throughout the year. Though sheet music is used, students are not required to read music. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting Katherine Talley.

Youth Handbell Ensemble (Grades 6–12)
Sundays: 3:15 - 4:00 pm
Sanctuary

Pinnacle's Youth Handbell Ensemble is the ringing group for students in grades 6–12. Some previous ringing or music reading experience is preferred but not required to ring in this ensemble. The group rings for Sunday worship several times throughout the year as well as participates in Christmas Eve and other special events. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting Brandon Burns.

African Drum Ensemble
Sundays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Music Rehearsal Hall

Pinnacle’s African Drum Ensemble provides an exciting instrumental music experience for students in grades 6-12. Students learn drum techniques on a variety of drums, and often compose their own pieces for the ensemble to play in Sunday worship.  Additional information and registration can be made by contacting Sonja Branch.


Pinnacle Concert Series

A Musical Favorite in the High Sonoran Desert
Each year, the Pinnacle Concert Series presents a new season of outstanding performances. For complete information, including ticket pricing and purchases visit the Pinnacle Concert Series web site. (Pinnacle Concerts are held in the Sanctuary unless otherwise noted.)