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

David Allen, Director of Ministries in Music and Arts
Brandon Burns, Accompanist

Bella Voce Women’s Ensemble
Wednesdays: 
6:00 – 6:50 pm
Rehearsal Hall

Bella Voce is our women’s ensemble. This new ensemble will sing regularly in church and for special events in the community. This four-part ensemble (SSAA) will cover a variety of classical and contemporary styles and open to all women who enjoy singing. Additional information and registration can be made by contacting  David Allen.

Chancel Choir
Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Rehearsal Hall

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 David Allen.

Chamber Singers
Wednesdays: 8:30 – 9:15 pm
Rehearsal Hall

Chamber Singers is an auditioned group that sings an expanded repertoire of more challenging music. This group sings at least four Sundays in the fall and spring and for events such as Celebration of Christmas and Holy Week. Additional information for this group can be made by contacting David Allen.

Pinnacle Pealers
Sundays: 2:30 - 3:30 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 David Allen.


Children's Ensembles

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

Ringing Choirs

Cholla Chimers (Grades 1 & 2)
Sundays: 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Fellowship Hall Room 2

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)
Sundays: 11:30 – 12:00 pm
Fellowship Hall Room 2

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

Pre-K
11:30-12:00 on Sundays
Fellowship Hall - Rm 3

For more information, contact David Allen.


PKC (Pinnacle Kids' Choir,
Kindergarten - Grade 2)
Sundays: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Rehearsal Hall

This is the singing choir for children ages 5–7 (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)
Sundays: 12:00 – 12:30 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

Sonoran Youth Choir (Grades 6–12)
Sundays: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
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: 4:45 – 5:30 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.


Intergenerational Ensemble

Sonja Branch, Director African Drum Ensemble

Steel Drums/African Drums
Sundays: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Sanctuary

This new and exciting ensemble will have you playing island style in no time! Members will learn a variety of musical styles including calypso, reggae, and the samba. In addition to performing on the pan, members will study the history of Trinidad and how the pan was created. The fall will be spent concentrating on steel drums exclusively and in the spring Africa Drums will be introduced in addition to more Steel Drumming.   Ages 6 - Adults. 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.)