The music ministry at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church is well known throughout Omaha and is a vibrant and vital aspect of our worship services and special events. Our music ministry includes children, youth, and adult choirs, bells, strings, brass, woodwinds, and our historic 47 rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, providing unique opportunities for all ages to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through the gift of sacred music.
Our Adult Choir sings most Sundays at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.worship services, as well as throughout the year for festive liturgies. Through sacred works and festive hymns, our adult choir provides life and energy to our many worship services. Rehearsals are held Sundays at 7:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.. Additional rehearsals are held on the first Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact Barb Carlsen, Director of Music and Fine Arts, in the church office at 402-341-7761 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School and Middle School Youth Choir
The Kountze Middle School/High School Youth Choir welcomes all youth in grades 6-12! Youth Choir offers a special place to sing praises to God and share His word through song while growing in faith, working on vocal and musical skills, serving those around us, and having a lot of fun! In addition to sharing at many Sunday services, the Youth Choir often sings at the Thanksgiving Eve service, Candlelight Carol Service, Ash Wednesday service, and also joins the Adult Choir for Easter Sunday services.
At recent Pentecost services, the Kountze Youth Choir collaborated with the Omaha Burundi Choir, joining in song and dance! In 2016 the Youth Choir shared We Are Called; a service of anthems, congregational hymns, instrumental music, scripture, and poetic readings, all led by the youth of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. In 2018 the ensemble presented Lift Up Your Voice and With Us Sing! We love to sing and we hope that you will join us as we joyfully proclaim the message of God’s Amazing love! If you are interested in participating or have questions please contact Janet Campbell at Janet@kmlchurch.org or the church office at 402-341-7761.
New Lutheran Youth Choir of the Omaha Area – Rehearsals and Program at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church! Click here for more information.
Our Joyful Sounds Children’s Choir rehearses on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. and then join their parents in time for Communion. The choir usually sings for Worship once a month.
Brass, string, and woodwind ensembles compliment the music ministries at Kountze Memorial and play during many of our worship services throughout the year. If you are interested in playing, contact Barb Carlsen in the church office at 402-341-7761 or by email: email@example.com.
Historic Aeolian-Skinner Organ
Built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. of Boston, Massachusetts in 1949 and originally dedicated on Oct. 15, 1950, our organ commemorates the sacrifice made by Kountze’s members in the Armed Forces. It is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the country containing 46 ranks and some 3,000 pipes. A $1.1 million refurbishment and chamber expansion was completed in late 2014. Dedicatory organ concerts were held throughout 2015 that welcomed guest organists from around the country. Today, our historic organ continues to provide beautiful sacred music for our weekly worship services. Click HERE to learn more about our historic organ.