Music Ministries

Prince of Peace celebrates the musical talents of our members and provides outlets for these abilities.

Music Ministries

Prince of Peace celebrates the musical talents of our members and provides outlets for these abilities. We have a wide range of musical ensembles that welcome children and adult singers and instrumentalists.

Music is a meaningful expression of the scriptures and theologies of the church. Through our music we can reflect on and “live” those texts in new and exciting ways.  From the music of Martin Luther and J. S. Bach to current composers, the Lutheran Church has welcomed music that reflects the thoughts and beliefs of the church.

Through music, God’s spirit “lives” in all of us. We all have our favorite hymns and styles of music, but new musical pieces are constantly being created as people explore new ways to experience the Word. Through these new pieces we are given the opportunity to have new favorites.

Read the bios of our Music Ministry Staff here.


Chancel Choir

SingersAdults and High School Youth, all voices welcome.
DirectorKathy Tunseth, 651-484-4144
Sings at worshipThree Sundays per month
RehearsalsWednesday evenings, from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
(Nursery available for Choir members from 7:20 to practice end.)
CommitmentSingers can commit to one or more terms:
Fall: September – December
Winter: January – March
Spring: April – May

Bells of Peace Hand Bell Choir

RingersAdults and High School Youth, no ringing experience necessary but must be able to read music.
DirectorKathy Tunseth, 651-484-4144
RehearsalsWednesday evenings, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Rings at worshipOne Sunday per month

Alleluia Choir

SingersPreschool through Grade 2
DirectorsLaurel Cederberg and Liz Ericksen
Class TimesSundays 9:40 a.m. during Education Hour
PurposeAn opportunity for youngest voices to have fun singing together.
ContactAny Children’s Ministry Leader

Sunday School Children’s Choir

SingersGrades 3 through 6
DirectorMelissa Burke
Rehearsals Sundays 9:40 a.m. during Education Hour in the 3rd/4th grade Sunday school room
Sings at worshipApproximately once a month.
ContactMelissa Burke at 651-387-9277

Lightshine Choir — Jr./Sr. High

SingersGrades 7 through 12
DirectorMilt Warkentien, 651-635-9834
RehearsalsWednesdays 7:00  p.m.
Sings at worshipOnce a month

Instrumental Ensembles – Brass, Percussion, Strings, and Woodwinds

Instrumentalists4th Grade — Adults
Director & ContactMilt Warkentien, 651-635-9834
RehearsalsUsually Wednesday 7:15 p.m.
Plays at worshipOnce a month

Worship Team – Helps Lead the Band-led Worship Services

Singers and InstrumentalistsMiddle School through Adults
DirectorMilt Warkentien, 651-635-9834
RehearsalsWednesday Evenings or Saturday mornings
Leads worshipOnce a month

Music News

Music to Brighten Your Day

Music to Brighten Your Day

Prince of Peace is blessed to have a number of gifted musicians connected to our community of faith. Included here are a number of recordings that have been included in our worship services. We give thanks for each composer, arranger, vocalist and musician for sharing...

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Prince of Peace Masterworks

Prince of Peace Masterworks

Gloria by John Rutter April 19 at the 10:45 am worship Please make plans to join the Prince of Peace Chancel Choir, Seasonal Singers, the choir of Path of Grace United Methodist Church and guest musicians Copper Street Brass, organist Dr. David Fienen and timpanist...

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Join the Choir for Masterworks

Join the Choir for Masterworks

An Exciting Masterworks for Spring 2020! You are cordially invited to join Chancel Choir as we begin to prepare this year’s Masterwork, John Rutter’s Gloria! We will be presenting this moving cantata with the choir of Path of Grace Methodist Church and the Copper...

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