The congregation rejoices in the wonder and beauty of the Word proclaimed through song, sound, rhythm and ritual. Festival days are often punctuated by the sounds of strings, brass, and drums. Members and friends of the congregation are welcome to participate in string and brass ensembles that are formed to play from time to time. Luther Memorial uses a variety of musical settings to the Eucharist, primarily settings 3, 4 and 5 from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, and Franz Schubert’s “German Mass.”
Luther Memorial’s music program is led by Bruce Bengtson, who has served as the director of music since 1978. An award-winning choral director and organist, Bruce leads several choirs and instrumental ensembles. Music educator Ann McDermott conducts the training choir for children in K-2nd grade.