“Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song, for He hath done marvelous things. His right hand and His holy arm hath gotten Him the victory.” (Ps. 98:1-2)
Singing is simply a part of who we are at Mount Hope Lutheran School. We start the day singing in chapel each morning. We end each week with a hymn sing. The students have choir daily. We have a rich musical heritage in the Lutheran Church, especially in our hymns, and we embrace it wholeheartedly. Mount Hope Lutheran School has several choirs:
Kammerchor (KAH-mer-core; German for “chamber choir”) is an audition choir for 3rd-12th grades and is conducted by Miss Engwall. In addition to learning to sing parts to more complex hymns, students in Kammerchor learn to sing choir settings from such famous composers as Johann Sebastian Bach and Michael Praetorius.
Chorale is the alternate choir for students in 3rd-12th grades and is conducted by Mr. Hahn and Miss Hahn. Students in Chorale learn to sing in parts, learn to hold their parts while hearing other parts around them, and sing increasingly difficult hymn settings.
Choristers is for students in K-2nd and is conducted by Miss Engwall. Students learn to match pitch, follow a conductor, listen to those around them, and stay together while singing hymn melodies.
MHLS Choir is for the whole school and is conducted by Miss Engwall and Mr. Hahn.
The school choirs sing for services at Mount Hope and Trinity Lutheran Churches, Schmeckfest, the Concert Dinner, and the Spring Concert.
Below are recordings of pieces that the choirs have sung. Click the play button to listen on this page, or click the three dots to download an mp3. The teachers have written school newsletter articles about some of the hymns and composers. Click the links below to learn more.
Lord Jesus, Thou Art Going Forth (MHLS Choir) – Learn more about this hymn
Wie Schön Leuchtet (How Lovely Shines), arr. Praetorius (Kammerchor)
All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night (Choristers)
Rejoice, Rejoice Believers, arr. Praetorius (Kammerchor)
O Christ, Our True and Only Light (MHLS Choir) – Learn more about this hymn
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (MHLS Choir)
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice, stanza 5 (Choristers)
Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide (Chorale) – Learn more about this hymn
Non Moriar, arr. Luther⇗ (Kammerchor) – Learn more about this choral piece
Lamb of God, Pure and Holy (MHLS Choir)
Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart (MHLS Choir) – Learn more about this hymn
How Lovely Shines the Morning Star (MHLS Choir) – Learn more about this hymn