Music at Fairmount

With Christmas approaching, we will have a full plate. The Bell Choir is already planning their appearance at the Botanical Garden, and the Crescendo Choir has anthems planned for early in December and Christmas Eve. On Sunday, December 17, at 11:00 worship, the Adult Choir will perform Hugo Distler’s short cantata “A Little Advent Music,” based on the Lutheran chorale “Savior of the Nations, Come” for choir, narrator, organ, flute, oboe and violin. Distler (1908-1942) was one of the martyrs of World War II. As a church musician he was persecuted by the Nazis, and in 1942 he received a conscription notice for the German army. As a pacifist, he took his own life rather than participate in war. In a bitter irony, the day after Distler’s death, his family received a letter exempting the composer from military service due to his cultural contributions. 

Christmas Eve will bring musical contributions from all of our groups, and will feature familiar and some perhaps not so familiar choral works.

Fairmount Choirs

Read below about our Fairmount Adult Choir, Crescendo Choir and Handbell Choirs!

  • Fairmount Choir

    The Fairmount Choir performs on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am worship service, and for several others events here at Fairmount throughout the year. Fairmount Choir rehearses Thursday nights at 7:30pm. 

  • Crescendo Choir

    Crescendo Choir for children 1st-8th grade Thursday Nights 5:30-6:45

    Email Barb Lang at, to sign up for emails and to get more information.


    Rewards: spiritual growth, community involvement, friendship, confidence, musicianship, develop a good singing voice, vocal and instrumental ensemble experience, and FUN!

  • Fairmount Bellchoir

    The Fairmount Bellchoir is a group of roughly 14 ringers. We’re always looking for more to join us as we have a full 5 octaves of handbells and 4 octaves of handchimes! We affectionately call ourselves the “Ding-a-Lings” as we like to make beautiful music, but also have fun.  The only prerequisite for joining is the ability to read music and we welcome all to join “our team”.  We currently rehearse Sunday mornings, from 9:00-10:00 am in the Undercroft of the church, and play roughly once a month.  In addition, we are often asked to play during the holidays at venues around the city, such as Severance Hall (pre-Christmas Concert entertainment) and  the Botanical Garden (“Glow”).  For more information, please contact Amy K. Carlson, Handbell Director, at 216.978.7445 or via email,