Music at Faith Lutheran
Come to worship at Waconia Faith Lutheran, and you are sure to notice many things. Among them: the lavish use of music as an important element of our praise.
Musical talent and our ability to appreciate musical talent in others are among the many gifts we have received from God. Combining music with our worship reminds us of these gifts and inspires us to become closer to God.
And this congregation is truly blessed -- with both a tremendous depth of musical talent as well as a membership that is willing to share their talent to enhance our lives and worship.
Introducing Our Music Programs
@ the Gathering Worship Band
Stephanie Peoples, Director
Kid's Club Choir
Lea Ann Burau, Director
Kay Young, Pianist
Children learn basic singing skill through Christian songs they love. Rehearsals begin on Tuesdays in September 5:30-6:00 p.m. Children sing in worship once a month.
Aaron R. Olson, Director
Shelly Hilgers, Pianist
Faith Choir will sing both traditional and contemporary choral works and will also prepare some pieces with guest soloists. Rehearsals 7:45 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday;s, beginning September. Faith Choir will sing in worship about three times a month, as well as Christmas and Easter.
Faithful Ringers (Hand bell Choir)
Becky Oberlander, Director
Basic hymn arrangements, with the goal of more advanced pieces. Rehearsals from 6:30-7:40 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning September. Hand bell choir participates in worship service once a month and at special times throughout the year.
Introducing Our Music Staff
Mr. Aaron R. Olson
Director Faith Choir
Aaron R. Olson is serving as the interim director of the Faith Choir. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and his Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. Previous to moving to Waconia, Aaron directed the Pilgrim Lutheran Church adult choir in Superior Wisconsin for six years. Aaron is also currently the director of choral activities at Waconia High School where he directs three curricular choir and teaches music theory and history in addition to directing Power Company, Waconia High School’s High voltage show Choir. Aaron, his wife Liz and their two children Emma and Ethan have been members at Faith since 1998.
Ms. Becky Oberlander
Director Faithful Ringers
Ms. Lea Ann Burau
Director Kid's Club Choir
Ms. Stephanie Tatting Peoples
Director @ the Gathering Worship Band