Pilgrim’s Musical Tradition
Music can inspire, it can add joy and enthusiasm, it can celebrate and it can confer moments of comfort and solace in the seasons of our lives. Music has always been a part of Pilgrim.
Beginning with a small piano and a few eager voices in the tiny building that was its first church home more than 50 years ago, Pilgrim has welcomed and encouraged many kinds of music. To this day the congregation continues that sense of musical adventure. In fact Pilgrim is particularly well known for its diverse musical offerings.
Along with the traditional hymns that have cheered and comforted Christians for centuries, Pilgrim presents a myriad of musical moments in its services. Although people come from many places to make music at Pilgrim, the church has also been able to draw heavily from the talent of its own congregation. Ideas for new musical groups are continually surfacing as older, more established groups make room. Perhaps it is this that has caused Pilgrim to be a clapping church. Beautiful music is often applauded in a spontaneous burst of appreciation for this great gift from God.
Pilgrim’s current space is especially conducive to the lovely sounds of music well played and sung. The sounds of the great organ are as meaningful as the strains of guitar music or drums. We encourage you to enjoy this part of Pilgrim’s ministry and if you are interested, also to participate.