music ministry

Music is a big part of Mount Olivet's worship and community experiences. All our worship services are led by outstanding groups of musicians, whether it's our Organist and Chancel Choir or one of our contemporary worship bands.

We host benefit concerts throughout the year through our Higher Grounds music series, featuring well-known Twin Cities musicians and bands.

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The Music Teams

Chancel choir

Made up of adults of all ages and musical abilities, the Chancel Choir sings regularly for 9 am Sunday worship, occasionally for    10:45 am worship, and for special holiday services.

The Choir anchors the annual Advent Concert, held the second weekend of December. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:15 pm. No audition is required and new members are always welcome!

Children's Choir

The REJOICE! Children's Choir shares their musical gifts during Holy Week in the spring, and several times during Advent season. We rehearse on Sundays at 10 am and welcome 1st through 4th graders.

  • October 27 - December 8 // 10-11 AM

  • Singing for the Advent Concert on Sunday, December 8 during worship.


Our Gathering Team is an auditioned ensemble that leads the 10:45 am worship service, made up of a combination of amateur and professional musicians.


The Oasis Band is another auditioned ensemble that leads the 6 pm Wednesday worship service playing a mix of current contemporary music.

handBell Choir

The Bell Choir plays shares their musical gifts during the Advent & Easter seasons.  Rehearsals are on Sundays at noon and begin 6 weeks prior to each performance.

  • November 3 - December 8 // 12-1:30 PM

  • Performance during the Advent Concert on Sunday, December 8 during worship