director of music
photo by Amanda Jean Kowalski
We are blessed to have the multi-talented Mike Effenberger directing our music ministry here at Second Christian Church.
An extraordinarily gifted musician, Mike is an accomplished jazz pianist, keyboardist and, although he tries to keep it a secret, an excellent accordion player! Sometimes he'll even treat us by bringing in his vintage Hammond B-3.
A fixture in the Seacoast music scene, Mike plays in numerous area ensembles, ranging from gospel, New Orleans jazz, funk, alternative rock as well as jazz standards and not-so-standards. Mike is a remarkably good humored teacher who works us hard to make our choir sound really good!
Music at Second Christian is a blend of the traditional hymns many of us grew up with as well as a healthy portion of more contemporary hymnody which gives expression to our faith in language that speaks to us today.
Our adult choir sings almost weekly from September to June, and we are blessed by a number of guest musicians who come in to share their gifts with us from time to time.
There's always a folder and a seat in the choir loft for YOU! No experience is necessary. We rehearse Wednesdays at 6:30 and Sunday mornings at 9:00. You are invited to come and make a joyful noise with us!