Ministry of Music

About our Choirs
Our Director of Music -   Kyung D'Imperio

When in our music God is glorified,
And adoration leaves no room for pride,
It is as though the whole creation cried:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Music is God's creation. In Luther's words, music "comes from the
sphere of miraculous audible things, just like the word of God". In
response to the gifts of God, we see nothing but God's love for us
and for the world he created and therefore we rejoice and sing.

How oft in making music, we have found
A new dimension in the world of sound,
As worship moved us to a more profound
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Just as fine architecture, stained glass windows, and glowing candles
can hush the noises and dim the glare of our busy world, reminding
us that we are in the house of God, so music can communicate and
express in ways that are beyond our words and our senses. Music can
capture our imaginations and lead us into the mysteries of God and
his gracious will. For Luther, music was a practical art, closely tied to
theology, to be used in the praise of God and in the proclamation of
the Word. When music is cultivated at the highest levels of artistic
excellence, the perfect goodness and wisdom of God are displayed
through this marvelous gift.

So has the Church, in liturgy and song,
In faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
Borne witness to the truth in every tongue:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Music not only functions to stimulate our listening senses, but
is a very important part in our celebration of the worship of God.
Through liturgy and song, music inspires prayer and praise and
enhances the proclamation of the Word. At Our Redeemer, music
and hymns are always carefully chosen to balance, support and
express the theme and texts for the day. Join with us, as we
celebrate our common faith and sing unto the lord a new song.

Let every instrument be tuned for praise;
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise;
And may God give us faith to sing always:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. (LBW 555)

At Our Redeemer, music is an essential part of our life together.
Music breathes the spirit of the world in which we live, and speaks
to us of emotions and thoughts which are close to our daily experiences.
Through music we express human emotion in the light of God's word.

About our Choirs

Our choirs provide musical leadership for our worship, and
music training and fellowship opportunities for our members.
All choirs are entirely volunteer. We welcome all who desire
to make a joyful noise unto the Lord to join with us in singing
and ringing our praises to God.

Carol Choir is for children 3rd  - 6th grade They rehearse  selected Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.  

Youth Choir is students 7th grade and up. They rehearse on selected Wednesdays after Confirmation class.

Senior Choir meets for rehearsal on Sundays after our 9:30 am worship. They sing for worship every Sunday and all festivals.

Redeemer Ringers, for adults and older teens, rehearses on Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. They play from time to time as well as for most festival services.

Our Director of Music -  Kyung D'Imperio

Kyung D'Imperio, Pianist/Organist, is a native of Korea and has performed extensively as a soloist and accompanist on both sides of the world.  She did her undergraduate study in Korea where she was the winner of various national competitions.  She has also performed there in solo recitals and as a soloist with various orchestras.  She received her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music studying with Solomon Mikowsky, where she was the recipient of the Elva Van Gelder Memorial Scholarship.  Kyung has performed recitals in the tri-state area at Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the 94th Street Y in New York City.  She has also been the Music Director in various Churches including the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich and St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Sea Cliff.


Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Seaford, Long Island, New York