Music & Arts

Music at Olivet

Our Music Director and Organist is Dr. Stephen Hamilton. Music in worship at Olivet is from a variety of time periods and styles, with a strong emphasis on that which is well-crafted, has a spiritually and poetically rich text, and stands the test of time.  As we celebrate our identity as God’s children and our heritage in the Reformed Protestant tradition, we also seek to embrace hymns and songs that have special relevance for our hurting world and reflect the diversity and inclusiveness of the universal church and of God’s creation.  Whatever we do musically — whether it’s a psalm, a Bach cantata, or a gospel song — we believe in doing it well, offering our very best to God.

Read more about our Dobson organ here.

Choir

Olivet’s choir is directed by our Music Director, Dr. Stephen Jon Hamilton. Choir members are dedicated volunteers who rehearse weekly to lead the singing of the congregation and provide choral music during worship. Other musical events include Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve and larger choral works for the liturgical year.

Featured Artists

Olivet’s charming English Cottage-style building and surrounding a garden courtyard make it an ideal setting for engaging life and faith through art. Olivet hosts art shows for artist-members and professional artists throughout the year. Art workshops inspire amateur artists to try a new form of expression, and art shows have even featured children’s artwork.

Special Music

Classically-trained musician-members of the congregation include string, wind and brass artists who play and teach throughout the Twin Cities. With excellent acoustics, Olivet’s sanctuary is sought out by numerous local chamber music groups who often share music during worship, and offer discounted concert tickets to Olivet members.

Practice Space

With excellent acoustics and charming English Cottage-style building and garden courtyard, Olivet is a wonderful practice and performance setting with a variety of spaces available.