The Gloria Dei music ministry honors the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran church, with an emphasis on full congregational singing led by strong choirs, instrumentalists and the robust support of the pipe organ and grand piano. It also broadens our worship by drawing from the music of other cultures, presenting us with fresh images of the holy and challenging us to meet the contemporary issues we face as a 21st century church.

Music Director Tim Strand is happy to answer your questions by email or phone, 651-699-1378.

2023 Organ Dedication and Recital

2021 Gift of Music Recital

2020 Gift of Music Recital

Do you have a musical gift you would like to share? Please consider joining one of our music programs below.


Chancel Choir
The Gloria Dei Chancel Choir leads our congregation in worship services throughout the year. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Directed by Tim Strand.

Matins Singers
The Matins Singers perform one Sunday each month at the 8:15 a.m. service. Rehearsal is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the performance. Directed by Tim Strand.

Children’s Choirs

Alleluia is Gloria Dei’s choir for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade that sings at Sunday worship several times a tear. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 5-5:45 p.m.

Schola Cantorum (which means “singing school” in Latin) is Gloria Dei’s choir for children in 3rd- 6th grades. Schola sings once or twice a month throughout the choir season from September through May. Singers also learn to play percussion instruments and choir chimes. Rehearsals are from 5-5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays.