Music at Pilgrim

The most important musicians every Sunday are the members of our congregation who join us to lift up our voices to God. Whether you are joining in praise, worship, lament or despair, God wants to hear your voice.

Pilgrim Choir

The Pilgrim Lutheran Church Choir is an adult ensemble of approximately twenty singers. The choir is open to any interested singer high school age and older, without audition, who enjoys part-singing to the glory of God.

The full PLC Choir sings for worship services from September – May.

Are you a Musician?
Pilgrim is consistently growing and recognizing that the church in the 21st Century is different than the previous century. We welcome all talents and abilities to join us in creating music of worship and connection, whether wanting to be in the choir - sing or play for special music or join a small ensemble to lead a hymn, we welcome all!

Lorelei Zimmerman, Music Coordinator
Lorelei Zimmerman, Music Coordinator


Lorelei Zimmerman grew up in Rosendale, WI and attended school at UW-Green Bay where she received a Bachelor of Music, emphasis in piano. She taught general music and piano lessons at Unity Elementary School in Balsam Lake, WI for a year and a half. This past summer she moved to Duluth to be close to her fiancé, Noah Holland. They will be getting married in early November this year. Lorelei plays piano, organ, clarinet, and ukulele. Her summer goal is to learn some more chords on the guitar. Faith is a big part in Lorelei’s life and she is excited to continue sharing the musical gifts God has blessed her with. Lorelei will be attending graduate school at UMD where she will be working towards a Master’s Degree in Music Education.

Curt Hanson, Choir Director
Curt Hanson, Choir Director


Curtis Hanson has been choir director since February 2001 continuing Pilgrim’s strong musical heritage. He is a professional musician, voice teacher, singer, conductor, and published composer. His biography has been published in Who’s Who in America and Who's Who in American Education. To view, hear, and purchase any of Curt Hanson's music please visit the Sheet Music Link.

Interested singers who would like to join the Pilgrim Choir family are welcome to contact the church office.

Our Pipe Organ

Reuter Co. Opus 1782 (installed 1972, completed 1973)

For more information about the pipe organ with pictures click on this link:  Pipe Organ

Organ Info

Principal 8
Bourdon 8
Spillflöte 4
Octave 4
Fifteenth 2
Mixture II
Trumpet 8 (Swell)

Swell (enclosed)
Rohrflöte 8
Viola 8
Viole Celeste 8

Principal 4
Nachthorn 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Principal 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Trompette 8

Bourdon 16
Rohr Quintaton 16 (Swell)
Octave 8
Bourdon 8
Choral Bass 4
Bourdon 4
Contre Trompette 16 (Swell)

Great to Great 4
Swell to Great 8
Swell to Great 4
Tremolo (Swell)
Swell to Swell 16
Swell Unison Off
Swell to Swell 4
Great to Pedal 8
Great to Pedal 4
Swell to Pedal 8
Swell to Pedal 4
Swell Pedal
Crescendo Pedal