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 wishes 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. Several ladies in the choir also have their own separate ensemble, the Grace Notes, which sings regularly throughout the year. During the Advent season, the choir presents an annual Service of Lessons and Carols in conjunction with the Santa Lucia Vesper Tea put on by the Pilgrim Lutheran Church Women.

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!

Curt Hanson, Office Manager and Choir Director
Curt Hanson, Office Manager and 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 Hanson's music please visit

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

Samuel Gray, Organist
Samuel Gray, Organist


Samuel is currently the Middle School Choir Teacher at Duluth Edison Charter Schools in Duluth, Minnesota, where he directs the NorthStar Singers, teaches Music Appreciation, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Choirs. In 2015, he completed his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he studied Voice with Dr. Vicki Fingalson and Organ with Dr. Norma Stevlingson. He is also an active recitalist with the Arrowhead AGO chapter. Samuel is also the founder and director of the Superior Lutheran Choir.

Our Pipe Organ

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

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

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