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St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church places a strong emphasis on music. Our choirs welcome children, youth and adults of all ages and abilities. Music is an integral part of our worship in all our services. Our goals are to build eternal values, use our talents and gifts to worship God, develop leaders of worship, teach the great hymns and anthems of the church, and instill confidence, self-discipline and the spirit of cooperation in each choir member.
JOIN A VOCAL CHOIR
The Sanctuary Choir (Adults of all ages):
The Sanctuary Choir provides vocal music for one worship service every Sunday except July. They present a Christmas Cantata with the Chapel Choir on December 16 with a twelve-piece orchestra. The St. Matthew’s Brothers, a men’s vocal ensemble, entertains at the UMW Christmas Brunch as well as singin worship. The Women’s Ensemble also sing in worship.
They rehearse Thursdays from 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.
The Chapel Choir (Youth, grades 7-12):
The Chapel Choir are youth providing vocal music for one worship service 2-3 times a month. They sing in the Christmas Cantata with the Sanctuary Choir on December 16, 2018 and present a musical March 10, 2019. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. prior to youth groups snack supper.
The Altar Choir (Children, grades 3-6):
The Altar Choir for children in grades 3-6 provides vocal music for worship once each month and in the Family Service on Christmas Eve. They will present a musical on May 19, 2019 with the Wesley Choir. They rehearse 4:45-5:30 p.m. on Mondays.
The Wesley Choir (Children grades K-2):
The Wesley Choir for children in grades K-2 provides vocal music for worship once a month and in the Family Service on Christmas Eve. They will present a musical with the Altar Choir on May 19, 2019. They rehearse from 4:45-5:30 p.m. on Mondays.
The Modern Worship Team (All Ages):
Our Modern Worship Team is made up of singers and instrumentalists of all ages. Participants rotate in to help lead the 9:45 AM worship on Sunday mornings and rehearse on the Thursday before their designated Sunday. Thursday evening rehearsals are from 7:15 – 8:45 PM. Interested in lending your vocal or instrumental talents to this musical team? Contact our Modern Worship Leader.
JOIN A HANDBELL CHOIR
The Peace Ringers (Adults, advanced level):
The Peace Ringers are adults with advanced handbell experience. They ring for worship once a month. They also present occasional concerts in the community, perform at the Kennedy Center in December, play for weddings, and attend handbell festivals. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Mitchell Ringers (Adults, intermediate-advanced level):
The Mitchell Ringers are adults of all ages and musical abilities that ring on an intermediate level. They ring once a month for Sunday worship. They also present occasional concerts in the community and handbell festivals during the year. Rehearsals are on Sundays 6:45-8:30 p.m.
The Carol Ringers (Youth):
The Carol Ringers are youth with advanced musical ability. They ring handbells once a month in worship, perform at the Kennedy Center with the Peace Ringers, and play at the State Department in December. They tour with the Celebration Ringers and will attend a Handbell Festival Conference in Hartford, CT, June 22-July 1, 2019. Rehearsals are on Mondays 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Celebration Ringers (Youth):
The Celebration Ringers are youth with intermediate level musical ability. They ring once a month in worship and present concerts in the community several times a year. They tour with the Carol Ringers June 23-July 1 and will attend a Handbell Festival Conference in Hartford, CT, June 22-July 1, 2019. They rehearse Tuesdays 7:15-9:00 p.m.
The Chancel Ringers (Children, grades 5-6):
The Chancel Ringers are children in grades 5-6. They ring in worship several times each year and in the Family Service on Christmas Eve. They also perform in the “Ring for the Cure” handbell spring concert May 5, 2019. They rehearse from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Mondays.
The Rainbow Ringers (Children, grades 3-4):
The Rainbow Ringers are children in grades 3-4. They ring in worship several times each year and in the Family Service on Christmas Eve. They also perform in the “Ring for the Cure” handbell spring concert in May 5, 2019. They rehearse from 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Mondays.
Nancy Cappel, Director of Music Ministries:
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Tammy Freeman, Assistant Handbell Director:
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Carol Workman, Organist:
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