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To listen to our vocal choirs, handbell choirs, Modern Worship Team, select musical duets and soloists live during worship,
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At St. Matthew’s, we place tremendous emphasis on music as an important ministry and provide a music program that reaches out to all age groups. Our goals are to build eternal values; develop leaders of worship; teach great anthems and hymns of the church; and instill confidence, self-discipline and the spirit of cooperation in each ensemble member. Join us as we “make a joyful noise” through music!
JOIN A VOCAL CHOIR
The Sanctuary Choir (Adults of all ages):
This choir is for adults of all ages who enjoy singing. They rehearse on Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 PM, and sing for one of the worship services each Sunday. They present special musical performances during morning worship in the Lenten and Advent seasons.
The Chapel Choir (Youth, grades 7-12):
This choir is for youth, Grades 7-12. They rehearse on Sundays, 5-6 PM, just prior to the UMYF snack supper and program. The primary focus of this choir is to lead in worship three times a month. They present a musical each winter.
The Altar Choir (Children, grades 3-6):
This choir is for children grades 3-6. They rehearse on Mondays, 5:15 – 6:00 PM, learning about music and worship, as well as refining their musicianship by learning hymns and anthems. They sing for worship once a month and present a musical each May.
The Wesley Choir (Children grades K-2):
The Wesley Choir is for children, Kindergarten-Grade 2. They rehearse on Mondays, 4:30 – 5:15 PM, learning music through playing instruments, singing and taking part in musical games. They sing monthly for worship and present a musical each May with the Altar Choir.
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 rehearse Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:30 PM and ring for worship once a month. They present occasional concerts in the community, play for weddings, and attend adult handbell festivals.
The Mitchell Ringers (Adults, intermediate-advanced level):
The Mitchell Ringers are adults of all ages and musical abilities that ring on the intermediate/advanced level. They rehearse on Sundays, 6:45-8:30 PM, and ring once a month for worship. They present occasional concerts in the community and attend a handbell festival and retreat.
The Carol Ringers (Youth):
The Carol Ringers are senior high youth with advanced musical and handbell ability. They rehearse on Mondays, 7:30-9:30 PM, and ring 7 times a year in worship. They present concerts in the community and go on a handbell tour each year.
The Celebration Ringers (Youth):
The Celebration Ringers are senior high youth with intermediate level musical ability. They rehearse on Tuesdays, 7:15-9:00 PM, and ring 7 times a year in worship. They present concerts in the community and go on a handbell tour each year.
The Chancel Ringers (Children, grades 5-6):
The Chancel Ringers are children, grades 5-6. They rehearse following the Altar Choir on Mondays, 6:00 – 6:45 PM, ring for worship regularly and participate in a handbell festival each year.
The Praise Ringers (Children, grades 3-4):
The Praise Ringers are made up of children, Grade 4. They rehearse following the Altar Choir on Monday, 6:00 – 6:45 PM, and this year will work on refining their note reading. They ring in worship regularly and participate in a handbell festival each year.
Nancy Cappel, Director of Music Ministries:
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Tammy Freeman, Assistant Handbell Director:
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Abby Madden, Modern Worship Leader:
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Carol Workman, Organist:
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