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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!

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Peace Ringers, directed by Nancy Cappel

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Celebration Ringers, directed by Tammy Freeman

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Carol Ringers, directed by Nancy Cappel

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, 4:45 – 5:30 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, 4:45 – 5:30 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, 5:30 – 6:15PM, ring for worship regularly and participate in a handbell festival each year.

The Rainbow Ringers (Children, grades 3-4):

The Rainbow Ringers are made up of children, Grade 3 and 4. They rehearse following the Altar Choir on Monday, 5:30-6:15 PM, and this year will work on refining their note reading. They ring in worship regularly and participate in a handbell festival each year.

Peace Ringers at the Kennedy Center

Peace Ringers at the Kennedy Center

Carol Ringers at the Kennedy Center

Carol Ringers at the Kennedy Center

 

CONTACT:

Nancy Cappel, Director of Music Ministries:
ncappel@stmatthewsumc.org / 703-978-3500

Tammy Freeman, Assistant Handbell Director:
tfreeman@stmatthewsumc.org / 703-978-3500

Carol Workman, Organist:
cworkman@stmatthewsumc.org / 703-978-3500