CHOIRS & ENSEMBLES
The Ministry of Music serves the congregation through leadership in Christian worship, education, outreach, and fellowship, and represents the congregation through musical witness to the community. Music has always provided the people of God a natural and satisfying way to express their praises. The Ministry of Music assists every member of the congregational family in presenting an offering of praise, and it provides training and fellowship for those who use their musical gifts as choir members and instrumentalists.
You are invited to share your gifts and be a part of the Ministry of Music.
For a current rehearsal schedule of all the groups, see the calendar listing in the weekly bulletin. Persons wishing to join the Chancel Choir, or Bell Choir should contact Julie Vidrick Evans, Director of Music at 202-363-2202 x 33 to determine the best placement. Instrumentalists and those in other related arts are encouraged to let Julie know of their availability.
THE CHANCEL CHOIR
Chancel Choir rehearses weekly and sings every Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. worship service. Additional singing includes special Christmas and Holy Week services and several concerts featuring major cantatas or oratorios accompanied by orchestra, sometimes combining with another choir. The Chancel Choir studies and performs a cross-section of music from all periods, from ancient plainsong to the most contemporary music.
FIRST SERVICE SINGERS
The First Service Singers is a vocal ensemble that leads music in during our 9:15 a.m. service. The ensemble features a more contemporary style of music during worship.
Carol Choir (Kindergarten through second graders) rehearses each week and sings at worship services approximately once a month. Choristers learn the basics of rhythm and melody, learn simple hymns and anthems and learn to match pitches and project the tone.
revelations guitar group
Junior Choir (third through fifth grade) rehearses each week and sings at worship services approximately once a month. Choristers learn about rhythms, melodies, music notation, and form. Part-singing is introduced through rounds; hymns and anthems appropriate to this age level are taught; tone quality is developed. The Junior Choir sings for one or two other special programs, sometimes including an outside engagement.