Choirs & Musical Ensembles

CHOIRS

CHANCEL CHOIR

This adult choir leads the 9:30 am and 11 am Sanctuary worship services, offering a variety of sacred music by classical and contemporary composers.  Choir members have the choice to sing at both services or just one of the 9:30 and 11 am services.  

The Chancel Choir presents major works with orchestral accompaniment for Christmas and in the spring.  Past presentations include the Mozart’s Requiem (2019), Durante’s Magnificat (2019), Vivaldi’s Gloria (2016), Haydn's Mass in Time of War (2016) and Lord Nelson Mass (2018), the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah (2015), selections from Mendelssohn's Christus (2017), Mendelssohn's O Head So Bruised and Wounded (2017), Rutter’s Gloria and Requiem, Brahms Requiem.

Members of the Chancel Choir have sung at Carnegie Hall, under the direction of John Rutter, and sang at Lincoln Center for the world premiere concert of Mark Hayes’ Requiem, with Hayes’ conducting, in May, 2013.

In addition, the Chancel Choir has performed in patriotic concerts with the Arlington Community Band and has presented concerts at the Levitt Pavilion and the Arlington Music Hall.

Rehearsal:  Wednesdays, 7–8:30 pm | Choir Room | Open to all Adults, College Students, and Youth | No audition necessary
Childcare available on request 

Director: Sean Hale

TESTAMENT CHOIR

Testament choir assists in leading worship at the 11 am Revive service every Sunday. Membership in the choir is open to all students in Junior High and High School. Sixth Grade students can join Testament immediately following graduation from Confirmation. There are no try-outs and you don't have to be musically inclined; just come, sing, enjoy the fellowship and worship God through music.  In addition to leading worship musically at the 8:15 service Testament also presents special Advent, Christmas and Easter music for the church each year. They also perform musical programs for the community, and present a concert of music prepared for their annual summer choir tour.

In past years, Testament has traveled Coast-to-Coast from California to Florida and points between including Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, and Washington DC. They have sung onstage at both Disneyland and Disney World, led worship at the Air Force Academy Chapel and on the rim of the Grand Canyon. During these trips, they sing in churches, nursing homes and homeless shelters, visit local attractions, work in mission at food banks and have lots of fun fellowshipping with one another.

Rehearsal: Sundays, 4–5:30 pm | Age: 7th–12th grade | Choir Room

Director: Greg Haugen

Please contact  Greg Haugen for more information.

KIDS CHOIR

Our kids choir program rehearses during the school year and is divided into two choirs that incorporate all styles of sacred music from contemporary to traditional with singing and playing instruments. It is our goal that children begin to learn the joy of worship through music.  The choirs sing 2-3 times each semester for the 11:00 Sanctuary service, Revive worship, and the 4:00 Christmas Eve service. Registration is free and may be done online, in the church office, or by contacting Janie Johnson, Director of Children's Music.

Sundays | 10:25-10:55 | Grades K-2 in Room 212 | Grades 3-6 in Room 214
Directors: Janie Johnson, Gerry Gray, and Melanie Hamberlin     


ORCHESTRAS

YOUTH/CHANCEL ORCHESTRA

Open to 7th–12th grade students who play string, woodwind, or brass instruments. This ensemble plays in the 8:15 Sanctuary morning worship service once a month during the school year.  While this is primarily a youth orchestra, we do invite adults who have kept up their instrumental skills and can help mentor the youth as they grow in their instruments.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays | 5:50–6:50 pm | Sanctuary

Directors: Sean Hale and Arthur Busby

CHANCEL ORCHESTRA

This full orchestra plays for major works with the Chancel Choir for Christmas and in the spring.  Musicians who would like to participate should contact Sean Hale 

Rehearsal: Scheduled as needed.

Director: Sean Hale
Assistant Director: Arthur Busby


BANDS

CENTER313

Center313 leads the 11 am Revive worship service. This group presents popular contemporary Christian music as well as original compositions and performs in special programs at the church and in the community.

Rehearsal: Wednesdays | 7 pm | Great Hall 
Director: Greg Haugen

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