Music Ministry

Make a Joyful Noise!

Individuals of all ages and musical abilities are invited to participate in this calling.

Adults and Intergenerational

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal Thursdays, 7:30-9pm
Jonathan Giblin, director

 

Fairfax UMC’s Chancel Choir is our traditional adult choir that participates weekly during the 9:30am worship service. The Chancel Choir performs a wide range of works from classical favorites to contemporary masterpieces. Open to singers of all abilities, the Chancel Choir presents concerts of special music throughout the year. New members are always welcome, no audition is required.

Open Doors Music Team

Rehearsal Thursdays, 7-8pm
Chris Burke, contact

 

The Open Doors Music Team leads music for the 11:15am Open Doors Worship Service. In addition to providing leadership during the congregational singing, this group of singers and instrumentalists offers special music on a weekly basis. The music team is always looking for individuals who sing and play instruments (guitar, bass, piano, djembe, etc.).

Bellissimo Ringers

Rehearsal Mondays, 6:30-8pm
Larry Burke, director

 

Handbell music is a rich part of our music ministry at Fairfax UMC. Our ringers perform several times throughout the year and frequently participate in concerts, festivals, and workshops. Emphasis is placed on developing technique for all levels of ability from beginners to highly experienced ringers. Our Bellissimo Ringers is an intergenerational ensemble open to both adults and youth (grade 7 and above).

Children

Register online here. (Paper forms may also be found in the church Narthex/lobby and the music wing.)
Rachel Ackerman, Associate Director of Music

Hosanna Choir (Grades K-2)

Rehearsal Sundays, 3:30-4:15pm
Room 216 (Choir Room)

 

Music reading skills are introduced and refined through guided activities. Opportunities for singing worship include Christmas Eve, Mother’s Day and the Spring Musical. Kindergarten students who join this group should have some musical experience.

Alleluia Choir (Grades 3-6)

Rehearsal Sundays, 2:30-3:30pm
Room 216 (Choir Room)

 

Basic musicianship skills are refined and strengthened as the children sing in worship several times a year. Opportunities for singing in worship include Christmas Eve, Mother’s Day and the Spring Musical.

 

Joyful Noise Ringers: Handbell Choir (Grades 3-6)

Rehearsal Sundays, 3:30-4:15pm
Room 215 (Bell Room)

 

Joyful Noise Ringers is a great opportunity for children to enhance their music literacy skills and increase their musical independence in an ensemble setting. The children play in worship several times a year.