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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
Tommy Webster, 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.

Men of Message

Rehearsal Mondays, 7:30pm
Tommy Webster, director


This gospel quartet rehearses on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Choir Room. Men of Message leads in worship about every two months as well as singing in the community.

Bellissimo Ringers

Rehearsal Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Tommy Webster, 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).

Youth Handbells Choir

Grades 7-12

All youth  are invited on Sunday evenings from 5:15 to 6:00pm to ring bells. Although it is helpful, it doesn’t matter if you can read music. The group meets in the Choir Room. Each student is assigned their own table and is not sharing bells and tables are placed 6 or more feet apart. Please wear your mask. Hope to see you and bring a friend! If interested, please contact Tommy Webster or phone 703-591-3120 x117.

Children’s Hallelujah Choir and Handbells

Grades K-6

Register online here. (Paper forms may also be found in the church Narthex/lobby and the music wing.)
Rachel Ackerman, Director of Children’s Vocal Choir
Tommy Webster, Director of Music and Children’s Handbell Choir

Basic musicianship skills are refined and strengthened as the children sing in worship one Sunday a month. The children present musicals on Christmas Eve and in the Spring.


Rehearsal Sundays, 10:45am-12:00pm
Room 216 (Choir Room), Bell Room