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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.

11:00am Music Team

Rehearsal Thursdays, 7-8pm
Tommy Webster, director


The Men of Message lead music for the 11:00am Casual Worship Service. In addition to providing leadership during the congregational singing, this group of singers offers special music on a weekly basis.

Bellissimo Ringers

Rehearsal Mondays, 6:30-8pm
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).


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.