Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves,
singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts.
Ephesians 5:19 NRSV
The music ministry at Chatham UMC is a welcoming, inclusive gathering of musicians singing, ringing, and playing in generous kindness as an example of love. Every group welcomes musicians of great experience to those who wish to understand music anew; we work toward musical excellence in all ways through humor, dedication, and willingness to learn.
Our music staff includes our Choral Scholars, who lead the Covenant Choir in four-part harmony, Mike Maguire, organist and accompanist, and Peter Hill, Director of Music Ministry.
Our music program includes taking requests from you, our friends and congregation: to participate or find out more about this program, please contact: Peter Hill.
Our music ensembles include:
The Covenant Choir: singing in four-part harmony, the Covenant Choir performs for our 10:00 a.m. service and rehearses at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings before the morning service and occasional evening rehearsals. Our Choral Scholars, four select Chatham High School choral students, are invited to lead our choir in practices and performances.
The Wesley Ringers: our English handball choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the week and performs each month for our 10:00 a.m. service.
The Ukulele Orchestra: all are welcome to this happy band that practices twice a month on Saturday mornings and performs occasionally for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.
The Praise Band: performing contemporary and jazz arrangements the praise band performs occasionally for the Sunday service.
The Instrumental Ensemble: all instruments are welcome, both wind and strings, to join our ensemble that performs instrumental arrangements of inspirational music occasionally for the Sunday morning service.
If you are interested in joining our music ensembles or finding out more please contact: Peter Hill.