Music is an essential part of worship here at CCUMC! We have many opportunities to participate in our ministries for people of all ages and musical backgrounds.

The Sanctuary Choir sings every Sunday during the year at the 11 AM traditional service. We sing all styles from Renaissance motets to spirituals to large classical works. Singers of every level are always welcome to join. We rehearse every Thursday night in the choir room from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Contact Tanya for more information.

The Praise Band leads contemporary worship every Sunday during the year at the 9:30 AM family service. We sing contemporary Christian popular music and always welcome new instrumentalists and soloists! Join us for rehearsals on Wednesday nights in the Chapel at 7:30 PM.

Youth Choir is comprised of kids 2nd grade and up, and sings in worship on the third Sunday of every month during the school year. We rehearse in the choir room on Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 9:30 AM.

Our Cherubs Choir is for children in Pre-K through 1st grade and rehearses in the Choir Room every Sunday during the school year from 10:45 – 11:15 AM. Cherubs sing at special services and in concerts and are rehearsed by Kathryn Whitfield. Contact the Director of Music to register your children for choir!

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, our Summer Choir leads 10:00 AM worship in the Sanctuary. The Summer Choir is comprised of instrumentalists and singers who do blended, folk-style worship music together. No week-to-week commitment is necessary to sing with this group – come whenever you can and play or sing!

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is comprised of both volunteer and professional singers, and leads music in worship Sundays at 11 AM from September through May. Comprised of enthusiastic members of all ages and musical backgrounds, the choir is the most diverse group of CCUMC’s music ministry and includes everyone from middle and high schoolers to retirees. All singers are warmly welcomed, regardless of prior musical experience. The Sanctuary Choir presents two annual concerts: Advent and Palm Sunday. Our next concert is…

Choral Scholar Program

       Our Choral Scholars serve as cantors, soloists, and section leaders with our Sanctuary Choir at the 11 AM service on Sunday mornings. They are young professional singers who support our choral and congregational singing. Teresa Ferrara, Soprano, is dedicated to music’s power to transcend social divides and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. She has performed as a solo vocalist at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage and in the Terrace Theater, and her chorus work…

Praise Band

The Praise Band is comprised of instrumentalists and singers who lead worship Sundays at 9:30 AM September through May. With a constantly expanding repertoire of songs, the band is a dedicated group of skilled, flexible musicians who are equally comfortable as soloists and with leading congregational singing. The band rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 PM and meets at 8:30 AM on Sunday mornings. Prospective members are encouraged to contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts about joining the…

Music with Children & Youth

Cherubs Choir (Pre-K through 1st Grade) meets on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:00 – 9:30 AM in the Epworth Room. Rehearsed by Kathryn Whitfield and Laura Arling in the choir room, the Cherubs sing in concerts and in worship every fall and spring. Youth Choir (2nd Grade – 6th Grade) meets on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:00 – 9:30 AM in the choir room and is rehearsed by Tanya Langlois. They sing in concerts…

Our Organ

About Our Organ Chevy Chase, MD – M.P. Möller Opus 8839, 1954 Rebuilt by Lewis & Hitchcock, 2005-2006 Perhaps no other single facet of a worship service provides at once so much pleasure as so great an inspiration as does its music. The traditional musical foundation in Christian churches is the pipe organ. It creates an atmosphere of reverence aurally, much as Gothic architecture – often aptly called “frozen music” – does visually. Chevy Chase Methodist Church can be as…

Community Concert Series

Organ Recital J. Thomas Mitts, Guest OrganistSunday, September 29th, 20194:00 PM Enthusiastic reviews applaud the “virtuoso performance by organist J. Thomas Mitts” – a “sensitive soloist who precisely spelled out the virtuoso passages” in his “spell-binding” appearances in festivals and concert series in the United States, Europe, and Russia. Dr. Mitts is the Director of Church Music at Shenandoah Conservatory, overseeing the undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in Church Music. Since 1993 Dr. Mitts has also served as Organist…