Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
   – Psalm 100

The Music Program at Raleigh Court United Methodist Church offers a variety of opportunities for anyone who wants to be involved in the music program, regardless of age. There are singing choirs, instrumental groups, handbells, and a contemporary Worship Team. We present a variety of music from traditional and classical to gospel and contemporary during our worship services and special programs throughout the year. Membership in all of our groups is open to anyone who wants to join us regardless of musical background or church affiliation. Our goal is to worship God with music that is worthy of Him, to enjoy fellowship with one another, to spread God’s word, to become better musicians, and to have fun!

For information on any of our groups you may contact our Director of Music Ministries, Debra LeBrun.

Click on the name of a group to go to a schedule of upcoming rehearsals and events for that group.

Sundays 10:00 AM Cherub Choir
5:30 PM BELLievers
Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 PM Ringers for the Lord
6:00-6:30 PM Children’s Choir
6:45-7:45 PM JuBELLation
7:30-9:00 PM Chancel Choir
Thursdays 6:30 PM  First Light Worship Team

Instrumental group rehearsals are scheduled as needed.

Photos courtesy of R. Edward Cake

 

Chancel Choir

Our Chancel Choir has a tradition of providing excellent music for our Sunday morning worship services as well as concerts and special music events.  Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join us for rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:30 – 9:00 pm.  We sing most Sundays at the 11:00 worship service, but we do take a break during the summer. We also sing for the church’s annual Christmas Concert, present a cantata during Holy Week, and sing for events around…

Children’s Choirs

The Children’s Choir, Cherub Choir, and Ringers for the Lord provide an opportunity for children to participate in the music ministry of our church while learning about music and the Christian faith. Combining vocal music, handbells, choir chimes, Orff instruments, drama and movement the children learn to be active participants and leaders in worship, while they have fun making music.  The Cherub Choir is for preschoolers and rehearses during Sunday school.  Ringers for the Lord is for children in grades…

BELLievers

The BELLievers, our Youth Handbell Choir, started in September 2011. It is a handbell choir for youth in grades 6 through 12. We meet on Sundays at 5:30 PM. Rehearsals are held in the Bell Room on the 2nd Floor. Click Here to see the schedule for BELLievers

JuBELLation

JuBELLation is the Raleigh Court UMC adult handbell choir. They ring on 5 octaves of Malmark bells and 3 octaves of choir chimes. The choir rings in worship about once a month and plays for special events and concerts. You are welcome to join us! Previous experience unnecessary! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 745 pm in the Bell Room on the 2nd Floor. Click Here to see the schedule for JuBELLation Photos courtesy of R. Edward Cake

Instrumental Groups

Brass The brass group plays special music and hymn and anthem accompaniments for occasional services throughout the church year.  We always welcome new members, both youth and adults. Click Here for Upcoming Brass Group Events   Recorders This group plays a full consort of recorders: bass, tenor, alto, soprano, and sopranino. All interested recorder players, adults and youth, are welcome to join us.        

First Light Worship Team

The First Light Worship Team provides music for our First Light worship services and some special events. The team is led by Mark Moyer.  They rehearse on Thursdays at 6:30 PM, but occasionally the rehearsal will move to another night to accommodate people’s schedules. The Worship Team is always in search of new members, so if you sing or play an instrument and enjoy contemporary christian music you are invited to join us! Photos courtesy of R. Edward Cake