O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. -Psalm 95:1-3
Faith United Methodist Church maintains a strong, traditional music ministry that involves people of all ages. Whether you are six years old or 96, we have a place for you! For all our musical ensembles, previous musical experience is not required, and church membership is not necessary.
Music at Faith serves to enhance the worship services and life of the church. We also seek to enrich the musical and spiritual lives of those who participate with us as well as to share with our greater community.
Want to join an ensemble or have questions?
Contact Michael Wu, Director of Music
Washington & Lee University Singers in Concert at Faith
February 22, 2018, 7:30pm
A former Landon student, Ryan Curto, of our Director of Music, Michael Wu, is a senior at Washington and Lee University. When he was in third grade, he sang in Michael’s Landon Little Singers on a tour to Carnegie Hall. He also joined in singing seasonal carols at the White House not quite ten years ago. He and Michael are thrilled that he has continued to sing throughout his undergraduate years, and Ryan brings his University Singers in concert to Faith - an ensemble of nearly 60 singers. The program is free and open to all.
Open to adults and older youth. Rehearses 8:00-9:30pm, Thursdays
The Chancel Choir leads our 10:00am Sunday worship service weekly, September through mid-June. Additionally, the choir plans some special music throughout the year.
Young Singers of Faith
Open to children & grades 3 to 8. Rehearses Sundays, 11:00am to 12:00 noon
No previous musical experience is necessary and church membership is not required. The choir contributes to the 10:00am service at Faith about once a month, September to May. Movement and music are interwoven with singing and music reading.
Women of Faith
Open to women of all ages. Rehearses 6:15-7:00pm Thursdays (as needed)
This all-female ensemble is open to sopranos and altos and provides an opportunity for fellowship and music making. The Women of Faith meets on occasion, usually three weeks before contributing to the 10:00am service. The ensemble joins the Chancel Choir to sing for Music Ministries Celebration in November, and performs special music for Advent and Christmas, as well as Christmas Eve services, during Lent in mid- to late- March, and once more before June.
Bells of Faith
Open to all ages. Rehearses 7:00-8:00pm, Thursdays
Led by church member Nancy Kuhn, this ensemble with five-octave choir of handbells contributes to the 10:00am service about once per month, September to May. The ensemble has also participated in the annual bell choir festival in Ocean City, Maryland, every winter.
If you have a solo, instrument, or small ensemble you would like to volunteer for worship, just let Michael Wu know.
M Street Brass Quintet
We are also the home of the M Street Brass Quintet , which contributes to our Christmas Eve and Easter services in addition to giving a concert at the church every July.
Since its founding in 1978, the ensemble has performed extensively throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, including the Kennedy Center, Renwick Gallery, National Cathedral, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Oregon Ridge, Wolf Trap, and the Wintergreen and Coolfont Resorts.