Calvary Music

Music Ministry

Calvary offers a variety of choirs that provides its ministry through music. The various voice and instrumental choirs help lead and support Sunday Morning Worship as well as providing their leadership in outreach and through special events and concerts offered to Calvary and the public.

 

Adult Choir

Calvary UMC ChoirThis vocal choir is led by our Organist/Choir Director, 
Natalia Shevchuk.  Members include high school students and adults. The choir provides special music during Sunday morning worship and includes a wide variety of composers and styles, from 16th Century to current day Spirituals. Rehearsals are Thursdays starting at 7:00 PM.

Bell Choir

Calvary has a set of Hand Bells and Chimes covering a five octave range which enables the choir to play a wide range of compositions. The choirs rehearse on Mondays and lead in Sunday worship at various times throughout the year and especially during Holiday seasons.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir for children ages 3 to 3rd grade and Youth Choir for 4th and older youth and practice after church Sundays during the school year. These choirs are scheduled to provide their wonderful, joyful sounds during Sunday morning worship.

Bell and Chimes

Calvary Chimers is a choir that plays hand chimes, instruments which are similar to tuning forks. This is for the youth in grades 4 through high school with practice weekly at 6:30 pm on Mondays during the school year. Calvary Ringers is a group of high-school youth and adults which play hand bells throughout the school year and practices weekly at 7:15 pm on Mondays.

Harpsicle Kids

Calvary has six small, portable and lightweight stringed instruments known as Harpsicles. Children in grades K-4th may learn to pluck simple tunes to be played during various Sunday morning worship services during the school year. Half-hour rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. September through May.
 

Outreach and Special Events

Choirs have provided their music in nursing homes, hospitals, and in the community throughout the year. The Adult Chorus has provided special concerts for the community singing in a variety of languages and has performed on a radio broadcast. The Bell Choirs have provided fund raising concerts to assist flood victims and all of the choirs have provided special concerts to raise money in support of food programs to help feed the hungry.

Staff

Natalia Shevchuki, Organist/Choir Director, Adult Chorus
Connie Varcasia, Director of Bell and Chime Choir
Carol Malone, Director of Harpsicles
Barbara Malaney, Director of Children's Choir