Music truly is one of the strengths at Calvary! Calvary offers a variety of choirs that provide ministry through music, help lead and support Sunday Morning Worship and provide outreach through special events and concerts offered to Calvary and the public.
This 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 at 7:00 PM.
In May 2019, the Calvary UM Choir was invited to sing, along with other choirs from around the country, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, under the direction of composer Mary McDonald.
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. They lead in Sunday worship at various times throughout the year and especially during Holiday seasons. The choirs rehearse on Mondays at 7:00pm
The Children’s Choir for children ages 3 to 3rd grade and practices after church Sundays during the school year. These choirs are scheduled to provide their wonderful, joyful sounds during Sunday morning worship.
Howe Music Scholarship
Each year the Howe Music Endowment offers scholarships for the benefit of members of Calvary United Methodist Church for music education. The endowment is managed by the Trustees and offers an annual gift for the pursuance of vocal and (or) instrumental instruction. It is the intent of the endowment to encourage candidates (7th grade to adults) who are members of a musical performance group at Calvary, to enhance their musical skills.