What Can You Expect to Hear?
You’ll hear many musical styles performed with passion and excellence. Our choirs and bands will inspire your heart with beloved songs from the old days and new music from the cutting edge. You’ll sing hymns that have been sung for centuries, worship songs we’ve written, and songs you hear on the radio; all with the goal of helping people just like you encounter Jesus.
“The sound that comes out of my mouth can best be described as a joyful noise that is usually on pitch; but being called to share that sound of joy, praise, and prayer is a privilege that I do not take lightly.”
“The music ministry provides me an opportunity to use my God given talents to experience and spread joy while glorifying our maker. Our ministry is for individuals of all ages and of all levels - from beginners to professionals.”
“I have always liked playing music to praise God... Through all the bad times and the good times, nothing beats playing drums for a church to lead people in the worship of God.”
How Can I Get Involved?
There are many opportunities for singers and musicians from age 2 to adulthood to praise and worship God through music. Beginners are welcome, as are experienced musicians.
Choirs, ensembles, bands, and soloists participate in our four Sanctuary worship services as well as in The Gathering, our youth worship service, and Kids Worship, our service for children in grades K-5. All are welcome!
Adult choirs provide music on the second and fourth Sunday of each month (with seasonal exceptions). Choirs prepare anthems of various musical styles for worship services, concerts, and special events. The combined choirs present a major Christmas concert with orchestra every December.
There are no auditions or specified levels of experience required to be a part of the adult choirs at Middletown Christian Church. All are welcome to praise and worship God through singing!
Rehearsal: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
The Sanctuary Choir provides leadership during the 8:30 a.m. (Traditional) Worship Service on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
The Disciple Choir provides leadership during the 11:10 a.m. Worship Service on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Rehearsal: Twice a month on Wednesday evenings
The Chalice Chorale is the premier choral group at Middletown Christian Church. Membership is by invitation of the Director of Choral Music. This group meets twice a month for a one hour rehearsal and performs for worship, Christmas concerts, and other occasions as they are invited. They perform music of all styles including sacred and secular of higher caliber.
For more information about any of our adult ensembles and choirs, contact Scott Burress, Director of Choral Music, [email protected].
The Rock Choir
For grades K-5
The Rock Choir rehearses on Sunday evenings from September-February. The choir learns music for holidays like Christmas and Mother’s Day, and presents a musical each February/March.
Questions? Contact Amanda O’Mahoney, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry, [email protected].
For ages 2-5
The Melody Makers is a fun and educational musical group for children ages 2-5. This group meets at 10:50 a.m. for twenty minutes during the Sunday School hour. The children learn simple music for holidays like Christmas and Mother’s Day, as well as playing simple instruments.
Questions? Contact Miriam Georg, Minister to Children and Families, [email protected].
Choirs – Genesis and Revelations
Genesis is our middle school choir and Revelations Choir is for high school students. Youth choirs perform regularly in worship as well as produce a major show every June which is performed at our church and as part of a multi-state choir tour.
The choirs also lead in worship and participate in holiday programs. All choirs are open to all interested youth, no formal training required.
Sunday Rehearsal Times for Genesis and Revelations
Beginning August 21, 2016
Sunday Evenings • 5:00-7:30 p.m.
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group and Revelation Choir (High School)
6:00 pm Youth Meal (Cost: $3, guests eat free)
6:30 pm High School Youth Group and Genesis Choir (Middle School)
For more information about youth choirs, contact Scott Burress, Director of Choral Music, [email protected] or 502-245-9793.
The purpose of the praise band is to live out the love of Christ through music and worship, both at Middletown and around the city. The musicians are committed to serve sacrificially as a part of an infectious worshipping community, using our musical gifts to glorify God.
Auditions for adult praise bands are three times every year, July, November and March. Youth praise bands form at the beginning of the school year. We are always looking for singers and musicians who want to join us in praising God with excellence.
If you are interested in learning more about any of our praise bands, contact Dave Seely, Worship Minister, [email protected].