La Plata

United Methodist Church

Music at La Plata UMC

OPEN HEARTS - OPEN MINDS - OPEN DOORS     THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Music Ministry of La Plata UMC

La Plata United Methodist church

Music is an important part of our spiritual life at La Plata UMC.  Whatever your age and talent, there is a place for you in our music program.  

Singers may be a part of one of our three choirs, or may choose to provide solo music on special occasions.  We often feature brass ensembles, violin solos and duets, and other instrumental opportunities (see the form at the bottom of this page).  We present special choir cantatas each year at Easter and Christmas.  Instrumentalists might wish to provide accompaniment for those events.  If you are interested in providing special music, please complete the form below.

Our music team, is led by Lloyd Bowling, and our choirs are under the direction of those identified in the blue boxes below.  Contact any one of them for additional information (click on their name to send an email), or simply come to the rehearsals

Our Choirs

La plata united methodist church

3 Port Tobacco Road La plata MD

301-934-2288    [email protected]

Carillon

 Choir

Chancel

 Choir

Crimson

Angels

 Choir

Cherubs

 Choir

Cherubs - Ages 4 Years to 2nd/3rd Grade

The Cherub choir is available for children ages 4 years through 2nd/3rd grade.  There are no auditions, just a requirement that children want to sing praises to God.  The Cherubs practice Wednesday evening from 7-7:45 p.m., September through early May.  The choirs typically sing the second Sunday of each month, with additional perfo‍‍‍rmances during Christmas and Easter. Cherub Choir members learn songs from all genres as well as different languages (including sign language).  Our season concludes the year with a special musical message on Mother’s Day where choir members recognize their mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers.‍‍‍

Crimson Angels - Youth to High Sch‍‍‍ool

The Crimson Angels is for youth through High School age  The Crimson Angels practice Wednesday evening from 7-7:45 p.m., September through early May.  The choirs typically sing the second Sunday of each month, with additional performances during Christmas and Easter. Cherub Choir members learn songs from all genres as well as different languages (including sign language).  Our season concludes the year with a special musical message on Mother’s Day where choir members recognize their mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and their fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir at LPUMC is the adult choir that performs anthems for 11:00 a.m. church services from September through May.  We rehearse Wednesday evenings in the downstairs choir room at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. most Sunday mornings.  Special cantatas are also presented Palm Sunday and the Sunday before Christmas.We are a caring group that enjoys singing mixed with laughter and fellowship.  You don't have to be an accomplished singer to join us--simply love music!   We truly understand that most people cannot make every rehearsal or performance.  Everyone is free to come when they can.  For more information, just click on the director's name on the left, or come a rehearsal.

Carillon Choir

Every Thursday from 6 to 7 PM, the Carillon Choir gathers to practice playing our hand bells. Anyone interested in learning how to play, being a regular player or willing to be a substitute, should just come. Walk-ons are always welcome. Rehearsals will begin on September 7 in the sanctuary.  You need not be experienced as we will help you learn your way around the bells.  We p‍‍‍erform several times during the year at regular worship services.  For more information contact Cheryl Reckeweg.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.   Psalm 95:1

Music Ministry News

  • Children's Choirs Rehearsal - Wednesday 7:00 pm
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal - Wednesday 7:30 pm
  • Carillon Choir Rehearsal - Thursday 6:00 pm

Music Ministry Resources

  • ‍‍‍Children's Choirs Song Repertoire (Coming Soon)