MUSIC AT JUMC
Jefferson United Methodist Church has a lively, vibrant music program. We offer many opportunities to participate and our musical offerings are central to our worship.
Chancel Choir: This 25-voice volunteer choir is a very dedicated group. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings and provide weekly anthems (September-May) at the 8:30 am service, music for special services and an annual cantata.
Bell Choir: The adult bell choir also rehearses on Wednesdays and plays once a month (September -May)
Worship Band: This group of dedicated musicians rehearse on Thursday evenings and play each week (Year-round) for the 11:00 am service.
Praise Team Singers: This is a group of singers that lead music in the 11:00 service. The singers rotate
from week to week. The praise team includes adults and high school students.
Praise Team Singers:
JR/SR High Bell Choir: This Bell Choir rehearses on Sunday evenings, just before Youth Group meets. The ensemble shares their music on Sundays once every 4-6 weeks, and for special services throughout the school year. Instrumental players: JR and SR High students have opportunities to share their music during services for preludes, offertories, choir anthems and gathering music.
Singers and bell ringers
These volunteers provide sound and livestreaming for all services.
THE PIPE ORGAN
Our pipe organ began life as an 8-rank Hillgreen Lane (Alliance, Ohio) in 1947.
The instrument was rebuilt in 2017 by Timothy Smith, Organ Builder, Red Lion, Pa.
For the overhaul, the organ was completely dismantled. All pipes were removed for cleaning and repair.
Three new ranks of pipes were added, new wind chests installed, the pipe chamber was reconfigured, and a larger blower motor was installed. A new attic system for the blower was built to maintain consistency in air temperatures and tuning.
The current eleven ranks of pipes give the organ more flexibility and variety of sounds.
Our piano, a 5’7” Boston (made by Steinway), was purchased in 2015.
THE MUSIC STAFF
Sherry Martin– Music Coordinator
JR/SR High Bell Choir Director
Ruth Rea– Chancel Choir Director
Adult Bell Choir Director
Please contact either Sherry or Ruth at JUMC (440-576-4561) for more information about any of our ensembles or programs.