Church of the Ascension
The Chancel Choir rehearses regularly on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM and sings at the 10:00 AM service on Sundays, both in the Sanctuary and in our new Music and Multimedia Room. The Choir also sings at other seasonal worship services during Christmas and Holy Week and offers several Choir Concerts throughout the year for the church and surrounding community. During the summer months, while the choir does not rehearse and sing formaly at the 10:00am service, it is a time for individual singers and musicians to offer their gifts as solosits to the glory of God. Also, during the summer, David offers music symposiums to teach people how to reach and sing music of different varieties or as an alternative a course on musical drama. There is no expectation that those who attend these symposiums will join the choir. They are simply offerings for those who want to learn more about music and have fun! David also teaches piano and voice lessons to individuals and/or small groups during the week at for a fee.
The Handbell Choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM. Under the direction of Emily Clough, talented floutist and musician, our handbell choir is growing and so is our collection of handbells, all donated in loving memory and/or thanksgiving.
The Recorder Group rehearses at various times when they are playing during worship services or at a special community event. Under the direction of Maybelle Kagy, talented musician, the recorder group brings joy not only to Ascension Church but to many others as they do outreach with their music in venues outside of the church.
WANT TO JOIN OR LEARN MORE
ABOUT ONE OR SEVERAL OF OUR CHOIRS?
Please contact Mr. David Cato at 301-742-3332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome new choir members and musicians!
OTHER MUSICIANS WHO HANG OUT AT ASCENSION
Ascension is blessed to have Karen Ashbrook, world known hammered dulcimer musician, composer, teacher, as a member of the church. Karen plays at the Healing Rite the first Sunday of the month, at special worship services, and on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. You may order Karen’s CDs at http://karenashbrook.com. You will find yourself transported to a place of peace and tranquility, as you listen to her beautiful Celtic and Folk Music pieces.
Ascension is also blessed to have Lisa Null, a songwriter and singer, who is a member of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Lisa has just put out her very first CD and is a regular performer at the Takoma Park Folk Festival. She and Karen often come together to offer music at worship services, especially on Christmas morning, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. You will find yourself being inspired by the uniting of Lisa’s voice and Karen’s hammered dulcimer as you come to worship and praise God in the holiest of seasons and on the holiest of days.