The Benefits of Choirs

by Jerry Rich, Director of Music

The roles of music, choirs, and musicians at Trinity

Sacred music:

      1. adds solemnity to a public worship service
      2. illuminates and clarifies the day’s Scripture
      3. offers beautiful songs that reflect the beauty of God’s creation
      4. unifies the congregation through shared singing

Choirs can:

      1. lead and enliven the congregation’s song to better embody God’s word through music
      2. sing music that the congregation cannot sing, providing comfort or inspiration to broaden our experience of the divine
      3. give spiritual direction to the church’s music groups, showing love and charity while seeking musical excellence
      4. present beautiful and challenging music to praise God and edify the congregation

Trinity’s musicians strive to:

      1. provide moments for meditation and reflection
      2. bring the community to order with a choral introit
      3. support congregational singing
      4. reinforce the day’s Bible readings
      5. allow others to participate actively in the service by joining a choir
      6. blend old favorites with new songs and styles
      7. educate our children through sacred texts and beloved hymn melodies
      8. build a bridge between the church and the world
      9. send the congregation forth, refreshed and energized, to serve others

Why not join us? Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. for Trinity Ringers and 7:30 p.m. for Chancel Choir. Contact Jerry Rich for more information.

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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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