Music Ministry

“Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts” — Psalm 105:2

Music and Worship in the Life of the Church

In addition to rich and beautiful congregational singing, our 9:30 am worship service is filled with musical offerings from our Chancel Choir, Organist, Mark Edwards, Chancel Bell Choir, Men’s Ensemble, Emanon, Baker Brass Ensemble, Youth Choir, Youth Bell Choir, pianist, Sam Wyatt and soloists. The service offers a variety of musical styles from traditional anthems and offertories to contemporary selections.

We are a community that welcomes all to participate in the music program. If you are just wanting to try being involved musically and have never done so, you are welcome here. If you are an experienced musician you are welcome here as well. You can sign up to join an ensemble at any time of the year and no audition is necessary. Here is a list of available music ensembles to join. All those signing up will receive an email from your director as to when rehearsals start and when you will be scheduled to participate in worship.

Music Ensembles & Sign-Ups

New! Youth Music Makers: This is an exciting new program for kids in 3rd-12th grades to share their musical gifts with the congregation. Whether you sing, play an instrument, want to perform solo or in an ensemble we want to hear from you! Sign up here. Kathy Olivarez, Director

Chancel Choir: High school age and above, Jeff Hunt, Director. Sign up here.
Rehearsals on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Chancel Bell Choir: High school age and above, Jeff Hunt, Director. Sign up here.
Rehearsals on Wednesdsays from 6-6:30 pm.

Men’s Ensemble: High School age and above, John Clarke and Jeff Hunt, Directors. Sign up here.
Scheduled Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.

Women’s Ensemble: High School age and above, Kathy Olivarez, Director. Sign up here. We are excited to re-start this ensemble, more information on rehearsals TBD

Baker Brass Ensemble: Gil Wukitsch and Rob Murphy, Directors. Sign up here.
Rehearsals are TBD.

Music Ministry Staff

Learn more about Baker Memorial’s Music Ministry staff by clicking here.

Join A Music Group

The worship life and fellowship of Baker Memorial UMC are enriched by a strong music program. Our choirs & soloists provide the music for worship each Sunday. In addition, the adult choir presents a longer, sacred work every Christmas season. One of the highlights in May is Music Sunday. There are music groups targeted to all age groups and interest levels. Our music programs are open to anyone with a love of music and a willingness to work on creating it. Our musicians enjoy the fellowship which comes with participating in the music program.

Jeff Hunt, Director of Music

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. “

– Psalm 98:1 (NRSV)