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 9:30am 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 Program Schedule: Click here to view or download the schedule for Music Programs being held at Baker Memorial and six other categories with our handy 2022-2023 At-A-Glance cards.

Enjoy a sampling from our wonderful J.S. Bach Magnificat Worship Service on December 11, 2022.
The video below is the Quia fecit mihi magna portion.

Music Ensembles & Sign-Ups

To sign up for a Music Ensemble, go here. Choose the Worship and Music category. You will have the option to sign up for the music ensemble(s) you with to participate in.

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! Kathy Olivarez, Director. Sign up here.

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

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

Men’s Ensemble: High School age and above, John Clarke and Jeff Hunt, Directors. Scheduled Sunday mornings at 8:30 am. See the group photo below.

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

Baker Brass Ensemble: Gil Wukitsch and Rob Murphy, Directors. 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)