Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130

Music Ministry

Music at Messiah Lutheran Church


Messiah Lutheran Church Choir & Orchestra resumes after Labor Day and sings and plays weekly at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service.  In the Autumn the Christmas Festival Choir and Messiah Lutheran Orchestra commence weekly rehearsals.

2019 Events – Autumn & Winter

Reformation Day,  Sunday, October 27, 2019, 8:00 a.m. Service (organ) & 10:30 a.m. Service (choir & instruments)

Thanksgiving Eve,  Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Service (choir & organ)

Wednesday Advent Vespers at 7:30 p.m., December 4, 11 & 18, 2019 (choir & organ)

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols:  Advent IV – Sunday, December 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. (Christmas Festival Choir & organ)

Christmas 2019

Christmas Eve:  Wednesday, December 24, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. Service (soloists and organ), 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Carols, 11:00 p.m. Service (Christmas Festival Choir & organ)

Christmas Day:  Thursday, December 25, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. Service (organ)

New Year’s Eve:  Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. Service (choir & organ)

2019 Past Event

AGO Organ Event:  Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Members Organ Recital, Potomac Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Organists from the AGO perform in recital on the Messiah Lutheran Church Flentrop Organ.  Program includes a selection for organ and instruments with the Messiah Lutheran Church Parish Orchestra.  Concert in collaboration with the Messiah Lutheran Church Music Program. Reception follows.

Messiah Lutheran Organ — The Flentrop Orgelbouw Organ (1990).


Messiah Lutheran Church Choir — The choir assists in leading during the worship service singing the Service Music, Hymns, Psalms and Canticles.  Anthems are sung that reflect upon the Scripture readings appointed and the Liturgical Calendar.  The choir sings at the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Divine Service from September to June and at services for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Thanksgiving.  Rehearsals for choir members are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Membership is open to all ages.

Choir Music Lists for Spring 2016 and Summer-Autumn 2016 .



Messiah Lutheran Church Orchestra — This parish instrumental ensemble was formed in August 2016 to play at services.  Rehearsals are on Sunday’s from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  September through June.  Auditions are open for all instrumentalists.  The ensemble is currently composed of 3 violins, 2 violas, violoncello, guitar basso continuo, bass guitar basso continuo, trumpet and organ.  Repertoire includes hymns, service music, anthem accompaniments, selections from Bach Cantatas, Handel Oratorios, Handel Organ Concertos and includes instrumental music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Purcell and Vivaldi.

2019 — Past Events


“Epiphany Lessons & Carols”, Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m. — Choir.

Music includes:  Ord “Adam lay ybounden”,  Christiansen “O come, O come Emmanuel”, Tschaikowsky “The Crown of Roses”, Wood “Ding, Dong! Merrily on High”, Darke “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”, Titcomb “We have seen His Star”


Potomac Chapter of the American Guild of Organists “Members Recital”, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. — Messiah Lutheran Flentrop Organ

2018 Ministry of Music Events:

Past Ministry of Music and Worship Events:  




Posted on: June 18th, 2011 by Music Director

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