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

Music at Messiah Lutheran Church

Music at Messiah Lutheran Church
Ronald Butts-Boehmer, Music Director


Music Announcements:   

The Messiah Lutheran Church Choir and Instruments normally participate in musical leadership for services September through mid-June.  The music program currently has a modified schedule for during a state of emergency.  All meetings are scheduled online during the Wednesday evening rehearsal time at 7:00 p.m..   Members may contact the Music Director for participation in the prepared online service music. Service music continues for the online services.

Sunday Schedule:

10:15 a.m. Online Prelude and 10:30 a.m. Online Divine Service.

Special Events Schedule:

Thanksgving Eve: Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 5:45 p.m. Online Prelude and 6:00 p.m. Service.

Advent Services: Wednesday’s, December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 2020.  6:45 p.m. Online Prelude and 7:00 p.m. Advent Service.

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, 7:30-8:10 p.m. Online meeting for Choir & Instrumentalists.

Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24th, 2020. 5:45 p.m. Online Prelude and 6:00 p.m. Service.

New Year’s Eve: Thursday, December 31st, 2020. 5:45 p.m. Online Prelude and 6:00 p.m. Service.

Schedule Announcement:

Beginning January 1, 2021, the Wednesday evening choir time moves from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

Wednesday, January 13th, February 10th, March 31st, April 28th, May 26th, 2021 – 7:00-8:10 p.m. –  Choir & Instruments online social meetings.

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


~ 2017

J. S. Bach:  BWV 642


Messiah Lutheran Church Choir & Orchestra

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.


~ 2018

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 violins, 2 violas, violoncello, guitar basso continuo 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.

— Past Events




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


Posted on: June 18th, 2011 by Music Director

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