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

Our 9am Traditional Service regularly features the Chancel Choir, performing anthems from the great tradition of sacred choral music, Renaissance through contemporary living composers. In addition, the service typically includes one of several other choirs/ensembles to enhance the musical experience in worship the Chancel Bell Choir, Men’s Ensemble, Cherub Choir and various Instrumental Ensembles. In addition, our organist Mark Edwards, offers preludes, postludes and offertories. His repertoire is taken from the great wealth of organ literature from all periods of music.

Our 10:30am Contemporary Worship Service includes music offered by pianist Sam Wyatt and one of three singers.  The musical offering is soulful and often played in a Jazz idiom. You will hear traditional hymns along with a wide selection of sacred and even some Jazz standards played during the service. 

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Sample: KINGDOM OF GROOVE’S CD – “CREATION”

O God of Every Nation   

Something Beautiful

Each ensemble member brings their personal musical experiences to the music bringing a beautifully diverse expression to each piece. The primary musical genre that is used in Adoration in communal worship can be expressed in a meaningful way in the Jazz idiom. 

Enjoy the sounds of Kingdom of Groove anytime with their CD!  $10

Music Sign Up

To sign up for one of the music groups you see here, go to Baker Music Sign-Ups

Music Ministry Staff

Learn more about our Music Ministry Staff by clicking here.

*Due to current COVID guidelines, groups may not be meeting in person. Contact the church office for information.

Baker Youth Choir

Director: Kathy Olivarez. The Baker Youth Choir is for boys and girl’s age 3rd grade to 8th grade.  Baker Youth Choir rehearses from 5:00 pm to 5:30 each Wednesday afternoon. They sing at a church service one Sunday of the month, on Christmas Eve at the 4:00 pm service and on Music Sunday.

Men’s Ensemble

Directors John Clarke and Jeff Hunt.  The Men’s Ensemble is for men. The ensemble rehearses on Sunday mornings from 8:00- 8:30 twice a month.  They sing at the 9:00 am service one Sunday each month and on Music Sunday.

Chapel Bell Choir

Director, Kathy Olivarez. The Chapel Bell Choir is for boys and girls age 3rd through 8th grade.  The bell choir rehearses at 4:30-5:00 pm Wednesday afternoons.  It plays at the 9:00 am service one Sunday each month, on Christmas eve at the 4:00 pm service and on Music Sunday.

Chancel Bell Choir

Director Jeff Hunt. The Chancel Bell Choir is for high school through adult.  The Chancel Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday evening from 6:00-6:30.  It plays at the 9:00 am service on the 2nd Sunday of the month, on Christmas eve at the 8:00 and 10:00 service and on Music Sunday.

Instrumental Ensembles

Baker Church has a number of instrumental ensembles that play each month.  Children and Adults are encouraged to share their talents in worship.  The coordinator of the ensembles is Gil Wukitsch.

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. For more information, contact Jeffrey Hunt, Director of Music.
– Jeffrey Hunt, Director of Music

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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)