OUR MUSIC MINISTRY WELCOMES YOU!
“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”
God’s people are a people who like to celebrate. Because of His great love for us in Jesus Christ, all of His children have the opportunity to come together and rejoice and express our praise and thanks.
At Prince of Peace, there are many ways for God’s people to express their worship and praise in music. All involved in Music Ministry and on the Music Team want you to know that you are welcome and encouraged to find opportunities that best fit you and meet your interest. There are places where people from age 5 to 105 can come and serve. We encourage you to step out and find that music opportunity that is right for you.
The Chancel Choir is the main Sunday service choir at Prince of Peace, open to adults, college age and older, who have a love for singing, have some experience, and are willing to meet with the Director for an interview. The group sings September through June and rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:15pm. In addition to Sunday mornings, the Chancel Choir also sings an occasional midweek service, as well as presenting a concert during the year.
The Musical Director for the Chancel Choir is Michael Rossi. For more information you can email him or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
HIMnals is the Youth Choir that welcomes students in grades 7-12. They sing at the 11am Sunday morning services once per month and on other special occasions. HIMnals practice every Sunday from 5-5:45pm.
See the HIMnals page (click below) for more detailed information.
Junior Choir is for all children in grades 3-6 and supports a Sunday morning service once per month and on other special occasions. No experience is necessary. See the Junior Choir page (click below) for more detailed information.
All students in 1st and 2nd grades are invited to join the Prince of Peace Primary Choir, a unique beginning choir experience designed especially for this age group. The choir meets for two sessions - the first 8-week session begins in September, and the second 9-week session begins in late January. They participate in worship on four different Sundays. Join us for singing, music games and a snack on Sundays from 4–5pm, in Room 27. For more information on the Primary Choir, call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
Joyful Sound is an adult musical ensemble that features singers and instrumentalists. They sing at the Saturday evening Worship service one or two times per month. Rehearsals are held on Saturday, prior to a Worship service performance at 4pm. No previous experience is required. For more information or to join, email Candie Jefferson or contact the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
Praise Band is the Prince of Peace instrumental group that plays for Saturday evening worship services. The Praise Band plays for both the Adult Praise and Living Water ensembles. they rehearse every Wednesday, from 5-6:30pm and on Saturdays, 3:30-5pm, with singers on weeks they are playing for the Saturday service. For more information or to join, contact the Musical Director, Michael Rossi or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
Adult Praise is Prince of Peace's contemporary ensemble for vocalists 18 years and above. They rehearse is 3:30-5pm, on Saturdays when they are singing for the Saturday evening service. Adult Praise sings 1-2 Saturdays per month on average. For more information or to join, contact the Musical Director, Michael Rossi or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
Living Water is Prince of Peace's contemporary ensemble for High School Students (grades 9-12). They practice every Sunday from 5:45-6:15pm, after HIMnals rehearsal. Living Water provides leadership for some Saturday evening Worship services as well as Youth Ministry events.
REQUIREMENT: all members must also be in HIMnals. For more information or to join, contact the Musical Director, Michael Rossi or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
BELLS OF PEACE HANDBELL CHOIR
Bells of Peace is a Handbell choir open to all ages. Basic music reading ability is required, but no ringing experience is necessary. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings, 7:30-8:30pm. Bells of Peace rings for Sunday Services as assigned.
The Director for Bells of Peace is Valerie McClean. For more information you can email her or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.
The Prince of Peace Church Orchestra is open to persons middle school age through adult who play a traditional orchestra or band instrument. They support congregational worship with the playing of hymns, preludes, offertories, and postludes, as well as occasional combining with the Chancel Choir for an anthem.
This inter-generational ensemble rehearses on Sunday evenings, 6:15-7:15 pm, in the Sanctuary.
The Musical Director for the Orchestra is Michael Rossi. For more information you can email him or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.