Music & Art


For over 50 years, music has been the heart and soul of worship at Catalina.  We are blessed  with many talented singers and instrumental musicians  who make music a central part of our ministry to the people of Tucson.  The acoustics in our sanctuary are exceptional for music, and throughout the year it is used for concerts by various choral groups in our community.  Our recently dedicated Quimby Opus 70 IV manual / 57 rank pipe organ in memory of Ralph and Shirley Morgan is one of the most unique symphonic organs in Tucson and S. Arizona.

Join the Sanctuary Choir to rehearse Mendelssohn’s passionate Grant Unto Us, featuring a glorious organ introduction and interlude. Also join to rehearse the rousing spiritual He Never Failed Me Yet by Robert Ray, and to start preparing music for our Christmas extravaganza of Lessons and Carols, featuring Herbert Howell’s hauntingly beautiful Spotless Rose, traditional French carols, carols by Richard Rodney Bennet, and favorites for all to enjoy! We will sing these carols together with top notch community choir called The Helios Ensemble on December 17th at 4:00 p.m.

Do you like to sing?  Join the Sanctuary Choir at Catalina United Methodist!  New Director of Music Benjamin Hansen has a great season planned, full of beautiful classical music, exciting spirituals, and more!  Sing this inspiring music with one of the best organs in the country in a beautiful reverberant space!

Please contact or for more information. Call 327-4296 x 116

Dennis Grannan  is Associate Director of Music &  principal organist at Catalina.  Grannan is  also Director of the Catalina Organ Festival.

In November 2016, the choir performed Schubert’s Mass in G.   Click on the link below to hear this performance.