• Benjamin Hansen Directing choir

  • Choir is not all work but also a social group

  • Socializing together is part of choir mission for Catalina

Adult Musical Groups

Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is composed of many ages who love music and provide vocal music 11:00 a.m. worship services.  The third Sunday of each month, September through May, is “Music Emphasis Sunday” and features the choir accompanied by the pipe organ and one or more of our instrumental ensembles:  the Brass Ensemble, the Festival Ringers Bell Choir, harp, flute, oboe, and cello among other instruments.  The choir presents two special musical works each year with orchestra.

Do you like to sing?  Join the Sanctuary Choir at Catalina United Methodist!  New director 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 Ben Hansen, Interim Music director:  327-4296, ext 116

Email contact benhansen00@hotmail.com or ben@catalinamethodist.org

Join the Sanctuary Choir to rehearse Mendelssohn’s passionate Grant Unto Us, featuring a glorious organ introduction and interlude. Music to celebrate the 500th  anniversary of the Reformation on October 29 and more music to start preparing  for our Christmas  Festival service  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 4:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Band  Contemporary Refuge Service

The Cornerstone Band rehearses each week providing uplifting music to enhance the worship experience in the Refuge Services held in Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m.   The band consists of vocalists, guitar, violin, keyboard, bass and percussion.   They are led by Seth Ginter who coordinates their music.   Contact:  cornerstoneband@catalinamethodist.org

Festival Ringers Bell Choir
The Festival Ringers, open to all youth and adults, plays regularly in worship from September through May. The first rehearsal for 2017 will be  September 6 in H 27.  They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. September through May.

Shannon Casey, Director of Sonoran Bells leading the seminar on Bell Technique

Shannon Casey, Director of Sonoran Bells leading the seminar on Bell Technique

Catalina Brass Ensemble
The Catalina Brass play regularly in worship and also accompany the choir.  They rehearse as needed. 

Catalina Orchestra
An orchestra of Catalina members and local musicians (from the TSO, University of Arizona, and Pima Community College) accompany the Sanctuary Choir during the special Christmas and spring musical presentations.  Rehearsals are held the Thursday night and Saturday morning before the Sunday presentations. 

Soloists
Vocal and instrumental soloists enrich the worship at Catalina.  If you would like to share your musical gifts please contact Jonathan Kim

Organ
Catalina is blessed to have one of the finest pipe organs in southern Arizona.  The Quimby Opus 70 – 4 manual pipe organ was dedicated on Easter Sunday April 20, 2014.    Contact:   Dennis Grannan to arrange and coordinate organ practice times. 

Please contact Ben Hansen, Interim Music director:  327-4296, ext 116