Music

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 Southern Arizona.

Choir

Do you like to sing? Join the Sanctuary Choir at Catalina United Methodist! We have 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! During the fall and spring, the choir practices on Thursday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm in the choir room (H27). The choir leads worship in 11am service.

For more information, contact Ben Hansen, Director of Music at ben@catalinamethodist.org or 520-327-4296.

Listen to Mozart’s dramatic Requiem, sung by the Catalina Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Benjamin Hansen, for Palm Sunday service:

Cornerstone Band

The Cornerstone Band rehearses each week to provide an uplifting worship experience in the Contemporary Service.   The band, led by Seth Ginter, consists of vocalists, guitar, violin, keyboard, bass and percussion.  This service meets at 9am on Sunday in the Sanctuary. Contact Seth at cornerstoneband@catalinamethodist.org for more information.

Festival Ringers Bell Choir

The Festival Ringers, open to all youth and adults, plays regularly in worship from September through May.  For rehearsal times, contact Ben Hansen at ben@catalinamethodist.org.

Children’s Choir

Each Sunday at 10:00am, children are invited to become a part of the Children’s Choir where they can learn Christian principles, values, and stories through music. The children also lead the congregation in worship by singing the songs they’ve learned a few Sundays a year.