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Music is an important part of our life together at Lewinsville. Opportunities exist for persons of all ages (preschool through adult) and abilities to grow musically as well as spiritually through participation in one of our nine singing and ringing choirs. Please look through the listing of choirs and find where you and/or members of your family fit in - and join a singing or ringing choir this year!

Instruments used in worship include a 3-manual Gress-Miles pipe organ, a 1903 Steinway B Grand Piano, two five-octave sets of Malmark handbells, two sets of Malmark handchimes, and an assortment of Orff Instruments.

The Music staff at Lewinsville invites you to participate or simply enjoy music offerings during worship and various concerts throughout the year.

Music Staff:

John Nothaft
Director of Music Ministries
703-356-7200, ext. 17

Evan Ayars
Children’s Music Specialist

Chancel Choir

Lewinsville's Chancel Choir is open to all ages and skill levels willing to make a reasonable commitment, eager to be challenged, and open to experiencing the reward of spiritual and musical growth that comes from working together to make beautiful music. The choir sings a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance to modern day compositions. The Chancel Choir is supported by four vocal professionals who make up the Chancel Quintet. The Choir’s rehearsals will rotate from a music lesson/workshop, rehearsal towards virtual choir recordings, fellowship, and vocal exercises. Work on effective breathing and lung strength by joining the choir!

Rehearsals: Thursdays at 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Music Room
Director: John Nothaft, Director of Music Ministries

Chancel Choir Schedule 2023-2024

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Chancel Bells

Lewinsville's Chancel Bells learns more advanced bell techniques and involved compositions, with a focus towards fellowship and worship. They ring for worship and special services throughout the year. This bell choir will work towards virtual bell recordings for Sunday services this Fall. With practice at home, and individual recording in the sanctuary, brush up on your rhythm with kitchen tools at the couch and bells at church!

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Music Room
Director: John Nothaft, Director of Music Ministries

Chancel Bells Fall Schedule 2023

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Lewinsville Cantorum

The Lewinsville Cantorum is an advanced chamber choir made up of members of the Lewinsville Chancel Choir. Repertoire includes music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary. For more information, contact John Nothaft

Lewinsville Choristers & Lewinsville Bells (Grades 6-12)

These choirs learn repertoire appropriate for use in worship services while developing lifelong leadership, music, and Christian worship skills.

Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm (Choristers), 5:30-6:00 (Bells)
Location: Music Room
Director: John Nothaft, Director of Music

Junior Choristers and Bells (Grades 1-5)

This choir offers beginner level vocal choir instruction and elementary bells instruction. Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamentals of singing and music theory, with a focus on learning about music in worship. Through fun musical activities, movement, and simple songs, children explore their voices and learn the basics of singing alone and in a group, gaining a familiarity with Christian worship.

Rehearsals: Sundays, 3:00-3:45 pm
Location: Children’s Music Room
Director: Evan Ayars, Children’s Music Specialist

Joyful Noise (Ages 3-Pre-K)

For our youngest singers, with games emphasizing rhythm, movement, and simple songs, children explore their voices and learn the basics of singing, music making, while gaining a familiarity with Christian worship.

Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:30-10:00 am
Location: Children’s Music Room
Director: Evan Ayars, Children’s Music Specialist

To learn more about joining a singing or ringing choir, please contact John Nothaft

Concerts in the Community

Lewinsville’s Concerts in the Community strives to bring arts into the McLean and Tysons area. Concerts are free and open to the public. New this year, Lewinsville has partnered with the local wine shop, Vienna Vintner, which will curate wines thematically appropriate for each concert. Wegmans has donated cheese, grapes, and charcuterie..

Lewinsville's Concerts in the Community is a self-sustaining mission of Lewinsville's Music Fund. Whether you are coming to escape commute traffic, enjoy our fantastic music or fellowship while enjoying a glass of wine, we look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Performances 2024

Wed, Jan 24 at 6:15 pm- Herseth Family Trumpet and Organ Concert - Featuring Joshua
Kauffman and John Nothaft

Wed, Feb 21 at 6:15 pm - British Invasion 60th Anniversary Concert
The Quick and the Dead perform featuring the Fifth Beatle, Lewinsville's Pipe Organ!

Wed, March 20 at 6:15 pm - The Irish Brazilians featuring Celtic Harp Gems of the Celtic Isles

Wed, April 24 at 6:15 pm - 'Music for Cherry Blossoms and Springtime'
Music of Beach, Rheinberger, and Saint-Saëns
Sarah Berger, Violin, James Hettinga, Cello, and John Nothaft, Organ

Wed, May 22 at 6:15 pm - J Clark Young Artist Recital, Daniel Carroll on Organ
Local Artist and Organ Performance Major at the Curtis Institute of Music

Wed, June 26 at 6:15 pm - Pride Composers Concert
Music of Chris Deblasio, Calvin Hampton, and Jennifer Higdon featuring John Nothaft and

Thurs, July 4 at 12:00 pm - Patriotic Pipe Organ Power Hour! Owen Reid and John Nothaft
perform Organ Duets

All our events are free and open to the public. 
Please note, that a free-will offering to support Lewinsville's projects will be taken at most concerts. 
Ample parking is available in our parking lots and along Chain Bridge Road.

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Contemplative Worship 2024

Contemplative Worship is an integral part of our faith formation. We invite you to join our services for renewal, meditation, and prayer. Contemplative Worship is offered on the first Sunday evening of every month.

1/7 at 7:00 pm - Candlelit Taizé Worship

2/4 at 7:00 pm - Candlelit Blues Worship Organ and Gospel Singer

3/3 at 7:00 pm - Candlelit Celtic Evensong with Celtic Harp and ensemble

3/28 at 7:30 pm - Maundy Thursday Worship with Lewinsville’s Chancel Choir

3/29 at 12:00 pm - Good Friday with Voice and Piano

3/30 at 7:30 pm- Good Friday with Lewinsville Cantorum

4/1 at 6:30 am - Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service

5/5 at 7:00 pm - Interfaith Ecumenical Worship featuring Choirs from the Tysons-Interfaith

6/2 at 4:00 pm - Choral Evensong with Lewinsville’s Chancel Choir