Messiah Lutheran Church
13901 Clopper Rd. Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 972-2130

Music Ministry


Summer 2017 and Autumn 2017 Events

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Organ Recital


(Stuttgart, Germany/Naples, Italy)

Maestro Sergio Orabona


Lutheran Reformation 500th Anniversary

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. 


Part Two

Messiah Lutheran Choir
Sally Martiny soprano
Linda Ruhnow alto
 Edward Lamberton tenor
Thomas Fegley and Kyle Pett bass
Ronald Butts-Boehmer director and organist


Reformation Day Service

500th Anniversary

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m. 


Wednesday evenings in Advent, 7:30 p.m



Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.




Weekly instrumental rehearsals resume on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Trumpet rehearsal 11:45 a.m., Orchestra 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Weekly Choir Rehearsals resume after Labor Day on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Handel Messiah full choir rehearsal and lunch, September 16, 9:30-2:00 p.m.

The choir and instruments resume playing and singing for Services on Sunday, September 10, 2017 meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Messiah Lutheran Organ – The Flentrop Orgelbouw Organ (1990) leads the congregation and choir in prayer and praise.



Messiah Lutheran Choir – The parish choir leads the congregation in song during the worship service. Anthems are sung that reflect upon the Scripture readings. The choir sings every Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. Divine Service from September to June and at special services for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Thanksgiving. This 15 member ensemble is currently composed of 5 sopranos, 4 altos, 3 tenors and 3 basses. Rehearsals for choir members are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM and meets on Sunday mornings at 10:10 a.m.. During Advent and Lent, rehearsals are after the Wednesday night services. Membership is open to all ages.

Choir Music Lists for Spring 2016 and Summer-Autumn 2016 .



Messiah Lutheran Festival Choir – The parish Festival Choir sings for Nine Lessons and Carols,  Christmastide Services, Holy Week and Easter.  Rehearsals are on Wednesday’s at 7:30 p.m.

 Messiah Lutheran Sunday School Choir – The children in Sunday School offer their praise to God in song several times during the year at the 10:30 a.m. service and at special services.


Messiah Lutheran Orchestra – This parish instrumental ensemble rehearses weekly and plays at the 10:30 a.m. Divine Service. Rehearsals are on Sunday’s from 12:30-1:30 PM. following the parish Sunday lunch. Auditions are open for all instrumentalists.  The ensemble is currently composed of: 3 violins, 2 violas, violoncello, guitar basso continuo, bass guitar basso continuo,  2 trumpets and organ. The instruments  currently tune to tuning at A=444 hertz matching the the present pitch of the Flentrop Organ. 2016-2017 repertory includes music of Bach, Walford Davies, Handel, Mozart, Purcell, S. S. Wesley, Vivaldi, service music, anthem accompaniments and hymns. 

Messiah Lutheran Soloists and Ensembles: Parishioners may sing or play a musical offering of prayer or praise. Music during worship has included the Messiah Lutheran Bluegrass Gospel Ensemble, vocal and instrumental solos and duets, a string and a woodwind ensemble.   

2017 Ministry of Music and Worship Events:  






Ronald Butts-Boehmer, Director of Music,


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Posted on: June 18th, 2011 by Music Director

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