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

Music Ministry


Lutheran Reformation 500th Anniversary

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

Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. 

George Frideric HANDEL


An Oratorio

Part the Second

Messiah Lutheran Choir and Soloists
Sally Martiny soprano
Linda Ruhnow alto
Roger O. Isaacs countertenor
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, November 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Choir and instruments


Wednesday evenings in Advent, 7:30 p.m



Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:30 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 with the parish orchestra 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 16 member ensemble is currently composed of 5 sopranos, 5 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 Orchestra – This parish instrumental ensemble rehearses and plays weekly at the 10:30 a.m. Divine Service. Rehearsals are on Sunday’s from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 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.  2017 repertory includes music of Bach, Callahan, Walford Davies, Faure’, Handel, Hildebrand, Mozart, Purcell, Schalk, Tallis, Vivaldi, S. S. Wesley, service music, anthem accompaniments and hymns. 

Messiah Lutheran instrumentalists and Ensembles: Parishioners may sing or play a musical offering. Music during worship has included the Messiah Lutheran Bluegrass Gospel Ensemble, vocal and instrumental solos. 

Messiah Lutheran Sunday School Choir: – The children in Sunday School offer their praise to God in song several times during the year.

2017 Ministry of Music and Worship Events:  




Ronald Butts-Boehmer, Director of Music,



Posted on: June 18th, 2011 by Music Director

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