Music & Choirs

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Morning Glory

Ever thought about being part of an amazing musical family, where laughter and community are as important as the music? Now is your chance to live out that dream! Morning Glory is an adult choir that sings all varieties of music from classical to contemporary, Renaissance to praise, Gregorian to gospel. Morning Glory does it all! Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15pm. Worshiping at the 8am Sunday service with occasional cameo appearances at other services, Morning Glory’s goal is to enhance the congregation’s worship experience through word and song. Singers of all abilities and ages are welcome.

Contact: Bill Golden, Morning Glory Director

Chancel Choir

Experience the joy of singing with us, from Mozart to Copland, African to American tunes, in church services, in special concerts, and on international tours. Join the camaraderie of an exceptional group of singers. The choir enjoys an award-winning director, Daniel Hughes. Come to rehearsals (no auditions necessary) on Thursday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15pm in the Choir Room. Chancel Choir alternates each month between the 9:30am Sunday service and the 11:15am service.

Contact: Daniel Hughes, Chancel Choir Director

Starfire Singers

This choir, for youth in grades 9–12 (all levels of singing ability welcome!), sings every Sunday at one of the worship services. In addition to presenting music of high quality, the group provides a vital fellowship program. Starfire Singers perform in special concerts throughout the year; they go on retreats, on special outings, and on tour. It is a great way for youth to meet new people, have fun, and grow in faith. Starfire rehearses each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm. See Youth Ministries for more information.

Contact: Carol Damonte, Director of Youth Ministry, 650-948-1083 x131. Visit the Senior High webpage.

Lightshine

Lightshine is a choir for youth in grades 6–8 that performs in one of the Sunday services about every six weeks and participates in special festivities and musical productions during the year. Lightshine rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Choir Room. See Youth Ministries for more information.

Contact: Carol Damonte, Director of Youth Ministry, 650-948-1083 x131. Visit the Junior High webpage.

Rainbow Choir & Sunshine Singers

These choirs offer children the opportunity to develop self-expression, leadership qualities, and discipline in a positive atmosphere of love and joy through Christian music and fellowship. Rainbow Choir is for grades K–2 and Sunshine Singers is for grades 3–5. The choirs periodically sing at Sunday worship services and participate in special musical productions. Join us!
    Rainbow Choir meets each Sunday at 11am in Room 9.
    Sunshine Singers gather each Sunday at 11am in Room 7.

Contact: Jennie Hare, Sunshine Singers Director, Erica Carlstrom, Rainbow Choir Director, or visit the Children’s Choir webpage.

Creekside Worship Band

The Creekside Worship Band made its debut in 2001 at the first Creekside Crossings worship service. And it has been performing there and at several Los Altos United Methodist Church services and concerts ever since. Made up of LAUMC members, friends, ministers and staff, the Creekside Worship Band (CWB) is incredibly talented and makes worship at Creekside Crossings even more powerful and inspiring.

CWB performs some of the best modern praise and worship music, as well as new music written by our own Dirk Damonte, Minister of Music & Worship Arts. The songs range from high-energy Christian rock to soulful ballads. CWB’s music consists of vocals, keyboard, guitars, bass, drums and percussion. At Creekside Crossings, we believe that music is a great way to worship God and feel God’s presence. The Creekside Worship Band makes faith come alive through its awesome music.

The Organ and our organist, T. Paul Rosas

People from throughout the community come to Los Altos United Methodist Church to see and hear the organ in our sanctuary. The original pipe organ was installed in 1962. It was expanded and finally, in 2007, the Swain and Kates pipework (45 rank pipe organ with 2,416 pipes) was combined with an Allen 465 Custom Organ Console with 4 manuals, 87 stops, 4 organ suites (American, French, German and English), and 255 MIDI voices. This organ can now support the diverse styles of music demanded by the different choirs and music programs.

T. Paul Rosas, Senior Organist, can be found at the organ on Sunday morning during our worship services. He also performs at various benefits and concerts throughout the year. Paul is available to hire for special occasions such as weddings and memorials.

Alleluia Ringers

Alleluia Ringers is the LAUMC bell choir. Rehearsals on the handbells are on Mondays, 7:00–9:00pm in the Choir Room. We’re always looking for new handbell ringers, no experience necessary – so join us and be ready to have fun!

Contact Larry and Carla Sue, Alleluia Ringers Codirectors