Music plays an important part in the worship of God, amplifying the lectionary, supporting the liturgy, calling all to prayer, and inspiring and encouraging those present to faithfully live their Christian calls in the world. Pohick musicians seek to provide just such a ministry, rehearsing throughout the year to support the integral role of music in worship, which is the center of the Christian life.
Pohick Church Music Program
The Cherubs Music Program
Early Childhood Music, ages 4-6.
The Cherubs Program at Pohick Church is a specialized music class that parents attend with their children. The kids think it’s all fun and games, and this is true, but it is a music theory class where very young kids learn to read treble clef notes by name on the staff and keyboard, and learn basic rhythms and time signatures all the way through to eighth notes. The whole program is free and fun, colorful and full of movement, singing, and rhythm instrument playing. They also perform for the congregation once each month from September through April.
Classes are conducted by Dan Catalanotto and Barb Lynn. Call 301-661-9294 to schedule.
Junior Children’s Choir
Students in grades 2-12.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays evenings
- Junior Choir meets from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Junior choristers focus on vocal production, learn to understand and read choral music scores, and sing a varied repertoire of choral music and part-singing in several languages. They are scheduled to sing for service about twice per month.
Students in grades 2-12.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 2:30 pm
Homeschool Choir meets from 2:30-3:45 pm at the Parish House. Homeschool choristers focus on vocal production, learn to understand and read choral music scores, and sing a varied repertoire of choral music and part-singing in several languages. They are scheduled to sing for service once or twice per month.
Classes are conducted by Dan Catalanotto. Call 301-661-9294 to RSVP for a try-it class.
St. Gregory Teen Choir
Rehearsals: Sundays 11:45am – 12:30pm
The St. Gregory Teen Choir meets after Sunday service. The ensemble is conducted by Sarah Markovits. Sarah teaches music and choral music at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. The teens rehearse weekly and sing the service monthly.
Choir of Pohick
College age and adult singers.
Rehearsals: Thursdays 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Music Room. Sings for the Sunday 10:30 am service (warming up at 9:45 am) and for special additional Christmas and Holy Week services.
Pohick Bell Choir
Teens and adults.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm. Studies bell techniques, musicianship, and rings joyfully once a month for the 10:30 service.
Play a variety of instruments on third Sunday of the month at the 10:30 am service and for community outreach events.
This fall individual members of this group may be called upon to play their instruments as soloists during services. Chris Brown, director
In addition to rehearsals and services listed above, all music groups participate in our annual concert, Sounds of Pohick.
Pohick Church is also quite proud of its pipe organ. Visit this page to learn more about its rich history.
Dan Catalanotto, Minister of Music
Look below for opportunities to participate with other musicians and learn and grow your own musical skills. New members of all the Pohick music groups are always welcome. This may be the time to explore your own musical skills. To speak directly to the Minister of Music, call 301-661-9294, or email at email@example.com.