Music Ministry

Music Ministry


Director of Music Ministries
Kurt Snider
757.595.6531, ext 306
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Hi. My name is Kurt Snider and I am the Director of Music Ministries here at Chestnut. I was raised in the Methodist Church and can remember singing in choirs and playing the piano and organ from when I was just a very young child. My mother was the Church organist. I was very musical and participated in almost every group possible in my youth and throughout High School. If there was Music - I was there. I graduated from De-Pauw University, a Methodist School with a Bachelor's degree in music. I also studied organ and music counterpoint in Vienna, Austria. I earned a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. I have served Churches in IN, NJ, PA, OH, AR, and VA. 1 Love the Lord, am a Christian and have dedicated my life to serving the Lord through Music Ministry.

By Kurt Snider, Director of Music Ministries

PANDOLFI
Our good friend and Steinway virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi says “Happy New Year to Chestnut” and that he is planning to be with us again for Easter 2022!

 


 

The Choirs of Chestnut minister to all ages from children to teenagers to adults. We learn to sing and ring together primarily to contribute our praise and glory to the worship service. But Music at Chestnut goes beyond Worship. Music helps teach VBS, Christmas Pageants, and Musicals such as "Once Upon a Parable", Moses and the Freedom Fanatics", "Malice in the Palace", and "David and Goliath" just to name a few. Music Ministry at Chestnut reaches out into the community through concerts by our choirs as well as other groups such as "The Jeremiah People", Langley's "Heritage Band of America" and the "Virginia Wesleyan Choir". The world-renowned "Raleigh Ringers" Handbell Choir was also very well received by our congregation and the whole community! Participating in a choir at Chestnut is a wonderful experience with many benefits. You learn about music and tips on how to make music - and you may even make new Christian friends.

Chestnut offers opportunities for everyone to participate in Music Ministry - not only in Worship and hymn singing, but through the many singing and ringing choirs for all ages.

 


 

THE CHOIRS OF CHESTNUT

Tuesday Morning Bells
Tuesdays 11 a.m. -- Noon
Contact Kurt to attend

Wonderful Wednesday Children's Choir and Chimes 
(plus arts and crafts!)
Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact Dawn or Kurt to attend.

Praise Team

Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Contact Carley to attend.

Chestnut Chimes
Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
Contact Kurt to attend.

Chancel Choir
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Contact Kurt to attend.

Music for Older Youth
Contact Kurt or Carley for solo, ensemble, choir and ringing opportunities.

For more information on Music Ministries at Chestnut, please email Kurt Snider, music@chestnut.hrcoxmail.com or call 757-595-6531.