Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Director of Music Ministries
Kurt Snider
757.595.6531, ext 306
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

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.

Music Ministry Choir Info/sign up: Please check out the Fall Choirs that are available for you to participate in at Chestnut. We have singing and ringing choirs available for children, youth, and adults. Check them out and sign up to be in a choir, sign your children up, sign your friends up, and consider helping with the Children's Christmas Musical.



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

Wonderful Wednesday Children's Music Program 
Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
Ages 3 through 5th grade
For more info, see Ministries -> Children's Ministries.
Contact Kurt to attend.

Wednesday Evening Youth Choir and Bells
Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
6th through 12 grades
For more info, see Ministries -> Youth Ministries.
Contact 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, or call 757-595-6531.