The Choirs and Music Staff

Director of Music Ministry – Dr. James E. Smith

Organist – Ty Woodward


Chancel Choir – Dr. James Smith, Director
Adults
Meets at 7:40 p.m. on Thursdays (with a break during the Summer). The Chancel Choir provides music every Sunday during the 10 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service and presents major concerts in December and in the spring.


Amadeus Handbell Choir – Mary Crawford, Director
Adults & Youth
Meets at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays (with a break during the Summer)


Youth Choir – Jack McHugh, Director
Youth Choir is open to all youth (6th-12th grade) and practices weekly prior to UMYF. Together they explore God’s message of love through music of all kinds, styles and genres. While called Youth Choir, they call on a multitude of talented instrumentalists as well–strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. Rehearsals on Sundays, 6 – 6:30 p.m., Choir Room For more information contact Jack McHugh   j.mchugh@santamonicaumc.org.


Children’s Church – 3rd Sundays during Sunday School

On every third Sunday of the month during Sunday School, the children gather for Children’s Church – a time for song and movement as they explore what the heart of worship is all about. The children practice in preparation for special Sundays such as Children’s Sabbath, Christmas Eve, Palm Sunday and other events. 

Children’s Choir – Janet Searfoss, Director
Children’s Choir provides our Elementary (K-5) aged participants with the opportunity to explore God’s love through music, singing and movement, as we explore basic choral fundamentals for singing as a choir. This choir practices in the Chapel on the third Sunday of the month.

Cherub Choir – Jamie Jones, Director
Cherub Choir is a place for our youngest disciples to learn about God’s love through music, singing and handbells.  It is open to children in preschool and practices in Room 205 on the third Sunday of the month.

To receive updates about Children’s Church opportunities, contact Tricia Guerrero or go to Sundays for Children.


Come make music with us!

All of the choirs participate in the Sunday services approximately every 6 weeks.  For more information, call the church office (310) 393-8258 or fill out the form below.