The Choirs at St. Matthew

The pandemic has resulted in serious restrictions on singing in groups. There is no doubt that as the situation improves, these restrictions will be reduced.  Safety concerns have affected our choirs and their rehearsals.  For the latest information about the current status of things, please contact Scott Fredericks, our Minister of Music.

Choirs for Children and Youth

All children and youth age 3-grade 6
Choirs rehearse:

Preschool Music Makers (ages 3, 4, 5 & kindergarten) - Thursdays 6:15-7:00pm
Primary Choir (Grades 1 & 2) - Wednesdays 4:30-5:15pm
Junior Choir (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6) - Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm

Registration forms have been mailed to call children and youth of the church. If you have not received one, please contact the church office at 717-637-7101. All children and youth, ages 3 through 6th grade, are invited to participate in these lively groups.

Spirit Singers

Women, Grades 7-12 - Rehearses as scheduled. Please contact Scott if you are interested in this choir.

The Adult Choir

See Scott today if you feel called to offer your talents in this ministry. The adult choir is an important element of our worship and evangelism. Did you know over half of our church's new members tell us they were attracted to St. Matthew because of the music ministry? You make a real difference here. Please take this to prayer. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 8-9:15 pm in the adult rehearsal room.

Mini-Minister Puppets

Grades 6-12- The puppets rehearse in Fellowship Hall usually on Saturday mornings. Please consider joining this important and fun ministry of our church! If you have any questions, contact Deb Smith, 717-633-9787.

Sunday Praise Singers and Instrumentalists

This group offers "contemporary" music for our Sunday worship about once a month. The membership, which changes based on the participants' availability and schedules, is open to youth and adults. Speak to Scott if you can assist with this ministry.

Family Choir

We have been delighted with our 100+ voice family choir! This group is open to all families - moms, dads, children, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters. We sing several times a year with just one or two rehearsals, usually on Sunday mornings at 10:15. Rehearsal CD's are provided for home family rehearsals.


Our fine handbell choir rehearses each week on Thursday night from 7:00-8:00 pm and presents music in worship throughout the year, rings concerts and sometimes attends handbell festivals with numerous handbell choirs. See Scott if you have an interest in ringing.

Men's Chorus

This ensemble sings in worship and concert several times a year. The chorus is open to all St. Matthew men. The chorus rehearses as needed on Thursday evenings prior to singing in worship or concert. CD's are provided for home study. Speak to Scott for additional information.

For more information or questions about musical opportunities at St. Matthew, contact Scott Fredericks at 717-637-7101 or