Instrumental Music

We are fortunate on a weekly basis to enjoy the skilled gifts of many instrumentalists.  On any given week, one may hear flute or harp played by Meredith Hill, violin or piano played by Billy Batte, and trumpet, flugelhorn, or recorder played by Carroll Bailey.  These, in addition to the keyboard playing of our organist Andrey Kasparov and Minister of Music Robert Shoup, provide the sonic foundation to each Sunday’s worship music.  Special musical guests also occasionally appear in worship, frequently from the Virginia Symphony. Instrumental musicians wishing to contribute to Sunday worship should contact Mr. Shoup for more information.


The Freemason Street Brass Choir

…is an exceptional ensemble of trained brass players, many of whom are active professionals, and all of whom volunteer to play.  They come from across the region to play at Freemason Street in about seven programs each year, appearing in both festival worship services (like Fall Kickoff, Palm Sunday, and Anniversary Sunday) and our Community Music Series.  They have played material ranging from classical fanfares and works written for brass to transcriptions of symphonic works by composers like Brahms, Bach, and Elgar.

Membership is open to qualified trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba, and timpani players.  Interested players must be able to read and play at a high level due to the limited rehearsal time needed by the ensemble.  Directed by Robert Shoup, rehearsals as scheduled around program dates.  Contact Mr. Shoup for details.





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Weekly Schedule


9:45am – Christian Formation Opportunities

11:00am – Online Worship Service
(contact the Church Office to attend in person)


12:00pm – Facebook Live


7:00pm – Evening Worship and Prayers via Zoom


8:30am – The Norfolk Street Choir Project (showers, breakfast, and activities)

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