Music is a joyous ministry of Richfield UMC that has cultivated spiritual vitality in worship, concerts, and as a community. There is a variety of music ensembles suitable for all skill levels, including Chancel Choir, Chancel Bell Choir, Sunday School Choir, and Living Water band. Recipients of the Groth Music Scholarship share their musical gifts in worship throughout the summer months. There are typically several concerts throughout the year.
Chancel Choir is an SATB choir (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) led by Paige Armstrong, choir director. They meet weekly (by Zoom, during pandemic) to connect and rehearse for Sunday worship and concerts throughout the year. The Sanctuary Pipe Organ was recently upgraded and fills the space with glorious music, played by Music Director Nancy Dierauer. The Living Waters Band led by Victor Zupanc jams on music from classic hymns to contemporary progressive Christian rock, from 70s folk ballads to modern hits. Diverse styles of music are woven into every worship service. Special musicians appear in worship, too, including soloists, duets and four-person ensembles, and many musicians of every instrument family.
Chancel Bell Choir led by Ann Johnson and Sunday School Choir led by Ann Johnson, Lisa Oster, and Becca Whitaker are on hiatus during this season of pandemic.