You’re invited to Rejoice Greatly!
Announcing “Rejoice Greatly’, UMC Vista’s Annual Christmas Concert
Plan now to attend the Music Ministries presentation of our Christmas concert

“Rejoice Greatly” on Sunday December 17 th at 4PM in the Sanctuary. We are happy to announce that the Chancel Choir will be combining with members of the San Luis Rey Chorale, and friends from the Greater San Deigo Music Coterie. We will also feature our Chamber Orchestra, Anderson Handbells, and guest artists Jimmy Patton and Enrique Platas and Naomi Alter, harpist.
The concert will open with an exciting and varied program of original music from our cadre of local composers including, Adam Ferrea, Frank Hallock, David Lewis, director of the San Luis Rey Chorale, Christoph Rayburn, Jimmy Patton with Enrique Platas and Naomi Alter. We will present newly composed music and new and beautiful arrangements of well known carols and songs of the season.

The second part of the concert is a presentation of the Christmas portions of Handel’s Messiah. We are pleased to welcome guest tenor Johanthan Cebreros, and guest soprano Hope Carleson Chen to this special presentation. Alto Beth Hallock and bass Frank Hallock will be featured soloists as well. The orchestra is featured in this performance, and the concert will conclude with the Hallelluia Chorus, and
the audience is invited to sing-a-long! Music will be provided.
Come and join us for this wonderful and uplifting concert! Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken during intermission. We hope to see you there!
Music Ministry


The Music Ministry at the United Methodist Church of Vista offers music for Sunday Worship and also several Concerts and Special Events during the church year. We have opportunities for Choral Singers, Handbell Ringers, and Praise Band musicians. We will welcome anyone interested in those Ministries. There is an anonymous quote that says
“Music speaks when words fail”
We in the music ministry certainly understand that, and it is with joy that we offer our music to God and to each other. Please feel invited to be part of this vital worship experience. 

The Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir shares music for the 10:00 am service.  The Chancel Choir features a stunning array of classical hymns, traditional melodies, jazz pieces, spirituals, and contemporary songs conducted by 
Rev. Frank Hallock, Any adult who loves to sing is welcome. They practice on Thursdays at 7:30 pm.  

The Praise Band

The Praise Band shares music for the 9:00 am service.  The Praise Band features an array of classical hymns and contemporary music. Led by Adam Ferrara, Greg Rey, Roy Good, and Jimmy Patton. Any adult who loves to sing is welcome. They practice at 9 am on Sundays. 

 Anderson Hand Bell Choir

The Anderson Hand Bell Choir is the hand bell choir, who performs pieces written for hand bells at special celebrations throughout the year, conducted by  
Rev. Frank Hallock, Minister of Music.  They rehearse on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.

The Ringers and Singers and Sunshine Magic

The Ringers and Singers are our Children’s Choir who share music in worship once a month. Chimes are led by Carol Pence. Note: Sunshine Magic, not meeting now. is led by
Rev. Frank Hallock,  Any student in Kinder – High School is welcome. They practice on Wednesdays at 3:45 pm. 
Rev. Frank Hallock
Associate Pastor of
Music and Visitation
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