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Chancel choir

Dr. James Nga, Director

Our Chancel Choir serves the church in worship and music ministry by singing at the 9:30 AM service most Sundays from September through May. Other ministries may include singing at special services and concerts. The Choir sings a wide variety of music ranging from traditional hymns and anthems to contemporary praise songs. Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary on Thursday evenings, 7:30 -9:00 PM. We always welcome new singers – teenagers and adults. No audition is necessary. We also accept a short-term commitment. The only requirements for participation are a love for singing and a desire to share that love through music. The mission of our Chancel Choir is to glorify God and minister to both our congregation and community through thoughtful and expressive singing.  Please contact Dr. James Nga, Music Director, at for more information. 


handBell choir

Susan Evans, Director                                                                                   Maine State Chair, Handbell Musicians of America

The Cumberland Church Bell Choir consists of 11 ringers, who play on 3 octaves of bells and 3 octaves of chimes.  They generally play once a month from October through April including the Sunday before Easter and the Sunday before Christmas. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm.  The level of music difficulty ranges from 2+ - 3+ with the comfort level usually at the 2+ level.  Last year they performed a solo at the Maine Spring Ring as well as participating in the massed ring.     

strings with Jim


In addition to the choirs, we have occasional music contributions from our in-house string ensemble led by James Nga (pictured here), soloists, and instrumentalists.

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Dr. James Nga, Director

The Youth Choir is a great opportunity for children to develop a sense of belonging and a love for music. It also helps them to grow an appreciation for worship and church music that will last a lifetime. Our aim is to have fun while learning to sing songs that are joyous, positive and meaningful. We typically present a song approximately once a month in our 9:30 am service, from September through May, and on special occasions such as the Christmas Pageant and Spring concert. We rehearse on Sundays, 8:30 to 9:00 am in the Bible Room. All kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 are welcome to join, with no audition required. Please consider singing with us for part of the year if you are unsure that you can commit to the entire season. We are flexible and will be glad to have you with us when you can. Join us in making a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Please contact Dr. James Nga, Music Director, at for more information.

music outreach program

One of the missions of the music program at this church is to reach out to the surrounding towns and communities through music. A variety of live music is presented through our annual concert series. Piano lessons at a reduced rate are also offered through this program by our Music Director, Dr. James Nga. This program aims to exemplify God's grace by helping persons, especially children, in our local community discover and develop God-given talent through the transforming power of music.

Read Dick Klain’s tribute  to our musicians Music Appreciation Sunday (April 28, 2019) by clicking on the photo.

Read Dick Klain’s tribute to our musicians Music Appreciation Sunday (April 28, 2019) by clicking on the photo.