The Music Ministries at Cason United Methodist Church have a long tradition of excellence within the Delray Beach area and are great examples of one of our many outreach programs providing exciting and inspirational music for our weekly services and other programs within the community.
The Chancel Choir is an all volunteer mixed choir that sings for our weekly services providing seasonal anthems and cantatas from September through May. We welcome anyone with a passion for singing and a love of Christian music to join us any Thursday night at 7:00pm for very informal and fun-filled rehearsals. During the summer months soloists and small ensembles provide the special music for our services.
Our Hand Bell Choir plays for many special events throughout the year and is often teamed up with other church choirs. We use 5 octaves of Schulmerich bells and hand chimes for our services. The choir meets weekly on Monday nights at 7:00pm from September through May. Anyone is welcome to join us at any time and you do not have to read music to be a part of this fun group.
Since our service is a blend of traditional and contemporary music, we also have a praise team that sings contemporary Christian music weekly. It consists of a quartet leading the congregation which also rehearses along with the chancel choir on Thursday nights.
All the music ministries at Cason are led by Douglas Carter, who holds two degrees, a BA in Piano Performance, and a MME in Secondary Education both from Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana. He taught middle and high school choirs for 26 years at Warren Township schools in Indianapolis and was the Director of Music Ministries at three churches for over 22 total years. Currently he is leading all the Music Ministries at Cason serves as the organist and pianist, teaches private piano lessons, tunes pianos, and performs at many private functions and corporate events.