Music

Dumbarton's chorus is led by A.J. Welch, who jonied us in spring, 2015. In addition to serving as Director of Music Ministries at Dumbarton, A.J. is an active pianist and conductor in the Washington D.C. area.

AJ Welch

As a performer, he has played at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the U.S. Congress and at numerous area embassies and universities. He is the resident keyboard artist with the Georgetown Chorale, conducts a Chevy Chase-based singing group, and teaches piano lessons both in a private studio and at the Wolf Trap Education Center. He is pursuing a master's degree in music at the University of Maryland.

The choir rehearses on Thursday nights, brushing up on anthems on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Expect a choir piece at the service about every other Sunday in season. For four seasons the chorus has performed the difficult "Missa Gaia" (Earth Mass) by Paul Winter.

A video of the choir's Veni Veni Emmanuel, performed in Dec. 2018, can be found here.

And a recording of "O Love" in March 2019 can be found here.