The Church at Litchfield Park
300 North Old Litchfield Road
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
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Music ministry is an active and vital component of The Church at Litchfield Park. There are opportunities for musicians of any age and experience. Please contact Dr. Susan Kujawski, Director of Music
(623) 935-3411 with any questions.
Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016
December 19, 2015
9:15 a.m. Service: December 21, 2014
Residents of the Woodmark Assisted Living Center in Sun City were treated to a “Salute to Veterans” concert on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by members of the Childrens’ Christian Community Choir (4C) and the Jubilee Christian Singers.
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The combined choirs at The Church at Litchfield Park sang the National Anthem on April 27, 2014.
The Chancel Choir is a group of mature, dedicated singers who participate in two worship services per week, September through May. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 – 8:15. Most choir members have previous choral experience and many read music. Membership in the Chancel Choir is open to all adults.
The Chancel Singers lead praise songs in the 10:45 a.m. service and are accompanied by the Chancel Band. This is a great group for those who enjoy a relaxed and creative musical environment. The Chancel Singers rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:15. Membership is open to all interested singers, high school age and older.
A new musical outreach group has been formed at CLP: the Jubilee Christian Singers. The group is under the direction of Mary Meese and the group’s mission is to use their musical talent to brighten the lives of those who live in assisted-living centers and group homes. Past venues have included The Woodmark Memory Care facility in Sun City, La Loma Senior Living, and Benevilla Multigenerational Day Care Center.
If you are interested in participating or know of a facility that would enjoy a visit from the Jubilee Christian Singers, please contact the church office at the phone number or email address under
"Contact Us" (above / left).
Childrens’ Christian Community Choir (4C) is an outreach of The Church at Litchfield Park and is open to any young musician ages K-12, regardless of church affiliation or religious background. There is no cost for membership.
Repertoire consists of age-appropriate traditional and contemporary Christian songs and appropriate secular literature (Disney, patriotic, Christmas, pop music, standard secular repertoire written for young voices). These groups perform several times during the season. In the past, these venues have included the Maricopa County Fair, Glendale Glitters, Christmas in the Park, services at CLP and other churches, area assisted-living facilities, Knotts Berry Farm, and Chase Field for a Diamondbacks game.
4C consists of four groups based on age and interest:
Joyful Noise (grades K-1) meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:00, September through May, at The Church at Litchfield Park in classroom 6. Find the location of Classroom #6 on our campus map HERE. This is an active music-making experience for little ones. Joyful Noise is directed by Jane Calhoun.
Voices in Praise (V.I.P.) (grades 2-5) meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 5:50, September through May, in the Fireside Room at The Church at Litchfield Park. Find the location of the Fireside Room on our campus map HERE. Members in this group learn proper singing technique and age-appropriate vocal production. In addition, the basic understanding of a musical score and beginning music-reading are emphasized. VIP is directed by Susan Kujawski.
The Adrenaline Community Youth Choir (grades 5-12) meets on Sunday afternoons, September through May, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the CLP Choir Room. Find the location of the Choir Room on our campus map HERE. Members in this group will learn proper singing technique and care of the voice in adolescent years. In addition, music-reading techniques will be emphasized and members will be challenged by multi-part music. This group is directed by Susan Kujawski.
Chimin’ In (grades 3-5) is our children’s hand chime choir. It meets in the Fireside Room on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 -5:00. Find the location of the Fireside Room on our campus map HERE. Members learn to ring hand chimes in preparation for hand bell ringing. Proper technique and music-reading skills are emphasized. This group is directed by Susan Kujawski.
Handbell Choirs are a vital part of the music ministry at CLP. These choirs are directed by Marilyn Chandler, an experienced director and member of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (AGEHR), and nationally-recognized expert and clinician. These groups perform once a month at CLP along with additional performances during the church year and throughout the community. Anyone interested in membership should contact Marilyn Chandler at CLP (623) 935-3411.
There are currently two adult Handbell Choirs at The Church at Litchfield Park:
Heavenly Handbells is a choir consisting of beginning adult ringers. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary from 4:30 – 5:45.
The Carillon Choir offers opportunities for the more-experienced ringer. All members have previous experience ringing handbells and read music easily. This group rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00- 8:30.
Susan Kujawski, EdD is the Director of Music at The Church at Litchfield Park. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree, Vocal Emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; a Master of Music Education Degree from Northern Arizona University; and an Educational Doctorate/Secondary and Music Education from Arizona State University. Dr. Kujawski is retired from public school music education where she taught not only elementary and secondary level music classes and choirs but university undergraduate and graduate music-education classes.
She and her family have been active members of The Church at Litchfield Park for twenty years. In addition to her duties at CLP, Dr. Kujawski also teaches early childhood music classes at Montessori West Preparatory Academy and sings in The Phoenix Symphony Chorus.
Marilyn Chandler, the Bell Master at The Church at Litchfield Park, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Music Education from Western Michigan University with further studies at Central Michigan University and the University of Arizona. Her handbell education was obtained from the foremost handbell directors in the US and world renown directors at three International Handbell Symposiums. She directed four handbell choirs at a United Methodist Church in MI, was a paid ringer in a church in Arizona, and directed the community handbell choir in Sun City before coming to Litchfield Park. As a member of the Handbell Musicians of America, she has been invited to teach courses at their local, state and national events in eight different states. Three of her articles have been published in “Overtones,” the handbell publication distributed world wide.
As a member of The Church at Litchfield Park, she also serves as a Deacon, is an active member of the Chancel Choir, and has accompanied the Jubilee Christian Singers.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and Elementary Endorsements in Reading, ESL and Early Childhood Development. Although recently retired, Jane taught Kindergarten in the Buckeye Elementary District for 33 years. She is currently a certified teacher in the State of Arizona and substitutes in the district. She was named West Side Impact Teacher of the Year in 2006.
Jane is a member of The Church at Litchfield Park and has been an active member of the Chancel Choir for 32 years. She has served on the Worship Committee and various search committees in the church.
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