Welcome! Voices In Praise exists for the glory of God and in service to others. As the youth choir of Friendship United Methodist Church, the group is open to all youth in grades 6 -12 who have a desire to sing and a willingness to make the commitment to the group. Singers are not required to be a member of the church or to have any background in singing. Our doors are open to everyone!

The choir rehearses on Mondays. Girls rehearse from 6:30pm – 8pm; Guys rehearse from 7pm – 8:30pm.

New singers are welcome any time. Feel free to contact Director Holly Reynolds Lee at 301-728-1748 with questions!

Want to learn more about Voices In Praise? We made this video as part of a fundraising campaign in 2014. Meet Director Holly Reynolds Lee and learn more about our music and ministry.

About VIP

Voices In Praise is the youth choir of Friendship United Methodist Church in Friendship, Maryland. The 50+-voice ensemble is made up of youth between the ages of 11 and 18, who perform a range of music from classic choral pieces, to toe-tapping spirituals and gospel tunes, as well as contemporary anthems.

In addition to regular performances in church, Voices In Praise sings for audiences who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience sacred music. The choir has performed at hospitals, retirement communities, nursing homes, children’s centers, juvenile detention centers, prisons, homeless shelters, shelters for victims of domestic violence, and more.

During its 17-year history, the choir has traveled throughout North America and around the globe.

VIP Tour History:
2002 – Orlando, Florida
2004 – Toronto & Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
2006 – Ireland
2008 – Austin & San Antonio, TX
2010 – South Bend, IN & Chicago, IL
2012 – Russia
2014 – Pacific Northwest: Vancouver, BC; Victoria, BC; and Seattle, WA

Voices In Praise is directed by Holly Reynolds Lee. Briana Gresko and Iain Sturrock accompany the ensemble.