Choirs

The Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir, an ensemble of 75 voices, rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:15-9:15 p.m. and sings at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The group also presents concerts throughout the year. Their concerts have been recognized by the Nashville Scene for their excellence. Walter Bittner of the Nashville Symphony called the Chancel Choir’s 2014 performance of the Brahms Requiem, “a deeply moving performance.”

An internationally renowned ensemble, the Chancel Choir has made nine tours to Europe as part of the church's ministry since 1986. They have sung at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Director’s Association, and the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians. For information about joining contact Matthew Phelps at mphelps@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500.

The Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir, an ensemble of 24 voices, rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m and sings at the 8:45 a.m. Sunday worship service. Founded in 1991, this accomplished group sings standard anthem repertoire, performs in concert with the Chancel Choir and sing Evensongs regularly. The group performed for the 2012 Convention of the American Guild of Organists and often performs with St. George Episcopal in Nashville, TN. For more information contact Andrew Risinger at arisinger@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500.

Children’s Choirs

The Children's Choir program runs from mid-September through Palm Sunday, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Three choirs offer opportunities for children from age four through the sixth grade. Along with leading in various Sunday worship services, the children learn music theory, and use Orff instruments and drums in their choirs.

Youth Vocal Ensemble

The youth vocal ensemble is a new group consisting of youth in graded 7-12. The ensemble runs from September through April and rehearses 12:15-1 p.m. on Sundays. There is a fellowship time before rehearsal where pizza is provided. The ensemble leads worship and sings choral music that includes classic and more contemporary repertoire.

Adult Handbell Choirs

The Joy Ringers is an advanced handbell ensemble that rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. They perform at worship services throughout the year, at the annual Candlelighting Service, and on Easter Sunday. Membership is by invitation. Interested people should contact Matthew Phelps at mphelps@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500 for more information.

Youth Bell Choir

Open to youth grades 7-12, the youth handbell choir rehearses on Wednesday Evenings from 6-7 p.m. September-April. They perform at worship services throughout the year and at the annual Candlelighting Service. Interested people should contact Amy Smith at

Watch a Video of our Children's Choir program: