Ministries Music & Arts Choirs

  • The Chancel Choir

    The Chancel Choir, eighty voices strong, rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:15-9:15 p.m. and sings at the 11 a.m. service. Professional musicians along with talented amateur singers perform major choral works with full orchestra. The Chancel Choir has also made recordings, including several for the music industry located in Nashville. Five of their CD's are available by calling the music office or here on the website.

    The Choir has made nine international tours to Europe as part of the church's ministry since 1986, and sang for the opening service of The American Guild of Organists 1995 Region IV Convention. In 1999, the choir sang for the national convocation of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. In 2004, the choir by request performed for a regional convention of the American Choral Directors Association. The Choir has been asked to sing for the upcoming 2012 national convention of The American Guild of Organists.

  • The Sanctuary Choir

    The Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. This friendly group of singers enjoys making music and serving as the worship choir for the 8:45 a.m. service. Founded in 1991, this accomplished group has grown in number and musicianship to become a vital voice in ministry and to lead their own services of Choral Evensong at various times during the year.

  • The Chamber Choir

    Upon occasion a Chamber Choir of 16-24 singers, auditioned from the Chancel Choir, sings for special events to lead in worship, present selections within a Chancel Choir concert, or perform a concert of their own.

  • Adult Handbell Choirs

    The Joy Ringers, an advanced handbell choir, rehearse September through April on Sunday afternoons.

    On Thursday mornings, September through April, the Wesley Ringers, an intermediate group, rehearse.

    Both handbell choirs rehearse in the fourth floor theater and invite people to be a part of their musical experience.

  • Youth Bell Choir

    The Youth Bell Choir rehearses and rings during the school year. It is open to all youth in grades 7-12. It is a fun group and is a way for youth to share their talents with their church. They rehearse Wednesday evenings.

  • 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.