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Our ensembles for children, youth and adults share the common vision to be a loving community of God that passionately and creatively pursues excellence in music and worship. We are blessed to have so many people with diverse musical backgrounds, united to create inspiring music to God’s glory. Music on Sunday mornings and at special worship services, concerts, and other programs throughout the year are open to all. People of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in our musical groups, or help the ministry behind the scenes and in other ways. Click the Ensembles link below for more information.

Connect with us on Facebook. For more information, contact Sue Bayne at 704-295-4831 or sbayne@mpumc.org.

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Chillin' with Chimes

July 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Rising kindergarteners-2nd graders are invited to join Brian Childers for a morning of music. Learn how to ring and care for chimes, take a tour of our handbell room, and be introduced to all sorts of weird, wild, and wonderful bells! Click here to register. 

Summer Handbell Boot Camps

June 17, 18, 20, 21 (no camp on June 19): Join Brian Childers to take your handbell ringing to the next level!  Children in 3rd-5th grade will meet from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to register. Youth (6th-12th graders) will meet 1-4 p.m. New ringers are welcome! Click here to register. Email Sue Bayne at sbayne@mpumc.org with any questions.

Summer 2024 Handbell Camps
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Performing Arts Camp

June 10-14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Rising 3rd-8th graders are invited to join us for a week of fun as we perform the musical, 100% Chance of Rain. Discounted registration fee of $200 is available through March 31. The fee increases to $225 beginning April 1. Click here to register. Email Sue Bayne at sbayne@mpumc.org with any questions.

2023 Christmas Concert

Click here to watch the broadcast of  the December 3 Christmas Concert, featuring our adult, youth, and children’s ensembles and a full orchestra. 

Christmas Concert 2023 (2)
Phantom of the Organ Re-Broadcast Website

Phantom of the Organ

This annual program of spooky organ music and popular songs is fun for the whole family. Children’s and youth ensembles perform along with a surprise cast of characters. Don’t miss this fun event!

2022 Phantom of the Organ
2021 Phantom of the Organ

Children's and Youth Ensembles

Following are our vocal and handbell choirs for children and youth, grades K-12.  Sign-ups for fall are below. For more information, email Brian Childers, Director of Music for Children, Youth, and Handbells, at bchilders@mpumc.org

Children's Ensembles for Web

Tinkerbells – Handbells for K-2nd Graders
Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Junior Bells – Handbells for 3rd-5th Graders
Rehearsal – Sundays at 3 p.m.

Youth Bells – Handbells for 6th-12th Graders
Rehearsal – Sundays at 4 p.m.

Alleluia Choir – Choir for K-1st Graders
Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.

Junior Choir – Choir for 2nd-5th Graders
Rehearsal – Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.

Choir Easter Sunday 2022 (2)

Adult Ensembles

Our adult ensembles share the common vision to be a loving community of God that passionately and creatively pursues excellence in music and worship. We are blessed to have so many people with diverse musical backgrounds, united to create inspiring music to God’s glory. Read below for more information. Email Sue Bayne at sbayne@mpumc.org with any questions.

Midday Music Resuming 2024

Midday Music

Midday Music is on a brief hiatus. Check here for updates!

View all previous Midday Music concerts here.

Midsummer Night's Serenade

2023 Concerts:
Click here to watch 2023 concerts.

2022 Concerts:
Hymn Sing: August 3
An Evening of Patriotic Music: July 6
An Evening of Jazz: June 1

2021 Concerts:
Click here to watch 2021 concerts.

Midsummer Night's Serenade for website
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Music Endowment Fund

Established in memory of the first full-time music director at Myers Park United Methodist Church, the Walter Herbert Ball Endowment Fund for Music provides funding for music programs of the church for which he served so long and so faithfully. The Fund is used to underwrite concerts, including our Midday Music Series and the American Guild of Organists Summer Recital Series, which raises money for local organists’ scholarships.  The fund provides educational workshops with international clinicians and artists for our choirs and community. It provides funding for the commission of new sacred music and subsidizes the Chancel Choir’s tours, including trips to England, Austria and the Czech Republic, and Scotland. In 2021 the fund helped to refurbish the choir room for better seating and a more efficient rehearsal space.