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Choirs for All Ages

  • Chancel Choir

    Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., in the Choir Room (B157)

    Chancel Choir is open to all adults and sings in the 11:05 service every Sunday. This choir also has an annual Christmas concert and sings on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • March 26  Ash Wednesday
    • April 9  Maundy Thursday
    • April 10  Good Friday
    • April 11  Easter Saturday
    • April 12  Easter Sunday
    • December 13  Festival of Carols
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Children's Choirs (4 years – 5th grade)

    Wednesdays, 6:15-7 p.m. 

    We offer a wide range of children’s choirs for 4-year-olds through 5th graders. Children’s choirs sing in worship 3-4 times per year and have annual spring and winter concerts.

    2020 Major Dates

    • January 15  Choir rehearsals begin
    • May 29  Children's Choir Program
    • July 27-30  Kids Music Camp
    • September 9  Choir rehearsals begin
    • December 9  Children's Choir Program
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Jubilation Choir (6th – 8th grade)

    Sundays at 6:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)

    This choir sings in the 8:15 service every 4-6 weeks and sings in other services throughout the year. Jubilation Choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs, and on their annual summer tour.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • January 12  Choir rehearsals begin
    • February 1-2  Jubilation Choir Retreat
    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • May 31  Jubilation Send-Off Concert
    • June 1-5  Jubilation Choir Tour
    • November 29  Youth Advent Concert
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Sonshine Choir (9th – 12th grade)

    Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)

    This choir sings in the 8:15 service every Sunday. Sonshine Choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs, and on their annual summer tour.

    Contact James Wells to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • January 12  Choir rehearsals begin
    • January 17-20  Sonshine Ski Trip
    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • July 11-18  Sonshine Choir Tour
    • July 19  Sonshine Home Concert
    • November 29  Youth Advent Concert
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • IRIS Young Adult Ensemble

    Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

    IRIS is an a cappella group for young adults ranging from 18 to 30. The group occasionally provides special music for BUMC services and special events and is featured in major choral concerts, including Festival of Carols and Heartsongs.

    Contact Dana Gary to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • December 13  Festival of Carols
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

Other Music Opportunities

  • JoySound Orchestra

    Rehearses Sundays at 3:45 p.m. in The Pit (Room A182)

    For all youth and adult instrumentalists who want to share their musical gifts with the church.

    JoySound plays in worship services 1-2 times per month from January through May.

    In addition to playing in worship, this group also plays in concerts throughout the year, at senior living communities, and other venues.

    Contact Patsy Wade at pwade@bumc.net to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • April 10  Good Friday
    • April 11  Easter Saturday
    • April 12  Easter Sunday
    • December 13  Festival of Carols
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Contemporary Praise Band

    The Awakening Band requires an audition and interview. 

    The Awakening Band leads worship in the 9:45 service every Sunday.

    This group combines singers and instrumentalists to lift praises up to God through music. The Awakening Band requires an audition and interview. 

    Contact Jeff Wood at jwood@bumc.net to schedule an audition.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • April 11  Easter Saturday
    • April 12  Easter Sunday
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • BUMC Ringers

    Rehearses Sundays, 5-6 p.m., in Room B164

    BUMC Ringers is our adult handbell choir and rehearses on Sundays, 5-6 p.m., in Room B164. This group plays in worship 3-4 times per year and at other annual events such as Christmas concerts and Holy Week services.

    Contact Dr. Gregg Bunn at gbunn@bumc.net to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • April 10  Good Friday
    • April 11  Easter Saturday
    • April 12  Easter Sunday
    • December 13  Festival of Carols
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Youth Handbell Choir

    Rehearses Sundays, 4-5 p.m., in Room B164

    The Youth Handbell Choir is for 6th-12th graders and rehearses Sundays, 4-5 p.m., in Room B164. This group plays in the annual Youth Advent Concert and 1-2 other times throughout the year. 

    Contact Dr. Gregg Bunn at gbunn@bumc.net to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • March 8  Heart Songs
    • November 29  Youth Advent Concerts
    • December 24  Christmas Eve

  • Rhythm + Bells

    For 2nd-5th graders

    Rhythm + Bells is for 2nd-5th graders. This group plays hand chimes, handbells, drums, and other percussion instruments in the children’s spring and winter concerts and 1-2 other times throughout the year. 

    Contact Amanda Craft at acraft@bumc.net to learn more.

    2020 Major Dates

    • May 29  Children's Choir Program
    • July 27-30  Kids Music Camp
    • December 9  Children's Choir Program

Meet the Worship + Arts Team

BunnGregg

Dr. Gregg Bunn

Director of Worship + Arts
gbunn@bumc.net
615.324.7249

BernardMorgan

Morgan Bernard

AV Tech

CraftAmanda

Amanda Craft

Associate Director of Choral Ministries (Children)
acraft@bumc.net
615.577.7278

DurhamHaley

Haley Durham

Worship Coordinator
hdurham@bumc.net
615.324.8216

D_Gary

Dana Gary

Choral + Instrumental Coordinator
dgary@bumc.net
615.324.7227

tloftis

Tessa Loftis

Choral Music Scholar

ProvostJohn

John Provost

Audio Engineer
jprovost@bumc.net
615.373.3663

RobertsonMelissa

Melissa Robertson

AV Tech
mrobertson@bumc.net
615.373.3663

eschenck

Elizabeth Schenck

Choral Music Scholar

aseynard

Allie Seynard

Choral Music Scholar

WadePatsy

Patsy Wade

Director of JoySound Orchestra
pwade@bumc.net
615.324.8204

WellsJames

James Wells

Director of Choral Ministries
jwells@bumc.net
615.324.7228

WoodJeff

Jeff Wood

Director of Production
Awakening Worship Leader
jwood@bumc.net
615.373.3689

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