SMUMC Chancel Choir 

Rehearsals: Wed. Nights, 6:30-7:30
Director: Nadia Chonko
 
What About This Choir: The Chancel Choir is the main worship-leading group in the Music Ministry of our church.  The choir is an allvolunteer group open to anyone with a desire to help others worship.  In addition to the normal Sunday selections, this choir generally presents two musicals each year, at Christmas and another at Easter, with an occasional other special services every few years.
 
Handbell Choir
Solo/Duet/
Small Ensemble Ministry
Rehearsals: Tuesdays at 6 pm in Bell Room
 
Director: Position Available
 
What About This Choir:  The SMUMC Handbell Choir is open to adults who would like to participate in the music ministry of handbells.  Ringers of all backgrounds are welcome.  It is not necessary to have previous handbell experience (music experience a plus!). 
 
What About This Ministry: Every service will have one or more selections by a soloist or small group. Monthly music schedules are planned at least one month in advance. No auditions are required. Music must be given to the accompanist at least two weeks prior to the performance and the Director of Music Ministries must hear the selection a week prior to the scheduled performance.
SHOUT! Youth Choir
Grades 7-12
Rehearsals: Sunday Afternoons, 4-5 pm
Director:
 
What About This Choir: The SHOUT! Youth Choir, comprised of students in grades 7-12, is a worship-leading group of youth with a heart for praise and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The choir sings in church services and prepares a Christmas program each December and another program in the  spring. The choir also prepares a musical to take on a week-long Mission Tour in May. Members of this group are not required to be members of the SMUMC congregation.
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SMUMC’s Children’s Choirs
Rehearsals: Wednesday Evenings,  5:30-6:15
 
MUSIC TIME (3yearsoldsKindergarten)
Director: Melody Swanson
 
MUSIC MAKERS (1st3rd grades)
Director: Yamila Boyd
 
YOUNG MUSICIANS (4th6th grades)
Directors: Lesley Young
 
What About These Choirs: These graded Children’s Choirs are open to all children three years old through sixth graders. Each choir’s curriculum works on basic music theory, rhythm, singing in unison and harmony, Bible verse memorization, games, and much more! Each choir sings in church periodically and presents musicals to the church and community in December and May. Like other choirs at SMUMC, the Children’s choirs participate in outreach opportunities as well.  The choirs regularly sing at Magnolia Manor and have gone caroling to shut-ins at Christmas.
NEWS
 

LOOKING FOR HANDBELL CHOIR MEMBERS

Our Handbell Choir is looking for new members. Join us on Tuesdays at 6 pm in the Bell Room. Can’t read music? No worries. We will teach you everything you need to know. Youth (7th grade and up) and adults are welcome. Contact Nadia Chonko, director of Music Ministries at music@stmarysumc.org for more information.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Easter Cantata Rehearsals
 
The SMUMC Chancel Choir is excited about our upcoming Easter Cantata, “Who Is This King.” Rehearsals begin this Wednesday, January 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm. New singers are always welcome! If you have any questions contact Nadia Chonko at 404-200-0659.