Choirs

  • Adult Choirs
  • Youth Choir
  • Children's Choirs

Cathedral Choir

The flagship ensemble of the Music Ministry, the Cathedral Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who lead worship on Sunday mornings year-round and rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30PM August through June. With over 85 registered members, the choir is comprised of people of all musical abilities, from professional singers and instrumentalists to those who have done very little to no singing.

What opportunities for service does the Cathedral Choir offer?
First and foremost, our most important responsibility is leading worship on Sunday mornings and for special services such as the conference Ordination service, Holy Week services, and Christmas Eve services. We also offer several special services and concerts throughout the year with a large orchestra like our annual Lessons and Carols service and the annual Patriotic Concert in late June. We have sung some of the finest music ever written for the church including works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Faure, Rutter and others.  If you are interested in singing with the Cathedral Choir, please contact Dr. James Seay at jseay@fumcmontgomery.org.


Adult Ensemble

The Adult Ensemble is a chamber choir with members selected from the Cathedral Choir who sing for special services throughout the year such as

Choral Evensong Services, Good Friday Tenebrae, and the Ordination Service of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference.  A highlight for the group was the invitation to sing the prelude preceding the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C. As a choral ensemble, they are frequently called on to sing for weddings, Christmas tree lightings and other community events.


Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Ensemble

Both ensembles meet one Wednesday evening a month to rehearse and lead worship periodically throughout the year, September through May. The Men’s Ensemble sings a wide variety of music but specializes in the Men’s Southern Gospel tradition.  The Women’s Ensemble sings a wide variety of music and is designed for the ladies of our church who love to sing and serve in worship but might not have enough time to commit to a weekly Cathedral Choir rehearsal.  If you are interested in joining either ensemble, please contact Dr. James Seay, Director of Music at jseay@fumcmontgomery.org.


Adult Handbell Choirs

There are two adult handbell choirs, the Cathedral Bell Choir is a group that meets at noon on Tuesdays to rehearse. The Allegro Choir rehearses at 5:45PM on Tuesday nights. Both groups play in worship services, as well as in schools and out in the community. Rehearsals begin in September and end in early May. If you are interested in joining either Bell Choir, please contact Dr. Joshua Coble at jcoble@fumcmontgomery.org.


The Sweet Spirit Singers

The Sweet Spirit Singers is a new ensemble intended to serve and minister to people through the healing power of music.  Whether they are singing at the bedside of a loved one, helping to lead group singing in an intimate worship service at a nursing home, or putting on a program around Christmas time, the Sweet Spirit Singers in a ministry designed for anyone who would like to serve through song.  This ensemble requires no audition and is not intended for performance purposes.  This is a ministry that brings the sounds of comfort and care to those who need it most.  If you interested in learning more about the Sweet Spirit Singers, please contact Dr. James Seay at jseay@fumcmontgomery.org.

Register for Youth Choir here!

The Youth Choir of FUMC Montgomery is made up of students grades six through twelve. Rehearsals are held in the choir room in Fellowship Building on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The choir often leads worship for the 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning service, and participates in the Hanging of the Greens Service, Lessons and Carols, the noonday communion service on Christmas Eve, and leads the Youth Sunday and Easter Sunrise services. They also go on a mission-based tour in the summer! Past destinations have included New York, Chicago, Savannah, St. Louis, Nashville, and Washington, DC. In the summer of 2018 the Youth Choir participated in a special mass Youth Cue Choir Festival concert in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. 

Watch the concert here:

 

All youth in grades sixth through twelfth are invited to sing and encouraged to bring a friend!

Interested in Joining?
Please contact James Seay, jseay@fumcmontgomery.org or 334-834-8990.

 

Children’s Choirs

 

To register online for your child to participate in the FUMC Children’s Choir program, click here.

We offer four graded children’s choirs for children age 3 by September 1, 2018, through the 5th grade. Choirs rehearse on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m., August 22nd, 2018 through April 24th, 2019. All of the children’s choirs participate in the Music & Worship Dedication Sunday, Hanging of the Greens, Children’s Day, and Palm Sunday services, as well as others! Interested in Joining?  Please contact Sarah Fell, Director of Children’s Choirs at sfell@fumcmontgomery.org or 334-834-8990.

 

  • Joy Choir
    Education Building Room 116, 3 Year-Old SS Classroom
    3 Year-Olds & 4 Year-Olds
    Katherine Hert, Director
    Ruth Russell, Accompanist
  • Carol Choir
    Education Building Room 114, Kindergarten SS Classroom
    Kindergarten & First Grade
    Pat Chambless, Director
    Jeanne Friesen and Eleanor Lucas, Accompanists
  • Agape Choir
    Wesley Hall Room 203
    Grades 2-3
    John and Sara Beck, Directors
    Tori Johnston, Accompanist
  • Wesley Choir
    Wesley Hall Room 205
    Grades 4-5
    Sarah Fell, Director
    Rosemary Blackmon, Accompanist