- Adult Choirs
- Youth Choir
- Children's Choirs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-834-8990.
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 email@example.com 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
John and Sara Beck, Directors
Tori Johnston, Accompanist
- Wesley Choir
Wesley Hall Room 205
Sarah Fell, Director
Rosemary Blackmon, Accompanist