Adult Choirs and Bands

Adult Choirs and Bands

Worship Arts Opportunities

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. We offer an extensive opportunities of adult choirs and bands. Below are brief descriptions of each one.

If you would like to register or learn more and share your musical gifts, please complete the form below and someone will contact you.

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal Day:  Thursdays
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Music Room
Director: Kevin McBeth
Accompanist: John Cargile

The Chancel Choir is open to any interested people, post-high school and older, who have a sincere desire to serve God through music. New members are always welcome and needed.

The choir participates every Sunday in worship at the 11:00 a.m. service, and presents seasonal music and major works with orchestra each year. Their season includes choir tours, concerts in the community and the Joy of Music Concert Series.

If you are interested in learning more about the Chancel Choir, please complete the form below.

Coventry Choir

Rehearsal Day:  Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Music Room
Director: Kevin McBeth
Accompanist: John Cargile

This elite ensemble of 24 voices sings monthly in worship, presents an annual Christmas Concert, and shares in several concerts in the metro community.

Past concerts include appearances with Sarah Brightman and Andy Williams at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Participation based on audition.

If you are interested in learning more about the Coventry Choir, please complete the form below.

Good News Quartet
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Celebrating 40 years, the members of this group are Gene Stukey, tenor; Steve Merritt, lead; Gary Ford, bass; and baritone Joe Elstner. The group is accompanied by Tom Lawrence. The Good News Quartet provides music for worship here at Manchester UMC, and remains an outreach of the church. They sing at other area churches, community celebrations, meetings, weddings, funerals and they have performed at a stadium and for a St. Louis Cardinals game.

If you are interested in learning more about the Good News Quartet, please complete the form below.

Grace Notes
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This vocal ensemble group performs during worship service and the annual Coventry Choir fundraiser.

If you are interested in learning more about the Grace Notes ensemble, please complete the form below.

Handbell Choir
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The handbell ministry performs during worship service and the annual Coventry Choir fundraiser.

If you are interested in learning more about the Handbell Ministry, please complete the form below.

Manchester Brass
Manchester Brass 43

Rehearsal Day:  TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Music Room
Director: Kevin McBeth

This brass ensemble provides musical support for the Manchester UMC worship services.

If you are interested in learning more about the Manchester Brass Ensemble, please complete the form below.

Modern Worship
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Rehearsal Day:  Thursdays
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Director: Kiersten Rose

Our Modern Worship Team includes both singers and instrumentalists who provide music for our 9:00 a.m. modern worship services. The band contains a basic rhythm section of drums, bass, guitar and keyboards, and other instruments are added as available. 

Our vocalists are baritones to sopranos who are experienced in singing contemporary styles. All are welcome to audition, and new members are added as the need arises.  If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the form below and we will contact you to schedule an audition.

Manchester Modern Worship is on Facebook! Check us out for weekly updates on songs, playlists, and other items related to Modern Worship at Manchester UMC. Anyone is welcome to join the group. Find us now.

If you are interested in learning more about the Modern Worship Team, please complete the form below.

Woods Mill Ensemble

Rehearsal Day:  Saturdays
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Chapel
Director: Bill Boland

This group provides musical support for the 4:00 p.m. Saturday Chapel service. It plays a variety of music including traditional, classical, celtic, jazz, gospel and selected contemporary styles. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Woods Mill Ensemble, please complete the form below.

Register / Learn More

For more information about any of these groups, please complete a form below or contact Ethan Massey.

Please complete one form per person:

COVID-19 Update

UPDATED FEB. 4, 2021: As we continue in this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, the MUMC Music Ministry will remain on hiatus for the Fall. This specifically includes; Sonshine Singers, Joyful Noise, Music Makers, Youth Band, Cantate, Coventry Choir, Handbells and Chancel Choir. We will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate our plan on March 15. Until that time, some of the smaller music ensembles that are able to follow the current safety guidelines will meet at the discretion of the Music Ministry staff.


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