Adult Choirs and Bands

Adult Choirs and Bands

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, Cantate, Coventry Choir 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.

Please feel free to contact Kevin McBeth, Director of Music and Worship Arts, with any further questions or concerns. Thank you.

Chancel Choir

Choir singing with orchestra.

Director: Kevin McBeth, 636.200.4712

Accompanist: John Cargile
Rehearsals:  Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in Music Room

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.

Coventry Choir

Coventry Choir singing at their Christmas concert.

Director: Kevin McBeth, 636.200.4712

Accompanist: John Cargile
Rehearsals:  Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in Music Room

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.

Modern Worship Team

Our Modern Worship team leading a worship service.

Leader: Kiersten Rose
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Our Modern Worship Team includes both singers and instrumentalists who provide music for our 9:30 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.

Woods Mill Ensemble

Woods Mill Ensemble rehearsing.

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. Are you interested in being a part of this group of musicians?  Fill out the form below and we will be in touch! To find out more about Bill Boland, Coordinator of the Woods Mill Ensemble, please visit

Good News Quartet

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.

Manchester Brass

This brass sextet provides instrumental support for Manchester UMC worship services.