Joy of Music Concert Series

Joy of Music Concert Series

You are invited to 10 outstanding celebrations of joyous music at Manchester United Methodist Church with our Joy of Music Concert Series. Each concert is distinctly individual but together they form a rich tapestry of musical experiences. You’ll hear traditional music, contemporary, classical, gospel, and more!

Free will offering taken at most concerts unless ticket price is listed.

For more information call 636-200-4702.

Manchester UMC Chancel Choir.

October 7, 2018, 7:00 pm- Gateway UMC Choral Festival

Come join us for this wonderful festival featuring 200 singers from St. Louis area Methodist churches! Joel Raney joins as a guest composer/conductor.

Our pipe organ, Ursula, being played by our organist, John Cargile.

October 28, 2018, 7:00 pm- PipeScreams

Our annual “fiendish” organ concert features music that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Concert with choir members and orchestra.

November 4, 2018, 7:00 pm- People’s Choice Concert  

The concert is to celebrate the Chancel Choir’s 65th Anniversary. Members of the choir have chosen music that represents their history as a choir.

December 7 & 8, 2018- Coventry Dinners and Concerts, featuring the Coventry Choir

Come join in an intimate evening filled with holiday music and food! Featuring beautiful choral and handbell music, this concert and dinner are sure to start your holiday season off right!

Annual concert at Christmas with choir and orchestra.

December 23, 2018, 7:00 pm- Betty Gnaegy Legacy Concert: Sing Christmas! Ring Christmas!

Our annual Christmas concert features handbells, choir, and instruments. This concert of favorite songs and holiday carols will include Gloria, by John Rutter.

Missouri State University Chorale group photo.

January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm- Missouri State University Chorale

Fresh off of their participation in China’s Chorus Festival, the Chorale will be with us as part of their 2019 concert tour.

Visual of hands lifted in worship along with the words, Songs in Our Souls.

March 30, 2019, 7:00 pm- Modern Worship Concert

Join us for a night of worship focused on praising God through music that stirs our hearts. Our Modern Worship Band will share songs that express what God has done, and is yet to do.

The Music Makers Children's Choir

March 2 & 3, 2019- “The Sailor’s Bible”

This fully staged musical, presented by the 4th-6th Grade Music Makers Children’s Choir, will appeal to all ages! Come aboard for these seafaring stories of God’s miraculous love: Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Paul’s shipwreck.

*Performances: March 2 at 3:00 pm and March 3 at 9:30 and 11 am

Choir singing with orchestra.

April 14, 2019, 7:00 pm- Mary Lou Adams Legacy Masterworks Concert, presented by the Manchester UMC Chancel Choir

Featuring “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, the Chancel Choir will be joined by the Lindenwood University Concert Choir.

Nathaniel Gumbs, guest organist.

April 28, 2019, 7:00 pm- Pipe Organ Concert, Nathaniel Gumbs, guest organist

Nathaniel Gumbs currently serves as the Director of Chapel Music at his alma mater, Yale University. Come join us as he presents an evening of great music played on the newly installed Colby pipe organ.

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  1. […] choirs across the Gateway District gather together to rehearse and present a concert at 7:00 pm, at Manchester UMC.  All are invited to attend this special evening of music and […]

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