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Adult Choirs

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. There are ensemble opportunities for musicians of all ages and experiences. To learn more, click on each image.

Youth & children's choirs


Cantate Youth choir

6th - 12th Grade

Music Makers 2023

Children's Choirs

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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If interested in joining one of these choirs or other ensembles, please fill out the form below or email Emily Pikaard.


Worship Arts Opportunities

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
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 11am 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.

Worship Arts Opportunities


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

This elite ensemble of 24 voices sings monthly in worship, performs on an annual Christmas Concert, and shares in several concerts in the metro community. Participation based on audition.

Grace Notes 2023

Worship Arts Opportunities


Rehearsal Day: Select Thursdays
Location: Room 106
Accompanist: Amy Miller

This vocal ensemble group consists of treble voices. They sing during various worship services and special events throughout the year.

Worship Arts Opportunities

Good news

Rehearsal Day: Wednesday                      Rehearsal Time: 6:30p                                Group Members: Mark Merritt, tenor; Steve Merritt, lead; Joe Elstner, baritone; Gary Ford, bass.                          Accompanist: Tom Lawrence

The Good News Quartet provides music for worship and remains an outreach of the church. They sing at other area churches, community celebrations, meetings, funerals, and they have performed for a St. Louis Cardinals game.

Worship Arts Opportunities

Men's gospel chorus

Rehearsal Day: Mondays (8/21, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18)
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Music Room
Director: Claudia Fallert
Accompanist: Amy Miller

Calling all Men who would like to sing in a gospel chorus. If you love to sing and especially enjoy the sounds of groups like the Good News Quartet, we would love to hear from you. No previous experience is necessary. The group will center on well-known and new gospel songs found in our hymnals and through other available published music.


Worship Arts Opportunities

cantate youth

Rehearsal Day: Sundays
Time: 9:45-10:30a
Location: Room 141
Director: Kurtis Heinrich
Accompanist: John Cargile

Cantate is currently on summer break. Rehearsals will resume on Sunday, September 17.

Open to all 6th-12th graders who have an interest in singing. No audition or previous choral experience is necessary. The choir sings monthly at the 11a Sunday worship services. Click here to learn more.

Worship Arts Opportunities


Rehearsal Day: Wednesday
Time: 4:45-5:45p
Location: Music Room, Room 118, Room 141
Directors: Emily Pikaard, Erin Bryan, Tara Sintek
Accompanists: John Cargile, Becky Strickland,          Amy Miller, Sue Belval

All children in Kindergarten – 5th Grade are invited to join the Children’s Choirs. There are three age-designated choirs. The choirs sing monthly during worship services. Click here to learn more.