Dunwoody UMC is known for its vibrant music ministry that reaches across all ages and serves to enhance all of our worship services. From handbells to choirs, there are many opportunities to serve DUMC with your musical talent. Some groups require previous musical experience, while others are open to all and do not require auditions.

Upcoming Concerts

Organ Dedication Concert featuring Isabelle Demers

Sunday, Nov. 17

4:00 p.m.

DUMC Sanctuary

Come experience the majestic sounds of DUMC’s new organ for yourself at the organ dedication concert featuring organist Isabelle Demers. This concert is sponsored by DUMC and Quimby. Contact music@dunwoodyumc.org for more information.



Dunwoody Handbell Ringers

The Dunwoody Handbell Ringers is an advanced group that performs regularly for worship services, concerts and weddings. Music reading is required for this ensemble. Performances vary.

Women’s Choir

This ensemble is for women who can rehearse during the day, or who can come to rehearsal during their lunch hour. Repertoire for this group is light and fun and includes both sacred and secular selections. They use the gift of music as a form of outreach at local nursing homes and community centers. Performances vary.

Musica Gloria

Musica Gloria is a small, largely a cappella choral ensemble whose members stem from the Chancel Choir.  Basic music reading skills are needed, and private auditions are held as a prerequisite. Musica Gloria often sings in worship and at other events upon request.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is DUMC’s premier musical ensemble. In addition to singing on Sundays at our 11:05 a.m. Traditional Worship service, they also present a Christmas concert and spring concert each year. New singers are welcomed, and no audition is required.


Bells Aflame Youth Handbell Choir

The Youth Handbell Choir is open to youth in grades 6 through 12. No experience is necessary, although it is helpful to have some basic knowledge of reading musical notation, especially rhythms. We perform several times throughout the year, including the Family Christmas Concert, Christmas Eve service and Youth Sunday in the spring. Performances vary.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is a group of musically gifted teenagers in grades 6 through 12. They minister through music in worship, on mission trips, in concerts and on summer choir tours. We welcome all youth who want to make a joyful noise and enjoy Christian fellowship. Performances vary.


Children’s Tone Chime Choir

This beginning choir uses tone chimes, which are similar to hand bells, and is for third through fifth-graders. Music experience is helpful but not required. We perform for various services throughout the year. Performances vary.


Crusader Choir

The Crusader Choir develops the vocal and musical skills of children in third-fifth grade. Members begin singing in parts, expand their knowledge of musical notation and begin preparation for leadership in the worship services. Special events for the year include musicals, concerts and community outreach.


Carol Choir

Carol Choir is for first and second-graders. It builds on musical knowledge learned in Cherub Choir and encourages young singers through fun with music and participation in worship. Special events include musicals, concerts and the family Christmas Eve service. Performances vary.


Cherub Boys and Girls Choirs

The Cherub Choirs include Cherub Girls and Cherub Boys, with participants in preschool and kindergarten. Children are introduced to singing, playing rhythm instruments, moving and creating music to share in worship. Children must be 4 years old by September 1 to join. Performances vary.


Li’l Lambs

This choir for three-year-olds is an introduction to singing, moving, creating and playing with emphasis on the preparation to participate in worship. Li'l Lambs is limited to 20 children, with new members joining in January and August each year. Singers must be three years old by August 31. Performances vary.


Upcoming Events



If you have other specific questions or need more information about our Music program, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Rev. C.G. (Sonny) Walden

Minister of Music


(770) 394-0675 ext. 121