The Music Ministry of Dunwoody UMC is excited to kick off another great season. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you might participate in and support the musical life of this church. We have choirs for all ages, from 3 to 93 and beyond; handbell choirs for 3rd graders through adults; opportunities for instrumentalists in a variety of styles and capacities, and more. We invite you to click the link below to get more information about our opportunities, and to be connected with someone who can tell you more. Also be sure to check out our website for updated concert and performance information, as well as more information on how you can serve.


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When in our music God is glorified and adoration leaves no room for pride, It is as though the whole creation cried: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Let every instrument be tuned for praise; Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise; And may God give us faith to sing always: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia – Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000)

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.


Adults



Chancel Choir

The premier musical ensemble of DUMC. In addition to singing during the Traditional Worship service on Sundays, the Chancel Choir hosts multiple performances each year, including a Christmas concert. New singers are always welcome and no audition is required.

Musica Gloria

A small, largely a cappella choral ensemble whose members come 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.

Women’s Choir

This ensemble is for women who are available to rehearse during the weekday. Repertoire for this group is light and fun and includes both sacred and secular selections. They share the gift of music during worship, and as a form of outreach at local nursing homes and community centers.

Dunwoody Handbell Ringers

An advanced group that performs regularly for worship services and concerts. Music reading is required for this ensemble. Performances vary.

Youth


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.

Chrysalis Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is a open to all youth 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


Come join us on Wednesday, August 14 as Children's Choirs kick off a new year! Our theme this year is "We Are All God's Masterpiece." We will be learning about how we are created by God and that we are God's best work- God's masterpiece, while preparing to share our music in worship. No experience is necessary.

All of the children's choirs learn the fundamentals of beautiful singing, basic musicianship, and how to worship God by offering their gifts and talents. They make friends and build relationships with adult leaders that enrich their spiritual growth in God's church. We have choirs for all ages.


Cherub Preschool Choir

Open to preschoolers ages 3 (by Sept. 1) through 4 years old. Children are introduced to using their "singing voice", playing rhythm instruments, and what it means to be a choir. The children learn that through music, even the youngest of God's children can participate in worship.

Celebration Choir, Carol Choir & The Choristers

Open to elementary aged children, Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children build on their musical knowledge learned in Cherub Choir while also beginning to learn how to read music. Members begin singing in parts, expand their knowledge of musical notation, and begin preparing for leadership in worship services. Special events for the year include worship services, Christmas Eve services, community outreach and the end of year musical.

Children’s Tone Chime Choir

Open to 3rd - 5th graders. This beginning choir uses tone chimes, which are similar to handbells, and is for 3rd - 5th graders. Music experience is helpful, but not required. Performances are at various services throughout the year.

Baby Musikgarten Class

The Dunwoody UMC Music Department is excited to offer baby music classes for babies and caregivers. This ministry is designed to provide dedicated time each week to have fun making music while bonding with your child. We will be using the well-known Musikgarten curriculum. Music for babies classes, newborn to 18 months (and caregiver), are Tuesdays, 9:15 am to 9:45 am, September 5, 2024, through December 3, 2024. Register HERE.

Toddler Musikgarten Class

The Dunwoody UMC Music Department is excited to add Toddler (with caregivers) music classes to our Musikgarten program. This ministry is designed to provide dedicated time each week to have fun making music while bonding with your child. We will be using the well-known Musikgarten curriculum. Classes are offered at the church. Music for Toddlers classes, ages 15 months to 3 years-old (and caregiver), are Thursdays, 9:15 am to 9:45 am, September 12, 2024, through December 5, 2024. Register HERE.  
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HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?


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

Mark Lamback

Director of Music Ministries

mark.lamback@dunwoodyumc.org

(770) 394-0675 ext. 121