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.

Learn More about Music at DUMC

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"This Christmastide"

The Dunwoody UMC Music Ministry presents "This Christmastide", a concert of holiday music featuring the Chancel Choir, Musica Gloria Chamber Choir, the Dunwoody Handbell Ringers, and string orchestra. The concert will feature beloved Christmas songs that celebrate the sacredness and nostalgia of the season. Sunday, December 11, 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. 

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.

Midweek Handbell Ringers

A seasonal handbell ensemble that performs at the annual Holiday Festival and during Holy Week. Contact mark.lamback@dunwoodyumc.org for information about when this group will meet.

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 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


Our Children’s Choirs and Tone Chimes Choir will began on August 17th, but children are welcome to join anytime! Preschool Choirs & Tone Chimes meet at 4:30 p.m. and Elementary Choirs at 5:00 p.m. Tone Chimes will meet in the Bell Choir Room on the first floor (#102) and choir meets upstairs in the Children's Choir Room. Ms. Nicole, Mr. Mark and Ms. Marianella are excited to see everyone!

 

Cherub Preschool Choir

Open to preschoolers ages 3 (by Sept. 1) through 4 years old. Children are introduced to singing in 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 concerts, Christmas Eve services and community outreach.

Tone Chimes Ensemble

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

Upcoming Events


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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