Music Ensembles

Sanctuary Choir

Director: Mark Campbell

Wednesdays: Sep-May| 6-8PM | 422 Chestnut St.

 

The sanctuary choir is our main vocal ensemble at First. We meet on most Wednesdays during the academic year from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for rehearsals.  The choir sings at most Sunday worships.
The sanctuary choir also presents two special worship opportunities throughout the year.  The first is our Christmas Cantata during the month of December.  The second during Easter week is the worship service for Good Friday.
 
The only thing that is required to be a member of the sanctuary choir is a passion for worship and a desire to learn more about music.  All skill levels in singing and reading music are welcomed to join the choir.  
 
Please feel free to contact the church if you are interested in joining the sanctuary choir.

Wesley Ringers

Director: Mark Campbell

Sun: Sep-May | 6-7PM | 422 Chestnut St.

The Wesley Ringers is our intermediate to advance level adult handbell choir at First United Methodist Church. The main goal of this ensemble is to glorify God through music while also providing an atmosphere for individuals to grow in both faith and musical skill.

 
The Wesley Ringers rehearse during the academic year on Sundays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. This handbell choir provides music during worship on the fourth Sunday of every month with some exceptions.
 
In addition to the bell anthems, this ensemble also provides additional accompaniments on hymns during worship on select Sundays during the year. The ensemble has also been involved in past Christmas Cantatas.
 
If you would like more information about the Wesley Ringers or would be interested in joining the ensemble, please contact the church office.

Jubilate Bells

Director: Mark Campbell
Sun: Sep-May | 5-6PM | 422 Chestnut St.

The Jubilate Bells is our beginning level bell choir here at First United Methodist Church.  The goal of this ensemble is to glorify and praise God through beautiful music while providing an ensemble for those who are new to bells or music in general. 

 
This ensemble rehearses on Sunday afternoons during the academic year from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.   They provide music during the 8:30 worship service on the second Sunday of every month.
 
If you would like more information about the Jubilate Bells or would like to join this wonderful ensemble, please contact our church office.

Genesis Chimers

Director: Tyler Boehmer

Sun: Sep-May | 4:30-5:15PM | 422 Chestnut St.

The Genesis Chimers, directed by Tyler Boehmer, is our elementary aged handbell ensemble at First United Methodist Church.  The goal of this ensemble is to give the children of the church an opportunity to discover their musical gifts all while being engaged in active ministry and worship.

 
They rehearse Sunday afternoon from 4:30pm to 5:15pm during the academic year and provide music during worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 
 
Please contact our church office for more information about this or any other ensemble at First United Methodist Church.

Kid’s First Choir

Director: Nancy Shade
Sun: Sep-May | 11:30-Noon | 423 Chestnut St.

The Kids First Choir is our youngest vocal ensemble at First United Methodist Church.  They  provide music during worship services occasionally at the 11:00 worship service.

 
The Kids First Choir practices a variety of music each week during the 11:00 service as a part of Kids First Worship.  Through the songs, the children will learn Scripture as well as important concepts of being a follower of Jesus.
 
In addition to singing, this choir will also begin learning the basics of  handbell ringing  with a color-coordinated bell set that allows them to “make music” right away!
 
If you would like more information about the Kid’s First Choir, please contact the church office.

Christmas Concert – December 9, 2018

First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth