Chapel Choir gets sneak preview of “Esther”
Recently, Sanctuary Choir members Alyssa Watson and Deron Johnson visited the Chapel Choir to give them a sneak preview of a scene and songs from the spring musical, “Esther.” The Chapel Choir will begin learning the musical in January and present it to the congregation in April.
Christmas Music Kick-Off Party
Recently, the children's choirs gathered for their annual "Christmas Music Kick-Off" party to begin working on songs for Christmas. Additional photos can be seen on the Belmont UMC Facebook page by clicking here.
Parent and Child Music Group
Christy Perkey and friends read and sing together.
Composer night with Kris Crunk
by Tate Keuler
On Sunday, September 27, Belmont UMC’s Chapel Choir had the honor of having Kris Crunk visit and work with us. Kris is the composer of two of our pieces, Dance on the Water and Advent Blessing. Kris lives in Nashville and was delighted to come, despite not knowing us. Kris sang Dance on the Water with the choir and then introduced our new song, Advent Blessing, which we will sing at Feast of Lights. Kris then answered questions from the choir and told us about how he writes songs with his partner, Randy Cox. It was a wonderful event enjoyed by everyone.
Music Camp 2015!
Visit the Belmont UMC Facebook page to see photos from Music Camp 2015! Photos by Pattie Jones.
Parent and child music group
The parent and baby music group has grown to include preschool and kindergarten age siblings, so we’ve changed our name! If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver with a young child (birth through kindergarten), we welcome you to come join this lively group of singers, movers, and shakers on Fridays from 10:00-11:00! Children are learning songs of their faith, and that their church family and God loves them.
Parent and Baby Music Group enjoy the glockenspiels!
God's Flock learns about musical instruments
Over the course of this school year, God’s Flock has been learning all about instruments. We have visited the handbell room, heard a trumpet play, practiced our piano skills and even learned about dulcimers! We love when the Instrument Fairy delivers us a special surprise! It is fun to read the rhyme on the outside of the box and shake the box to guess what instruments she brings us. Recently we played xylophones of all sizes and visited Gayle in the sanctuary to learn about the organ. We learned about soft sounds and loud sounds and funny sounds too! We also saw the organ pipes and got to play a few songs of our own. We love singing and participating in choir. Some of our favorite songs include: "God Our Father," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "Go Now In Peace." Come hear us sing in church on March 1! Photos by Erin Pearce
The Joyful Noise Singers, ages 4 and 5, made a joyful sound during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on September 21. Photo by Jim Bradford
Chapel Choir presents "A Technicolor Promise"
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Chapel Choir at West End
Belmont's Chapel Choir listens to instructions as they prepare to sing with West End UMC's Chapel Choir on Feb.23, 2014.
Top 10 reasons to sing in a children's choir
10. You don’t have to wait a whole week to see your friends from church.
9. We learn to sing in different languages, like Spanish, French, Greek, and Latin.
8. Teachers who really care about you are waiting for you to come each Wednesday.
7. Learning about music keeps your brain muscles exercised.
6. We play instruments and musical games.
5. Hearing voices singing in harmony makes your spirits soar!
4. Singing in children’s choirs at church prepares you to be involved in music at your school or in community choirs.
3. Children in choirs help serve as musical leaders in worship.
2. Singing is fun!
1. God encourages us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”
God's Flock (Children ages 3 years)
Room 218- This group is introduced to music through simple songs, stories, and fun musical games from 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August-early May.
Joyful Noise Singers Choir (Children ages 4 & 5)
Room 220 - This group is introduced to music through the use of simple children's songs and fun musical games on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m Mid-August-early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month.
Music Makers (Children grades 1-2)
Room 217 - These young musicians learn the basics of music reading through singing and playing musical instruments. They meet on Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August -early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month.
Chapel Choir (Children grades 3-6)
Room 214 - This choral experience for elementary children continues to challenge the growing musician through singing, musical reading, and playing instruments. This choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m. Mid August-early May. Choristers sing in worship once a month, as well as participate in the Feast of Lights at Christmas. Each spring, children alternate participating in a children’s choir festival or presenting a musical.
Children's Chimes (Grades 5 & 6)
Hand bell room, behind the Sanctuary Choir room – This group for beginning hand bell ringers rehearses on Wednesdays, from 5:40-6:10 p.m. in the Fall for 8 weeks, and again in the Spring for 8 weeks. Children’s Chimes play in worship twice during the year.