A vital program of Belmont United Methodist Church, the music ministry includes 10 choral and handbell choirs involving more than 160 participants of all ages. All choirs are voluntary, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. All groups prepare a widely varied repertoire that is offered on a regular basis for a creatively traditional Sunday worship style. With the exception of the Sanctuary Choir which sings year-round, the choir year runs in coordination with the academic calendar, mid-August to mid-May.

Music creates a strong bond of community because it joins persons together in a group art that is meaningful, educational, enjoyable, challenging, personal, emotional and spiritual. You are invited to be a part of this thriving ministry. Questions about the music ministry can be directed to:

Matt Webb, Director of Music Ministries (615-383-0832 ext. 229)
Amy Cooper, Director of Children’s Music Ministries

Sanctuary Choir (adults) 2: 7:00-8:30pm on Wednesdays
Open Door Singers (youth): 4:30-5:30pm on Sundays
Children’s Choirs (age 3years-6th grade): 6:00-6:45pm on Wednesdays
Carillon Ringers: 1:30-3:00pm on Sundays
Wesley Ringers (youth): 3:30-4:30pm on Sundays
Celebration Ringers: 1:00-2:00pm on Thursdays beginning Sept. 2

If you would like to join one of the choirs or you have questions related to COVID safety protocols, please contact:

For youth, adults and handbells:
Matt Webb, Director of Music Ministries (615-383-0832 ext. 229)

For children:
Amy Cooper, Director of Children’s Music Ministries

For more information about our music programs, click on the links below:
Adult choirs
Youth choirs
Children’s choirs
Belmont UMC’s pipe organ

Watch our 2022 Feast of Lights program.
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Gayle Sullivan, Toccata from Symphony #5, Charles-Marie Widor recorded on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

Gayle Sullivan, 30th Anniversary Organ Concert, January 26, 2020

Performed at Belmont United Methodist Church on January 26, 2020
Audio visual production by Larry Beasley
0:10 Crown Imperial . . . William Walton (1902-1983)
10:57 A Fantasy, Op. 39 . . . Harold E. Darke (1988-1976)
18:56 In Paradisum . . . Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Trans. by Samuel Metzger
22:56 “Sinfonia,” Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29 . . . Johann Sebastian Bach Arr. S. Drummond Wolff
26:39 Alleluyas . . . Simon Preston (b. 1938)
31:54 “The Peace May be Exchanged,” Rubrics . . . Daniel Locklair (b. 1949)
36:34 Piéce Héroique . . . César Franck (1822-1890)
53:44 Folk Tune . . . Percy Whitlock (1903-1949)
58:10 Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song). .setting by Sondra K. Tucker, Accompanied by the Carillon Ringers and Celebration Ringers.
1:02:00 “Allegro Vivace,” Symphony V I . . . Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Photo by Ed Batsel