Music

We are blessed at Myers Park United Methodist Church to have so many people with diverse musical backgrounds, united to create inspiring music to God’s glory. Music on Sundays morning and at special worship services, concerts and other programs throughout the year are open to all. The Phantom of the Organ even makes a spooky appearance at Halloween! People of all abilities and ages are welcome to participate in our musical groups, or help the ministry behind the scenes and in other ways. Contact Nancy Hamff at 704-295-4831 or nancy@mpumc.org to learn more.

The Latest News!

WALTER BALL MEMORIAL ORGAN TO BE INSTALLED IN FRANCIS CHAPEL

The church has purchased a pipe organ for Francis Chapel, to be installed and ready for play this autumn, hopefully in time for Advent.  The organ will be known as the Walter Ball Memorial Organ, honoring our beloved former choirmaster and organist.  The congregation has an opportunity to participate by making a gift to the project in honor or memory of a loved one.  Donations ranging for $100 (individual keys) to $18,000 will support specific parts of the instrument.  To purchase an individual key or keys click here, or if you would prefer to make a larger gift, please contact Nic Haigh at nic@mpumc.org or 704-295-4821. More details.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR ROBES ARE ON THE WAY!

As our Children’s Music Ministry continues to flourish, this fall we are starting our “Dress for Success” campaign. Our goal is to provide a library of choir robes for children in grades 1-5 to utilize in worship. Robes will help impress upon our children the importance of their role as worship leaders and will be a visual reminder of offering our best to God in worship. Thanks to a generous donation, we have the seed money to begin this program, but as our program continues to grow, additional robes will be needed. If you wish to support this campaign, you can contribute with the purchase of a robe by clicking here and selecting “Children/Youth Choir Robe” or volunteer to serve as a “Robe Team Guru” by clicking here.

CHANCEL CHOIR WILL RELEASE A CHRISTMAS CD

Our Chancel Choir will release a CD of music from our Lessons & Carols services.  Recording and production will begin in October, with a release date just in time for holiday shopping.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT TIMES TO CHANGE

Our annual Christmas concerts will be held on Sunday, December 3 at First United Methodist Church.  But this year we are having the concerts at earlier times:  4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  As usual the concert will feature our adult, youth, and children’s choirs, a full orchestra with our Myers Park Strings players, and our Myers Park Bells.

More About Our Ministry

ENSEMBLES

Our ensembles for children, youth and adults share the common vision to be a loving community of God that passionately and creatively pursues excellence in music and worship.

MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND

The Walter Herbert Ball Endowment Fund honors our first full-time Director of Music by providing financial support to the church music program. All contributions remain as principal, with only the interest from contributions being spent. To learn more contact Director of Music Jimmy Jones at 704-295-4809 or jimmy@mpumc.org.