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 Sunday mornings 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.
Please Contact: Sue Bayne, for more information on how you can join.(704) 295-4831 SBayne@MPUMC.ORG
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.
Established in memory of the first full-time music director at Myers Park United Methodist Church, the Walter Herbert Ball Endowment Fund for Music provides funding for music programs of the church for which he labored so long and so faithfully. The Fund has been used to underwrite concerts and educational workshops with international clinicians and artists for our choirs and community. It has also provided funding for the commission of new sacred music, supported portions of the church’s Music at Myers Park Series, and subsidized the Chancel Choir’s tours to England, Austria, the Czech Republic, and New York City. All contributions remain as principal, with only the interest from contributions being spent.
Our handbell ministry includes seven ensembles for all ages and experience levels of players. Our instruments include two 5-octave sets of Malmark handbells, a 5-octave set of hand chimes, and a selection of Malmark aluminum bass bells. Our first 5-octave set of handbells was purchased by congregation members in the mid-1990’s. A gift in memory of Chancel Choir member, Sandra Shirley Eubanks, by her family of a new 5-octave set of Malmark handbells in 2016 has been a key factor in the recent exponential growth of our handbell program. The Eubanks family made an additional gift of a 3-octave set of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells in 2018.