Great music is transcendent. Whether through a children’s choir, singing with a full orchestra, or on stage in a musical, we long to get lost in words and melody. And every week, we offer that opportunity: creating community, creating worship, creating art.The music ministry in every facet is a place of growth and a chance to offer and celebrate our talents. We represent all walks of life — children, youth, doctors, teachers, lawyers — and each of these people contributes a unique gift to our ensembles. Celebrating community is one of the things we do best . . . and it makes our music better. Through tours, retreats, the fun we have working toward special music, we offer a place of respite and renewal each time we gather.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC PROGRAMS First United Methodist Church has two choirs for elementary-age children directed by Claire Binek, as well as a special music program for three and four-year-olds. In addition to singing frequently in our Sunday morning worship services, a variety of other fun choir activities for children include retreats, special programs, concerts and musicals. Through these choir programs, children memorize and sing important Biblical texts and Christian concepts as they learn to experience their faith through music.
- Pre-K Music takes place in the Children’s Atrium during the first-hour Sunday School. Designed to teach our three and four-year-olds about music as an expression of God’s love, this introductory music experience is perfect preparation for joining the Children’s Choir when they enter Kindergarten!
- Children’s Choir is for children in grades K – 2. Our FUMCFW Children’s Choir frequently sings in worship and participates in seasonal programs with the Junior Worship Leaders. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings following the 11:00 am service Children’s Moment, when our adult helpers guide Children’s Choir members from the Sanctuary to the choir room to rehearse until 12:10 pm.
- Junior Worship Leaders is for singers in grades 3 – 5. They often participate in Sanctuary worship services, and present an annual Christmas program and spring musical. Junior Worship Leaders meet each Sunday 10:30 – 11:30 am.
CORNERSTONE YOUTH CHOIR The FUMC Fort Worth Youth Choir offers youth grades 7 – 12 opportunity to perform and explore a wide variety of music. Rehearsals are Sundays 4:00 – 5:30 pm, September – May. For more information, please email email@example.com.
ADORAMUS Latin for ‘we adore,’ members of this audition-only ensemble have toured internationally and performed in such venues as Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral. In November 2008 the group released its first CD, “Solemn Splendor”, which is available internationally under the Clarion record label. As the resident chamber chorus of FUMCFW, Adoramus performs special concerts and services throughout the year. For more information or to audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHORAL UNION is the primary service choir for FUMCFW. This dynamic group of volunteer singers rehearses from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday evenings in the Choir Suite in the main building. With music ranging from the renaissance period to some of the 21st century’s best and most innovative composers, Choral Union is always in pursuit of excellence and creativity in worship. Whether accompanied by our brand new, state-of-the-art organ, a professional orchestra, or singing a cappella, CU has a little something for everyone. Open to all, no audition required. For more information please email email@example.com.
CROSSROAD SINGERS is an auditioned folk/bluegrass ensemble of players and singers that practices weekly and regularly contributes to worship at FUMCFW. For more information, contact Dr. David Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
REVOLUTION BAND One hallmark of the eleven:eleven celebration is its band, led by Brad Thompson, performing each week with lyrics that emerge from the theme and songs that crisscross genres and decades to support the theme of the celebration. For more information, CLICK HERE OR contact Brad Thompson (email@example.com).
FIFTH STREET BELLS An exciting new handbell choir has emerged at FUMCFW. This fun group practices on Wednesday evenings and plays in worship several times per year. No audition required. For more information, contact Peggy Graff (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817-339-2405.