MUSIC MINISTRIES

ADULT MUSIC MINISTRIES

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who lead worship on Sunday mornings at the 11:15 traditional service and rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir begins the third week of August and continues through the end of June. The choir is comprised of people of all musical abilities, from professional singers/musicians to those who have done very little to no singing.

 

First and foremost, our most important responsibility is leading worship on Sunday mornings for the 11:15 a.m. traditional service and for special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday Tenebrae, and Christmas Eve services. We also offer several special services throughout the year with a brass ensemble or orchestra like our annual Lessons and Carols service and Palm/Passion Sunday service. If you are interested in singing with the Chancel Choir, please contact Dr. James Brown, Director of Music Ministries at jamesb@nrumc.org.


Jubilation Singers

Jubilation Singers is a mixed ensemble of predominantly senior adults who meet on Wednesday mornings in the Music Suite. We welcome the opportunity to have young professionals that work from home and would like to join us once a week during the 10-11 hour. Whether singing in worship at the 11:15 a.m.  traditional service or helping to lead group singing in an intimate setting at a nursing home, or putting on a special program throughout the year.

 Jubilation Singers meets directly before the JOY senior fellowship program and lunch. If you are interested in learning more about Jubilation Singers, please contact Dr. James Brown at jamesb@nrumc.org.


Exaltation!

Exaltation! is our modern worship  ensemble that leads worship at SoulJourn, our 9:45 service in the Fellowship Hall. This unique group is made of a mixed ensemble of vocalists, with the addition of guitar(s), saxophone, flute, clarinet, and drums. Exaltation! meets predominantly on Sunday evenings and an occasional Sunday afternoon following the 11:15 a.m. traditional service.  If you are interested in learning more about Exultation! and ways to become involved, please contact Irem Ozay, Associate Director of Music Ministries at iremo@nrumc.org.


Handbell Choirs

NRUMC offers four handbell ensembles that share their love of ringing and ministry. Previous ringing experience is not required, however, being able to read music will ensure success. We play intermediate to advanced literature. There are four opportunities to ring handbells with adults at North Raleigh UMC. All groups play in worship services, as well as special services throughout the year: Service for Peace, Lessons and Carols, and our annual Music Ministries/Creative Arts Showcase, the first Sunday in June.  If you are interested in joining a bell choir or have questions about handbells at NRUMC, please contact Dr. James Brown at jamesb@nrumc.org.

All ensemble rehearsals begin in late August and go through the first week of June. 

Wesley Bells – Rehearses on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Grace Bells – Rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:20 p.m.

Covenant Bells – Rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Unity Bells – Rehearses on Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:20 p.m.

YOUTH MUSIC MINISTRIES

Handbells

Youth Handbells is an intergenerational bell choir made up of students in  6th through 12th grade  and adults. Rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary  on Sunday afternoons from 4:00-4:30 p.m. Youth Bells share in worship for the 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning service, and participate in the Lessons and Carols, one of our Christmas Eve services, the Youth Sunday and our annual Music Ministries/Creative Arts Showcase, the first Sunday in June. Rehearsals begin in September and end in June. If you are interested in joining Youth Bells or have questions about handbells at NRUMC, please contact Dr. James Brown, Director of Music Ministries  at jamesb@nrumc.org.


Voices of Praise

Voices of Praise is made up of students in 6th through 12th grade. Rehearsals are held in the Music Suite  on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:00 p.m. The choir collaborates with one of our adult choirs or our children choirs in worship for the 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning service, and participates in the Chrismon Service, Lessons and Carols, one of our Christmas Eve services, Youth Sunday and Easter service, and our annual Music Ministries/Creative Arts Showcase, the first Sunday in June. Rehearsals begin in September and end in June. If you are interested in joining Voices of Praise, please contact Irem Ozay, Assistant Director of Music Ministries at  iremo@nrumc.org.

CHILDRENS MUSIC MINISTRIES

 

We offer two children’s choirs for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Choirs rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m. All of the children’s choirs participate in either the 9:45 a.m. contemporary worship and/or 11:15 a.m. traditional service a number of times each semester.

 

Little Angels - Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

Alleluia Choir - 3rd through 5th Grade

Cool Kids Chimes - is our chime choir for children in 3rd through 5th grade. This groups meets during our fluid hour of music offering on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

 

Cool Kids Chimes share in the 11:15 a.m. traditional service a number of times each semester. If you are interested in joining Cool Kids Chimes or learning more about the group please contact Carly Spears at carlys@nrumc.org.