Music Ministries

Music is a vital and wonderful part of our worship services at Central. If you have musical gifts, please consider sharing them in one of our many and varied musical groups. Contact Jamie Bryson for additional information on any of our ensembles and check the church’s weekly calendar for schedule updates.  

Chancel Choir assists in leading the 11:00 am Traditional Service through music each week. The choir is comprised of dedicated singers who love the opportunity to share their faith and musical gifts on a regular basis. The choir sings anthems from a variety of sacred genres. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm.  

Central Community Chorus invites singers from the community to prepare an annual Christmas Presentation. Past performances have included Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Central UMC Chapel. No audition is required. Rehearsals begin in September.  

Festival Choir is designed for those singers who enjoy singing choral music without committing to weekly choir rehearsals. The Festival Choir rehearses with the Chancel Choir on a seasonal basis in preparation for Christmas, Easter, and other special events.  

Central Ringers is a group of musicians who enjoy playing a variety of music using the church’s collection of handbells and hand chimes. Our goal is to play in worship once a month and for special seasonal worship services. Prospective ringers are always welcome and should have some music reading experience.  

Central Brass Choir is comprised of brass players who assist in leading worship through instrumental music. The brass choir also participates every Easter and Christmas and many other Sundays throughout the year. The choir is open to all brass players from 7th grade through adult. 

InnerChange is the Praise Band who leads worship in our 8:45 am Contemporary Service using a collection of keyboards, guitars, drums, and vocals. The music is uplifting and reflective with time honored choruses, gospel songs, and contemporary music with the intention of offering the congregation a meaningful worship experience. Singers and instrumentalists are most welcome to audition for the band.  

Celebration Singers Children’s Choir is open to all 1-5 grade children. The choir sings regularly in worship services and presents an annual musical. The children also witness to their growing faith by performing at local assisted living facilities. Director is Barbara Pfau. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm. 

Trinity is a ladies ensemble who sing three-part vocal selections. The repertoire is a variety of more challenging music. An audition is required to sing with the group.  

Hymn Sings are a time of casual worship in our beautiful chapel. Using the historic Cokesbury Hymnal, congregants are allowed to choose a favorite hymn to sing. Hymn Sings are held on Sunday evenings throughout the year.