Music

 
Music and Drama are ALIVE at Chamblee First United Methodist Church! Won’t you share your talents with us? We are currently under a renovation of our sanctuary and our wonderful organ.  Soon, our organ will be bigger and better!  Watch the complex organ removal process video:  Organ Renovation 2016
 For more details on any music or drama ministry, see the information and contacts below.
  • Allen Barbee, Minister of Music
  • Bill Callaway, Organist
  • Becky Sanders, Pianist
 

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir, directed by Allen Barbee, sings at the 8:45 and 11:00am worship services and is accompanied by Bill Callaway on our Möeller pipe organ* and Becky Sanders on our Schimmel grand piano*. The musical styles are varied and selections range from unison to eight-part harmony. Opportunities exist for solos and ensembles as well. Individual help is available to anyone interested in participating. This choir performs several special programs during the year, and rehearsals are each Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. A nursery is provided upon request. New singers are always welcomed!

*Currently, during our sanctuary renovation, we are without this fine instruments but do have wonderful loaners.  Come hear!

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Chancel Ringers

Our adult handbell choir, Chancel Ringers, provides a beautiful change of pace in our 11:00am worship service every 4-6 weeks and the occasional Wednesday Night Supper! Led by Allen Barbee, the choir performs on 5 octaves of handbells and 3 octaves of chimes. Rehearsals are usually on Monday evenings at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary, September through May, and a nursery is provided upon request. New ringers and substitutes are welcomed. Regular rehearsals are on hiatus during our sanctuary restoration, but occasional ringing chances exist.  Contact Allen Barbee for ringing opportunities!

First Five Quintet

Five talented gentlemen come together with piano and sometimes bass and drums to sing good ol’ church and gospel favorites. They bring their talents to Worship Services and other programs throughout the year at Chamblee First and in the community. Allen Barbee is the contact person for this group.

Treble Makers

Two sopranos and an alto bring their treble music talents to worship and special occasions.  Varying styles from classical to spirituals fill their repertoire throughout the year. Allen Barbee is the contact person for this group.

Cherub Choir

(ages K4 – 1st) rehearse on Sundays from 9:50 – 10:15 a.m., September-May and they sing in worship 5-6 times. This group uses rhythm instruments and participates in two special programs yearly. Rehearsals are in Music Room, 215, on the second floor of the education building. Allen Barbee is the contact person for this group.

Spirit Choir

(Grades 2 -5) rehearse on Sundays from 9:50 – 10:15 a.m. September-May, and they sing in worship 5-6 times yearly. This group learns to rings bells and participates in two special programs yearly. Rehearsals are in the Music Room, 215, on the second floor of the education building. Allen Barbee is the contact person for this group.

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M.A.D. Camp

M.A.D. (music, art, drama) CAMP is held in the summer, usually the last week of July. Children in 3rd grade through high school learn how to put together a complete musical in one week, including set, costumes, singing, dancing, lines, and choreography.  Rehearsals are Monday through Friday, 9:30 – 12:30pm during a summer month week, and they present the finished work at an announced date and time.  Adults are involved too!  Allen Barbee is the contact person for this group.  This summer, the camp will be June 26-30, 2017.

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Live Nativity

The Live Nativity is an annual December outdoor drama with animals and all of the characters of the journey to Bethlehem and birth of Christ. The cast made of children, youth, and adults rehearses on Saturday morning, prior to the December Sunday performance at 7:00 pm, and Kathryn Rodriguez and Allen Barbee are the contact people.

Contact

For more information:
Front Office
(770) 457-2525
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