Joy of Music Concert Series
You are invited to 10 outstanding celebrations of joyous music at Manchester United Methodist Church with our Joy of Music Concert Series. Each concert is distinctly individual but together they form a rich tapestry of musical experiences. You’ll hear traditional music, contemporary, classical, gospel, and more!
Free will offering taken at most concerts unless ticket price is listed.
For more information call 636-200-4702.
The 2018/2019 season marks the 65th Anniversary of the Manchester UMC Chancel Choir.
AT A GLANCE
October 7, 2018, 7:00 pm- Gateway UMC Choral Festival
Come join us for this wonderful festival featuring 200 singers from St. Louis area Methodist churches! Joel Raney joins as a guest composer/conductor.
October 28, 2018, 7:00 pm- PipeScreams
Our annual “fiendish” organ concert features music that the whole family is sure to enjoy!
November 4, 2018, 7:00 pm- People’s Choice Concert
The concert is to celebrate the Chancel Choir’s 65th Anniversary. Members of the choir have chosen music that represents their history as a choir. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased beginning October 1
December 7 & 8, 2018- Coventry Dinners and Concerts, featuring the Coventry Choir
Come join in an intimate evening filled with holiday music and food! Featuring beautiful choral and handbell music, this concert and dinner are sure to start your holiday season off right!
December 23, 2018, 7:00 pm- Betty Gnaegy Legacy Concert: Sing Christmas! Ring Christmas!
Our annual Christmas concert features handbells, choir, and instruments. This concert of favorite songs and holiday carols will include GLORIA, by John Rutter.
January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm- Missouri State University Chorale
Fresh off of their participation in China’s Chorus Festival, the Chorale will be with us as part of their 2019 concert tour.
February 9, 2019, 7:00 pm- Modern Worship Concert
Join us for a night of worship focused on praising God through music that stirs our hearts. Our Modern Worship Band will share songs that express what God has done, and is yet to do.
March 2 & 3, 2019- “The Sailor’s Bible”
This fully staged musical, presented by the 4th-6th Grade Music Makers Children’s Choir, will appeal to all ages! Come aboard for these seafaring stories of God’s miraculous love: Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Paul’s shipwreck.
Performances: March 2 at 3:00 pm and March 3 at 9:30 and 11 am
April 14, 2019, 7:00 pm- Mary Lou Adams Legacy Masterworks Concert, presented by the Manchester UMC Chancel Choir
Featuring “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, the Chancel Choir will be joined by guest artists and former members of Voces8, Emily Dickens, soprano, and Dingle Yandell, baritone. Collaborating on this great evening of music will be the Lindenwood University Concert Choir.
April 28, 2019, 7:00 pm- Pipe Organ Concert, Nathaniel Gumbs, guest organist
Nathaniel Gumbs currently serves as the Director of Chapel Music at his alma mater, Yale University. Come join us as he presents an evening of great music played on the newly installed Colby pipe organ.