Music & Arts 2018


Friends of Music

The Arts have always played an important role in the life of the Church, and have a biblical, historical and theological precedence for doing so.  The nurturing of the Arts within a faith setting provides a strong stimulus for people to attend a wide variety of events such as concerts, recitals, special services, and entertainment offerings.

The Friends of Music Patron Program enters is fifth year of supporting The Arts Program and Peachtree Road.  Through the Friends of Music (“FOM”) initiatives, we are able to continue fulfilling our mission of:

  • Offering the finest possible musical occasions in our annual concert series, including sponsoring concerts by nationally and internationally renowned ensembles
  • Expanding the understanding and value of music
  • Supporting the music ministry in all they do to help lead worship services in our great church
  • Financially supporting and facilitating these initiatives

Through the generosity and faithful support of the Friends of Music, we can expand this tradition of excellence and the arts will thrive at Peachtree Road for many seasons to come.  Individual membership to FOM is open to all by donation.  Every gift at every level is appreciated.  Click here to become a member today.





Signature Concert of the Season – Chanticleer

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary

Then and There, Here and Now
A program celebrating Chanticleer’s 40th Anniversary
William Fred Scott, Music Director

As part of its mission, Friends of Music sponsors concerts by nationally and internationally renowned ensembles.  This season we are proud to present Chanticleer!

Chanticleer was founded by Louis Botto in 1978 in San Francisco.  They celebrate the ensemble’s 40th Anniversary this year with a program entitled Then and There, Here and Now.   This program contains music by some of Chanticleer’s favorite composers, from Palestrina and Victoria to Mason Bates and Steven Stucky, lustrous examples of the South American baroque, as well as audience favorite arrangements by Jennings, Shaw, McGlynn and others.  Then and There, Here and Now reflects the expansive aesthetic and seamless virtuosity in ensemble singing which have been Chanticleer’s hallmark for four decades.

The multiple Grammy Award-winning all-male vocal ensemble is comprised of 12 singers hailing from across the U.S. William Fred Scott joined the ensemble as music director in August 2015.  Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music.  They are a multiple Grammy winning ensemble and recognized as “The world’s reigning male chorus.” – The New Yorker.  And according to The Los Angeles Times, “Chanticleer fascinates and enthralls for much the same reason a fine chocolate or a Rolls Royce does: through luxurious perfection.”

$30 adults / $18 students.


Click here to view the full 2018 | 2019 concert season.



Levels of Giving

The mission of Friends of Music is to increase opportunities for those of all faiths to participate in excellence and diversity in music.

This past season’s concert highlights included Seraphic Fire, Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir, the Many Moods of Christmas and the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival.  The Church’s rich liturgical season includes Festival Worship with guest soloists and orchestra such as Music and Arts Sunday, Easter Sunday, Celebration of Freedom, All Saints, Advent and Christmas Eve.  Click here to view the 2018 | 2019 concert season.

Friends of Music realizes its mission by offering the finest possible musical occasions in our yearly concert series and expanding the understanding and value of music through a diverse program of recitals, concerts and worship services.  It also supports the choirs and music ministry in all they do to help lead worship in this great Church.  It accomplishes this by financially supporting and facilitating these occasions.  Click here to become a member.

$50-$99 – Angels
$100-$499 – Archangels
$500-$999 – Principalities
$1,000-$4,999 – Virtues
$5,000-$9,999 – Dominions
$10,000-$24,999 – Cherubim
$25,000 + Seraphim



Music Advisory Board

Music plays a central role in the life of the Peachtree Road UMC community.

The Friends of Music invite all members to supplement their financial contribution with donations of time and talent.
Contact Ruth Sommerville at to offer your help.

J. Tyler “Ty” Tippett, Chairman
Scott H. Atchison, Director of Music and Organist
Dot Addison
Anne Bailey
Merritt Bond
Mary and Marvin Brantley
Burt and Mary Newell Bridges
Rev. Bill and Wendie Britt
Richard and Ann Brock
Tommy Brunson
Merv and Linda Darter
Kay and Dick Dietz
John and Cynthia Ethridge
Betty Feezor
Jane Hill
Mary and Dick Holmes
Ann Lassiter
Janice and Dick McGalliard
Nancy and Wayne Musselwhite
David Ratliff
Ruth Sommerville
Betty Stephens
David R. Thomas
Mary and Hamilton Williams