- PRUMC Adult Choirs
For ages 18 and older
The Chancel Choir
Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Rehearsals
The Chancel Choir is made up of adults age 18 and above, and serves as the principal musical leadership for the 11:15 am worship experience. The choir also presents several concerts each season for members of the PRUMC community and the city of Atlanta. Among these are Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, as well as new and commissioned works. Every other year, this nationally recognized choral ensemble embarks on a European concert tour performing at the great cathedrals including Notre Dame, Chartres, and St. Paul’s. The Chancel Choir is always looking for new members. No audition is necessary, but an interview with the Director of Music is requested. Child care is available during rehearsal times. Contact Scott Atchison at 404.240.8212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Choir
Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Rehearsals
The Parish Choir serves as the principal musical leadership for the 8:45 am worship experience. Sunday School classes are invited to sing a service (with rehearsal the Thursday before) with the Parish Choir. It also acts as a family choir; teenagers are invited to sing with their parents. The choir presents a service of Lessons and Carols on the third Sunday in December every year. The Parish Choir is always looking for new members. No previous experience necessary! Contact Nicole Marane at 404.240.8212 or email@example.com.
The Chamber Singers
Wednesday, 6:30 pm Rehearsals
The Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble drawing its membership from the PRUMC Chancel Choir. This ensemble of around fifteen voices concentrates on the music of the early church, but draws its repertoire from all periods of musical composition. Please contact the Director of Music for an audition. Contact Scott Atchison at 404.240.8212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peachtree Carillon
Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Rehearsals
The Peachtree Carillon is an adult handbell choir. The Peachtree Carillon plays in both services throughout the year, as well as Palm Sunday, Easter, “Lessons and Carols” and Christmas. Due to busy schedules we work in ‘seasons’, those available for the performance date and rehearsals play, and those who can’t are our substitute players. We also have beginner groups available and childcare for rehearsals. Contact Nicole Marane at 404.240.8212 or email@example.com.
PRUMC Youth Choirs
6th – 12th Grade
All students are invited to serve God through the Youth Music Ministry. We have many opportunities for you to share your gifts and lead in worship throughout the year, including weekly praise band and singing, the Great Tree Lighting, spring musical and an awesome choir tour! For more information, contact Kathy Fletcher at 404.240.8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doxology Youth Choir
Grade 6 – 12
Rehearsals: Sunday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Music Suite
Come be a part of the student ministry in song. Join Doxology, the student ministry choir at PRUMC. The choir sings in worship once a month, presents a special program at Christmas, performs a musical in the spring and goes on a week long choir tour at the end of the school year. Past tours have included Florida, the East Coast, Hawaii and Canada! All are welcome. Come join with us as we Praise God in song.
Peachtree Ringers Handbell Choir
Grades 6 – 12
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 4:45 – 5:30 pm, Handbell Room
Come join the Peachtree Ringers! We play handbells in worship and in concerts throughout the year. During rehearsals we play great music, expand our knowledge and develop our musical skills.
Drum Roll Praise Band
Grades 6 – 12
Children’s Choirs 2013 – 2014
All young people ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to serve God and our church through Children’s Music Ministry. We have exciting experiences singing in worship, the Great Tree Lighting, the children’s musical, summer choir fun days, and outreach opportunities. Parent volunteers assist with weekly rehearsals, during musical presentations, and in worship services. We have a place for you and your child to serve and share!
Childrens Choirs & Rehearsal Information
Age 4 as of 9/1/13
Tuesday, 12:15 pm, D323
Wednesday, 5:00 pm, D323
Wednesday, 5:00 pm, D316
Grades 1 and 2
Wednesday, 5:00 pm, B125
Grades 3 through 5
Wednesday, 5:45 pm, B125
Steeple Chimes (Chime Choir)
Grades 1 and 2
Wednesday, 5:45 pm, Handbell Room
Peachtree Ringers Handbell Choir
Grades 3 and 5
Wednesday, 5:00 pm, Handbell Room
A pilgrimage is a journey or search for a place of importance to a person’s belief and faith, although it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs. It is my thought that each of our lives are on a great pilgrimage striving to not be at the same place we started. Through worship and music at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church we are taken each week to a higher place in the greater Kingdom of God, moving together as the body of Christ.
On August 1, 2014, the Peachtree Road Chancel Choir will depart for London, England to be the Choir in Residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral where they will sing the daily round of services for a week. It is indeed an honor to be chosen to sing in this great church, where the praises of God have been sung on this site for over fourteen hundred years. (present building since 1710.) The choir has worked very hard to get to this point. Each of them have been called into this very specific ministry. These singers sing to give back to God “…the honor due His name!” Indeed, this Pilgrimage to England continues to spread God’s word to others outside our walls.
A pilgrimage like this cannot take place without the loving support of friends and parishoners of the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. You will be hearing very soon of an exciting new “Friends of Music” program where you may support our efforts. Also, if you would like information on traveling with the choir, please contact Eve Respess, Tour Coordinator at ERespess@BGCA.org. Finally, be in prayer for each of us as we prepare the music that will offer a “glimpse of heaven” to each listener.
Scott H. Atchison
Director of Music and Organist
PRUMC is proud and fortunate to share a relationship with the Georgia Boy Choir, our choir-in-residence. The purpose of the Georgia Boy Choir is to achieve the highest possible standard of musical excellence, while instilling in its members a life-long appreciation of music; an abiding love of beauty; a keen sense of respect for themselves and others; and the self-discipline necessary to become effective leaders in their families, their communities and the world.
In addition to presenting an annual Christmas concert and spring festival, the choir presents music during worship several times each year.
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