The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is made up of adults age 18 and above, and serves as the principal musical leadership for the 8:45 am and 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, Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, as well as new and commissioned works.
Every other year, this nationally recognized choral ensemble embarks on a European tour performing at the great cathedrals including Notre Dame, Chartres, St. Paul’s and most recently as the choir-in-residence at Westminster Abbey in 2018.
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 email@example.com.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Music Suite
The Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble drawing its membership from the PRUMC Chancel Choir. This ensemble of fifteen voices concentrates on the music of the early church, but draws its repertoire from all periods of musical composition. For an audition, please contact our Director of Music, Scott Atchison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Singers Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Music Suite
The Peachtree Carillon
The Peachtree Carillon is Peachtree Road’s adult handbell choir. The Peachtree Carillon plays in services throughout the year, including Palm Sunday, Easter, 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. For more information, please contact our Director of Music, Scott Atchison at email@example.com.
Peachtree Carillon Rehearsal | Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Music Suite
Doxology Youth Choir
With over 50 members, Doxology Youth Choir is a welcoming place for students to find new friends and grow through music, worship and leadership opportunities. We learn great music for worship, outreach, Christmas music programs, and a week-long spring tour. Recent tours have included Florida beaches, England, the Pacific Northwest & Canada, and most recently the mountains and beaches of South Carolina in 2019. We also have fun activities, meals and parties throughout the year! Membership is open to all, and within Doxology you can also audition for a small-group chorale. Join us, and find the group you’ve been looking for!
Doxology Youth Choir Rehearsal | Sundays, 4:00-5:00 pm, Harp Student Center – H002 | Calendar
A 12-member group formed by audition. Rehearses 2-3 times per semester and sings in 3 services as well as the Carols by Candlelight Christmas program.
Peachtree Ringers Handbell Choir
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. Bell Ringers in this group continue to strengthen their music reading abilities and learn complicated handbell techniques. Some handbell or other musical experience is ideal. When we play handbells for the Great Tree Lighting and for Music Sunday and have limited, focused rehearsals prior to those events.
Peachtree Ringers Rehearsal | Sundays, 6:00-6:45 pm, Harp Center Bell Room – H002B | For more information, contact Anne Steward.
Children in pre-K through 5th grade can find a wonderful home at PRUMC in one of our children’s choirs! At every level, your children will grow in their ability to worship, love music, be part of a team, and make new friends. All 125+ members come together to present a beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting program and an amazing new children’s musical each year! Look below for more info on each choir. We hope to see you there!
Age 4 or Pre-K
Cherubs begin learning to sing in their “head” voice, listen for the beat, and focus on a short devotion. We also learn classic hymns such as Jesus Loves Me and have fun activities throughout the year! You can choose from Wednesday Cherubs, who rehearse in the early evening, or Thursday Cherubs, who rehearse in the early afternoon. In addition to regularly scheduled rehearsals, Cherubs occasionally have special combined rehearsals and sing in worship.
Wednesday Cherub Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm, Room D323 | Calendar
Thursday Cherub Rehearsal | Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room D323 (*bring lunch) | Calendar
Carol Choir members learn how to sing in their head voice, distinguish a steady beat, and recognize the differences in basic music notes. We also learn more classic hymns, build more friendships, and have lots of fun activities! In addition to regularly scheduled rehearsals, Carol members occasionally have special combined rehearsals and sing in worship.
Carol Choir Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm, Room D316 | Calendar
1st & 2nd Grades
Covenant Choir members build on the foundations laid down in Cherub and Carol, expanding into a broader repertoire of music and more note recognition. Our end-of-year bowling/pizza party caps a great year of fun and friendship! In addition to regularly scheduled rehearsals, Covenant members occasionally have special combined rehearsals and sing in worship.
Covenant Choir Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm, Room B125 | Calendar
3rd – 5th Grades
Celebration members grow as singers and team members, expanding our vocal range with multi-part harmony and truly learning to read music. We also perform service during the year. Our end-of-year fun day at Lanier Waterpark has become a big tradition, capping a wonderful time in children’s choirs! Celebration members occasionally have special combined rehearsals and sing in worship.
Celebration Singers Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 pm, Room B125 | Calendar
We play handbells and chimes in worship and in concerts throughout the year. During rehearsals we play great music, expand our knowledge and develop our musical skills.
Steeple Chimes Choir
1st & 2nd Grades
Using hand chimes, Steeple Chimes members learn basic rhythms and learn what it means to play in an ensemble. Covenant Choir members can join Steeple Chimes as well!
Steeple Chimes Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:45-6:15 pm, B106
Chapel Bells Handbell Choir
3rd – 5th Grades
Chapel Bells members learn how to play handbells in an ensemble. They will continue to learn how to read music and learn new techniques. Beginners welcome! Members of Celebration Singers can join Chapel Bells as well!
Chapel Bells Rehearsal | Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45 pm, B106
The Georgia Boy Choir
Peachtree Road is proud and fortunate to share a relationship with the Georgia Boy Choir, our ensemble-in-residence. The Choir presents music during Sunday worship services several times each year, and offers magnificent concerts which are hallmarks of our Christmas and spring seasons.
The Georgia Boy Choir operates on a five–tiered system of musical education for boys as young as five years old through high school. In addition to performing in Atlanta, and throughout the southeast, the Georgia Boy Choir ends each season with an international concert tour.
A boy who becomes a member of the Georgia Boy Choir is in for one of the best experiences of his life. In addition to establishing a legacy of musical excellence, the Choir understands its responsibility in helping to mold boys into young men of admirable character, who will be leaders in their homes, their temples and churches, their schools, their communities, and in the world.
For more information on The Georgia Boy Choir, click here. To learn about auditioning, click here.
Peachtree Road warmly welcomes special guests to our worship services and are honored to share the magnificent worship space with which we have been blessed. Together we share our gifts to the glory of God!
Choirs who wish to perform at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church will find guidelines and a request form below. Please contact the Music Office at 404.240.8212 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Visiting Choirs may sing no more than 20 minutes of music prior to the Sunday Worship Services. Rehearsal times in the Sanctuary begin at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Choirs will sing from the Chancel steps in front of the altar.
Music sung is to be sacred and a cappella. Also keep in mind the liturgical season (no alleluias during Lent, etc.) when choosing your program.
Choirs are asked to dress formal – either robes or concert black (long, dark dresses, dark coat and tie).
Choirs are invited to stay for the Worship Service and listen to our nationally acclaimed music program – an experience you won’t want to miss! Reserved seating will be available.
If your choir is interested in visiting Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, please complete and submit the form below with a recent recording of your choir. You may also submit other promotional or informational materials (programs, tour information, awards, etc.) about the group. Application for date will not be processed until both request form and audio file have been received.
Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!