ENSEMBLES

For additional information about our Music and Worship Arts Ministries, contact Carol Covington, Director of Music and Worship Arts.

11:00AM Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir presents musical offerings weekly at the 11:00 worship service and presents special music at Christmas and Easter.  Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays 7:00-8:30.  Childcare is available.

9:45AM Praise Team 

Are you a qualified drummer, bassist, vocalist, or guitarist? If interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Rev. Clark Chilton or call 766-6375. The praise team rehearses Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm and provides music weekly for 9:45 worship. Childcare is available.

8:30AM SANCTUARY CHOIR

The Sanctuary Choir presents worship music at the 8:30 traditional service. The Sanctuary Choir generally sings in unison and rehearses on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and then for a few minutes after worship.

Sanctuary Handbells

Sanctuary Handbells is open to any adult who has at least basic skills in reading music.  This group presents music for the 8:30 and/or 11:00 worship services several times a year and rehearses on Sundays 7:00-8:00pm September - May.

Liturgical Dance

Our Liturgical Dance troupe honors God through the expressive interpretation of song in the context of worship.


SMALL ENSEMBLES

Advanced Handbell Ensemble is a group of 5 or more advanced ringers with the ability to ring 6 or more bells each.  New in 2014, this group prepares music for 8:30 and/or 11:00 services and rehearses Sundays 6:00-6:55pm September - May.

Vocal Ensembles (men’s quartet, women’s ensemble, mixed small ensemble) are used at the 8:30 and/or 11:00 services. Rehearsals are as needed.

Instrumental Ensembles – Play an instrument?  If you are willing to share your talent, we will help you find a way.  Small instrumental ensembles are utilized in worship as new talents are discovered. Rehearsals are as needed.

A few members of our audio-visual team hard at work!

A few members of our audio-visual team hard at work!

Audio/Visual Team

Clemmons UMC is blessed to have state of the art video production equipment and computer software. Utilizing live video/automated cameras, ProPresenter software, and a fully digital soundboard, our audio/visual team are an integral part of our worship experience each week.  To get more info or to arrange a training, contact Jim Davis. 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN

We have four ensembles for preschool and elementary children.

Angel Choir is for Preschoolers ages 3-5 (turn 3 by Aug. 15). In the context of play, preschoolers will explore the music basics of rhythm, pitch and melody through language, listening, kinesthetic and vocal expression. We will use rhythm instruments, scarves, and puppets to nurture these youngest musicians, help them find their singing voice and give them a wealth of musical experiences. Angel Choir meets Wednesdays 6:15-6:45.

Joyful Noise Choir is for children K-2nd grades. Joyful Noise participants will learn spiritual truths and musical expression through age-appropriate music/movement activities and quality repertoire. Focus is on expanding participants’ musical vocabulary, developing their singing voices and preparing music for worship services. Sessions are Wednesdays 6:15-6:55.

The Choristers is for children in 3rd – 5th grades.  An intermediate-level choir which teaches vocal technique and the foundations of part singing, Choristers practice proper use of their vocal instruments while preparing anthems to sing inSunday morning worship and other special services. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 6:15-6:55.

Chiming Children A precursor to our handbell group, chiming children, grades 3 – 6, learn basic ringing and music reading techniques while preparing music for worship using Schulmerich choir chimes.  The Chiming Children Choir is a wonderful way for children, with or without music experience, to learn about music, have fun and learn about working together to praise God through music. This group, led by Jenny Currie and Sharon Harry, meets on Wednesdays 5:45-6:15.  Chimers must make a reliable commitment to weekly rehearsals.