Ministry through Music

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into God’s presence with singing. -Psalm 100:1-2

Save-the-Date: Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil with Kinnara

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Saturday, September 28, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Comprising some of the finest ensemble singers in the country, Kinnara is one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs. Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, the choir performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil is a one-hour work that is contemplative, intense, and overwhelmingly devotional. The concert is FREE, and we will be collecting a good will offering for the performance to help support the Music Ministry at Glenn.


The Chancel Choir
Age Level: College through Senior Adult
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Director: Michael Dauterman

The Chancel Choir, composed of a mix of amateurs and professional musicians, strives to offer a high quality of musical leadership at the 11AM Worship Service, while holding the core value of being warm and welcoming to people of all ability levels. Its principal role is to provide vocal leadership for worship at the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. The choir also presents special concerts for the Atlanta community. Men’s and Women’s Ensembles are formed from the Chancel Choir for special musical offerings throughout the year.

Primi Cantores (Early Singers)
Age Level: Youth through Adult
Rehearsals: Sundays, 8:00 a.m. in The Little Chapel
Director: Michael Dauterman

Primi Cantores sings for Glenn's 8:30 a.m. worship service and rehearses just before the service at 8:00 a.m. This smaller chamber choir is blessed to sing in the rich acoustics and beautiful architecture of The Little Chapel. Everyone, regardless of experience, is welcome to sing in this welcoming group!

Youth Choir
Age Level: 9th through 12th grades
Rehearsals: Sundays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Room 208 of the Church School Building
Director: Michael Dauterman

The Youth Choir sings a wide variety of sacred classic, folk and modern anthems, making extensive use of accompanying instruments. Singers learn of worship leadership and advanced choral disciplines and perform often in services. The teenagers have fun, lead worship, give concerts, and go on tours, most recently in the Summer of 2019 to Boston.

Children’s Covenant Choir 
Age Level: 1st through 5th grades
Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m in Room 419 of the Church School Building
Director: Dr. Katie Woolf

The Covenant Choir welcomes all first through fifth graders who love to sing. Rehearsals focus on having fun while learning church music and musical concepts as well as providing opportunities for musical, social and cognitive growth through movement, singing, playing instruments and musical games.  The children develop skills and confidence as they lead worship through singing several times a year, including Lessons and Carols during Advent, Christmas Eve service, and Children’s Sabbath.


Cherub Choir
Age Level: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in Room 405 of the Church School Building
Director: Mary Lindsey Lewis

The Cherub Choir is a preparatory choir for children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. The focus is on developing a love for music and singing in a developmentally appropriate way through movement and games. Though the focus is not on performance, the Cherub Choir presents the Nativity Program for a Wednesday night supper each year in December. Followed by Children’s Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

Joyful Noise Music
Age Level: Two’s & Three’s
Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. in Room 206 of the Church School Building
Leader: Suzanne Aloisio

Joyful Noise music time is a fun time of music and movement for our tiniest singers. Parent/guardians are welcome to stay with little ones as we “make a joyful noise” with children’s classics like “Jesus Loves Me,” “This Little Light of Mine,” or even “The Hokey Pokey.” Followed by Toddler Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.


The Music Fund

The Music Fund helps to support special projects in Glenn’s music program, including the participation of guest musicians in worship and concert.  Among these is our Choral Scholar program, which provides stipends for local college students to sing with the Chancel Choir. Read more about our current Emory Choral Scholars. We are grateful to donors to the Music Fund for so generously supporting music in our congregational life. Tax deductible contributions may be made via check, payable to Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, designated for The Music Fund.