Music Ministries

“Above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing Him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this, attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve of here, and reward when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.”
— From John Wesley's Directions for Singing, 1761

At Edmond FUMC, we carry on a vibrant tradition of music from Wesleyan heritage through a dynamic music ministry, which includes congregational song, a chancel choir, a handbell choir, instrumentalists, and the pipe organ.

Chancel Choir

Edmond FUMC is blessed to have a 40-voice adult choir that enhances our worship services and outreach programs. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 7-8:15 pm, and Sundays, 5-6:15 pm, in our church's choir room (Main Building, Room 100B), and they perform on Sundays at the 8:30 and 11 am worship services. Twice a year, the Chancel Choir persents a larger work, such as a cantata or a small oratorio.

If you are interested in becoming a member the choir, stop by and join one of our rehearsals. No auditions are required.

Children's Choir

Led by Music Director Andrew Schaeffer, Edmond FUMC offers two children’s choirs that exist to provide children with opportunities to become deeply devoted followers of Christ by instilling a love for and understanding of worship.

Cherub Choir (Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4) -- learn how to sing accurately, develop his/her singing voice for use in worship and begin to learn the basics of music reading.

Chorister Choir (Kindergarten - 2nd grade) -- learn the fundamentals of music reading and learn about the seasons of the church year.

Junior Choir (3rd through 5th graders) -- learn the fundamentals of music reading and learn about the seasons of the church year.

 

Handbell Choir

Edmond FUMC's Handbell Choir performs during Sunday worship services, under the direction of Claudia Hampton. The Handbell Choir rehearses on Monday, throughout the academic year, at 6:45 pm in the Main Building, Room 104B.

Instrumentalists

God has richly blessed Edmond FUMC's congregation with a variety of talented musicians, ranging from professional classical pianists to spoon players. Each week, one of our instrumentalists perform a solo as part of our Sunday worship.

If you are an instrumentalist, no matter your skill level, and would like to participate, please contact the church at 405-341-0107.

Pipe Organ

Edmond FUMC is proud to boast one of the only pipe organs in Edmond. In 1928, the Hinners Organ Company of Pekin, Illinois installed a modest instrument of two keyboards and about 800 pipes. This organ served the church faithfully, in this condition, for approximately 75 years, until Roger A. Banks, a local organ builder, restored the instrument's failing perishable components and significantly expanded it with new pipes. Our current organ utilizes approximately 1,250 pipes, ranging in size from 8 feet tall to the size of a pencil.

If you are interested in more information on the organ, in trying the instrument or hearing a demonstration, please contact the Director of Music Ministries Andrew Schaeffer at 405-341-0107 or andrew@fumcedmond.org.