Kingwood United Methodist Church has a rich music ministry for people of all ages!
Romans 12:2 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.“
We invite you to come share in the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs as part of the music ministry at KUMC.
KUMC Presents: John Rutter Gloria
Sunday, December 12th
9:30 and 11:00am | The Sanctuary
Join us on Sunday, December 12 at both 9:30am and 11:00am traditional worship services as the Chancel Choir presents the John Rutter Gloria. Long a favorite of choirs around the world, John Rutter’s three-movement Gloria is both touching and thrilling, alternating soaring vocal lines with glorious harmonies and wonderful rhythms, all strengthened by the power of a professional brass ensemble and organ. It’s 20 minutes of some amazing music led by our great chancel choir and soloists.
Music opportunities for children
The children’s music ministry is a team effort, combining our excellent children’s and music ministries. We offer pre-school and elementary aged children a weekly opportunity to build friendships, to learn choral singing skills, and to express their love for God through music and fellowship.
Musikgarten, an internationally recognized program in early childhood music and movement, has a long-standing reputation as the leader in the field of affordable early music education. KUMC is happy to announce we will be offering Musikgarten classes for infants through preschool aged children.
Choirs for children start at age 3 (children must be fully potty-trained to participate) and go through the fifth grade. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm.
Vocal opportunities for adults
Singing masterworks choruses from Handel, Mozart, and Brahms as well as contemporary choral pieces by John Rutter, Craig Courtney, or Dan Forrest, the Chancel Choir leads the congregation in worship at the 9:30am and 11:00am services from August through June. With over sixty members, the choir shares a positive spirit of fellowship through the preparations of anthems, hymns, and scripture presented in worship.
Our men’s choir provides musical leadership at least once a month in the traditional worship services. The Men’s Ensemble meets each Wednesday from 8:30-9:15pm following Chancel Choir rehearsal. This growing group covers staple pieces within the TTBB literature, as well as contemporary sacred works.
Sola Gratia is a non-select group of female voices that began as a quartet decades ago, and has grown in recent years to its current size of twenty-two members. The choir, whose name means “by grace alone,” is made up of women of all ages and musical backgrounds. In addition to singing in worship services at KUMC and community events, the group has performed twice at the White House as well as the Texas Capitol rotunda and the 2013 Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Church. This group sings at least once a month at the 9:30am and 11:00am services.
Instrumental opportunities for adults
During regular worship services and for concerts, orchestras and instrumental ensembles are utilized. We provide opportunities for volunteers and professionals to offer their gifts to God. If you are interested in joining our instrumental program, please contact Matt Robinson.
The King's Ringers
Our all-volunteer handbell choir offers the opportunity for individuals to worship God through music by the playing of handbells. Throughout the year our handbell choir provides music for selected worship services. Do you love music and have a passion to share their faith through the ringing of handbells? If so, contact Matt Robinson for more details.
KUMC is blessed to have several church members and friends who play brass instruments, including trumpet, french horn, trombone, and tuba. The Foundation Brass play intermittently, as available. Members rehearse on Sunday evenings at 5:00pm.