Central United Methodist Church has a long and rich tradition of musical excellence. We welcome people of all ages and musical experience, preschool to senior citizen, novice to professional. Come and make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Special Music Archive - Listen to selected songs taken from our services.

Chancel Choir contact
Chancel Choir

The fifty-voice Chancel Choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. service most Sundays from September through June. The choir is open to all singers 7th grade through adult and sings music of varying styles, ranging from Renaissance motets to spirituals. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Adult Handbell contact
Adult & Youth Handbell Choir

The Adult Handbell Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We perform throughout the year for Sunday services and enjoy making great music and the fellowship that this group offers.  We are a very supportive and patient group - new ringers are encouraged to join us!

The Youth Handbell Choir is our handbell choir for youth 7th through 12th grade. We perform throughout the year for worship services and rehearse Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All youth are invited to join us!

 Director of Children's Music

Our junior choir performs each week during the 11:00 a.m. service.  All children preschool through 5th grade are welcome.  We use motions, instruments, chimes, scarves, and props for engagement of all children. The choir uses a variety of songs, both traditional and new, to teach kids about Christianity, the Bible, and ways to praise God.  Rehearsal is Sunday mornings between services at 10:00 a.m. in room 304. Come join us as we enthusiastically praise God through song.

The Well Music Team

The Well Music Team leads music at the 9:00 a.m. service most Sundays from September through June. We have a wonderful core of musicians, but we’re always looking to expand our team.

Messiah Sing Information

Central celebrated its 35th Annual Messiah Sing in 2013. What started as a kitchen-table conversation three decades ago, has become a cherished tradition for Central and the Traverse City Area.  The Messiah Sing, now under the direction of Byron Hanson, is a joyous beginning to the Christmas season, taking place each year in the beginning of December.  All are welcome.