Music ministry

Perry United Methodist Church has a long tradition of excellent music in worship, and the numerous and varied groups which participate are an integral part of this tradition. "Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy." -- Psalm 33:3

The many gifted individuals and groups who are a part of our extensive music ministry richly enhance our worship experience. Through the glorious sounds of voices, instruments, and handbells, we celebrate the joyful bond between God and our community of faith. There is a place for you in the Perry United Methodist Music Ministry! 

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Dr. Jane Kimbrel

Director of Music Ministries/Organist

2021 Music ministry Calendar

Many thanks to members of the Sanctuary Choir for participating in the Palm Sunday service. Your beautiful music helped make this Holy season especially meaningful.

April Music Ministry Schedule

April 1, Maundy Thursday

Caroline Perkins, soloist

Adrian Gnam, oboist

April 4, Easter Sunday

The Sanctuary Choir

Brass quartet, timpani and organ

April 11

Handbell Quartet Rings

April 18

Men's Vocal Ensemble Sings

April 25

Ladies' Vocal Ensemble Sings

Rehearsal schedule

  Rehearsals have been suspended until further notice.  


                                                   Wednesday, 6:45 PM -8:15 PM

Choir Room

JOY CHOIR (Older Adults)

Tuesday, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Fellowship  Hall


Monday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Handbell Room


Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Handbell Room


Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Adult Choir Room (ages 3rd-5th grade)

Children's Choir Room (ages 4-2nd grade)



the sanctuary choir

The Sanctuary Choir offers excellent choral repertoire in a variety of styles to enhance the traditional worship experience. The musical expressions of worship through sung anthems and instrumental music helps worshipers experience the deeper dimensions of faith. The choir fosters a high degree of camaraderie, and provides a community of friendship and fellowship. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 pm in the Choir Room.

The Sanctuary Choir sings at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship services. Seasonal services accompanied by orchestra are presented throughout the liturgical year. Major works include: 

Christmas Cantata: The Incarnation by K. Lee Scott

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

Magnificat by John Rutter

Mass in G by Franz Schubert

Messiah selections by G.F. Handel

The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw

The Snow Lay on the Ground by Julian Wachner

What Sweeter Music by John Leavitt

What Sweeter Music by Mark Hayes

For I Know by John Behnke. Commissioned by the Perry UMC Music Ministry in 2016

Christmas Canticles by Benjamin Harlan

International Carol Suites by Mark Hayes