Music Ministries

Welcome to the Music Ministry Homepage at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church. We have a tradition of excellence, and we hope that you will help be a part of continuing that history into the future. We frequently perform works with orchestra, and we recently hosted the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and the renowned Vienna Boys Choir in concerts on their US tours.

This page contains information about our musical opportunities. If something here interests you, please contact us.

  • Chancel Choir – This 15-20 voice ensemble is the choir that sings each Sunday during the 11 am service. The Chancel Choir presents one or two major works per year, with orchestra, and sings anthems weekly. The choir has presented Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339, Schubert’s Mass in G, Rutter’s Requiem, and the Rutter Gloria, as well as many other works. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 9am - 10:15am in the Music Suite.
  • Handbell Ensemble – This 3-4 octave ensemble rehearses on Sunday Afternoons at 4pm and will play during worship once a month.

Director of Music Ministries

Jillian Gardner, Organist