Music Programs at PVUMC

Community Concert Series

Every year, PVUMC offers a Community Concert series specifically designed for all ages. Past performances have included the Sahnas Brothers, held in our open-air amphitheater in early October; choral groups; the Tetra String Quartet; Traveler, a multi-ethnic fusion ensemble; Run Boy Run, an award-winning bluegrass group; musical theater night, and seasonal concerts by our own choirs at Christmas and just prior to Holy Week.

There is no fee for the events, though a free-will offering will be taken at the event in support of the series.

Upcoming Community Concerts:

Head to our events page for the other amazing activities we have going on at church!

At Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, there are many ways to celebrate faith through music and the arts. Opportunities exist for people of all ages and for people with varying levels of musical training and artistic abilities. The Worship, Music and Fine Arts Ministry Team includes volunteers who are passionate about and skilled in drama and liturgy, decorating, the visual arts, and music.

Music Programs for Children & Youth

Music Makers (Grades 1 - 5)

Music Makers is also designed for children in grades 1-5, but meets on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm while school is in session. This group plays Orff instruments, chimes, bells, and sings! They also perform a Christmas pageant, sing/ring on a regular basis in church, and work on their music skills (reading notes, rhythms, expression, etc.) The Music and Arts Ministries Director and Children’s Music Director lead this enriching experience for elementary-aged musicians.

Contact Ashley Strawser at [email protected] for more information.

Gospel Troupe (Grades 1 - 5)

The Gospel Troupe is a fun new program for children in grades 1-5 from 10:15-11:00 on Sunday mornings, and will focus on drama and music activities. They perform in various pageants throughout the year – any kids interested in musical theater should check this out.

Contact LaRiche Lamar at [email protected] for more information.

Youth Bells (Grades 6-12)

Youth Bells is for 6th-12th graders and meets on Sundays from 10:15-11:00 . The bell choir plays music ranging from a wide repertoire. This group rings in worship regularly, and presents a tour preview concert in May at PVUMC before they leave on a weekend regional tour. In past years, they have traveled to Southern California and to Las Vegas, NV.

Youth Choir (Grades 6 - 12)

Youth Choir is for 6th-12th graders and meets on Sundays from 1. The choir sings music ranging from traditional choral repertoire to contemporary praise songs. This group sings in worship once a month, and presents a tour preview concert in May at PVUMC before they leave on a weekend regional tour. In past years, they have traveled to Southern California and to Las Vegas, NV.

Music Programs for Adults

Bells of Paradise

Bells of Paradise is a handbell choir that provides music for our worship services, community events, and outreach opportunities.  While previous handbell experience is not required, members do need to be able to read music.  The bells enhance worship once a month and for special liturgical events/services such as Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. The Bells of Paradise rehearse every Wednesday from 6-7:20 pm.

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir is the largest music ensemble at PVUMC. The choir leads worship most Sundays at the 9:00 service. The Chancel Choir is a group of highly dedicated singers who seek to serve God with their inspired, spirit-filled singing. The Chancel Choir also performs a larger choral work each spring and is the featured choir at the annual Christmas Concert.  Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm.

Paradise Singers

Paradise Singers is a smaller select group of female singers. The group sings a wide range of choral literature for SSA and SSAA voicing.  Paradise Singers lead worship many times throughout the year as well as at special services such as Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday. The Paradise Singers rehearse on Wednesdays from 11 am-12 noon.