Music from the March 3, 2013, Worship Service
The Oxford United Methodist Church offers a variety of worship music for people of all ages and experience levels.
The Chancel Choir is non-audition and is open to all who enjoy fellowship and singing God's praises at the 10 a.m. worship service. The Chancel Choir has a large library of high-quality, uplifting choral literature and has been a memorable and inspiring part of worship at OUMC for generations. The Chancel Choir also sings in gospel, traditional hymnal, folk, and contemporary styles.
From September to May the Chancel Choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
The Men's Chorus sings four-part harmony in a variety of styles for nine Sunday services a year. Comprised mostly of Methodists, men from other churches are also welcome to join this group for the experience of singing together. Rehearsals take place Thursday evening from 8:00 to 8:30. Contact Dorothy Samter, Director of Music, at 523-5115 or email@example.com for more information.
Bel Canto Handbell Choir
Bel Canto is open to all who enjoy bell ringing, fun and fellowship. The choir plays for Methodist church services and throughout the Oxford community from September to June. The choir possesses seven octaves of well-maintained Malmark handbells as well as a three octave set of Malmark handchimes which add beautiful depth to the choir's rich sound. Bel Canto also play special concerts and at The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers conventions. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m.
Ginx Peck Memorial Organ Concert
The annual Ginx Peck Memorial Organ Concert was established in 2005 in memory of former OUMC organist Ginx Peck. The first concert showcased the newly refurbished OUMC sanctuary organ and featured works by Saint-Saens, Elgar, and Bach played by David Petit, Cincinnati organist. The 2006 concert featured organist Ron Matson of Richmond, Indiana. The 2007 concert featured acclaimed Oxford organist Frank Jordan and was included in the Miami University Performing Arts Series for the first time. The 2008 concert featured Yun Kyong Kim, who immigrated from Korea in 1984 and has received undergraduate and graduate degrees in organ from the University of Washington and Indiana University. She placed third in the 2000 AGO National Competition and is currently the organist/choirmaster for Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio. The 2009 Gynx Peck Concert was performed by Gary Tyler, former organist and choir director at the Oxford United Methodist Church. The 2010 performer was Alexander Negrin.
OUMC hopes to share this beautiful experience with the Oxford community for years to come.
Youth and Children's choirs
The Oxford United Methodist Church has had wonderful youth and children's choirs in years past. The church would like to see these ministries thrive again and is looking for enthusiastic people who feel called to serve God in this way. If you are interested in leading a children's or youth choir or bell choir, please contact Dorothy Samter, Director of Music, at 523-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share your talent
If you are interested in other musical forms or styles (contemporary, gospel, praise band) or would like to play or sing in settings different from those mentioned above, the Oxford United Methodist Church welcomes your gifts and would love for you to share them in our services. Please contact Dorothy Samter, Director of Music, at 523-5115 or email@example.com.