Clemson UMC is blessed with a wide variety of musical talent. The Chancel Choir leads our congregation in traditional worship each Sunday. The Celebration Ringers Handbells, Early Service Singers and Festival Chorale share their gifts at services throughout the year. Contact Jamie Bryson, the Director of Music Ministries, anytime at [email protected].
The Chancel Choir performs each Sunday throughout the year at the 11 am worship service with a repertoire covering traditional spirituals, modern anthems, hymn arrangements, and classical choral works. The talented and devoted men and women who make up the choir are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds and represent a variety of professions and academic specialties. The Chancel Choir is always seeking to expand and welcome new members. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights from 7-8 pm.
The Festival Chorale provides additional singing opportunities twice a year. This choir works primarily on Christmas music for our Lessons and Carols service in December and meets again in the spring to focus on music for Easter Sunday. The Festival Chorale provides a chance for individuals who may not feel able to make a regular yearly commitment to add to the ranks of our Chancel choir . We rehearse seasonally on Wednesday nights from 7-7:45 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to give the choir a tryout and help us as we share our ministry of music with Clemson UMC.
The Early Service Singers seek to perform one Sunday a month during the academic year at the 8:30 am service, utilizing unison or two-part repertoire covering traditional spirituals, modern anthems, and hymn arrangements. The talented and devoted women and men who make up the choir are volunteers who come from a variety of backgrounds and represent a variety of professions and academic specialties. The Early Service Singers are always seeking to expand and welcome new members. Rehearsals are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 6-6:30 pm.
Our Celebration Ringers Handbell Ministry is fortunate to have a 5 octave set of Malmark Handbells and a 3 octave set of choir chimes. The Celebration Ringers perform in various events in the community as well as add beautiful music to our worship services! Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6-7:15 pm in the Worship Center at Clemson UMC. We start a new series every August, but you are invited to join any time–no audition necessary! For more information, please contact Anne Snider at [email protected] or (864) 723-2878.