Music and Arts Ministry

Our Music & Fine Arts Ministry involves people of all ages who want to discover and develop their creative gifts and use those gifts to praise and worship God. Whether you’re interested in singing, playing an instrument, ringing handbells, creating art, dancing or acting, we have a place for you to spend time with the community of faith.

 


Orchestra and Brass

The King's Brass– alternate Tuesdays, 6-7PM, ArtsNow!

Youth and adults who play brass instruments are invited to participate in this ensemble, which plays periodically for traditional worship, as well as special events.

Terry F. Tullos, Director

MDUMC Orchestra– alternate Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, ArtsNow!

High school and adult musicians who offer orchestra music for our traditional services 6-8 times a year.

Terry F. Tullos, Director

Energy City New Horizons Music

Go to www.ecnhm.org for more information.


Fine Arts Opportunities

Theater Arts

Providing performance opportunities and theatrical productions, which incorporate all ages and skill levels, and provide and/or reinforce spiritual growth for both spectators and participants by supporting liturgical education, outreach, and social aspects of the church. For information contact Terry Tullos at 713/468-8356 or TerryTullos@mdumc.org.

Liturgical Dance

Youth and adults are involved in this beautiful statement of faith, and participate in worship, special services and musical concerts. The groups rehearse as needed. For information, contact Ann Ables at 713/468-8356 or AnnAbles@mdumc.org.

Purchase a Piano Part

For the past year, you have enjoyed hearing our beautiful new Steinway piano in the Main Campus Sanctuary. The piano was bought after an estate gift was designated for its purchase, but, unfortunately, due to Hurricane Harvey and other circumstances, the gift has not been available. You now have the opportunity to help cover the cost of this magnificent instrument by sponsoring one or more of its parts. From one string to the sounding board, all are invited to participate. For more information, contact AnnAbles@mdumc.org

 PURCHASE ONLINE


 

Upcoming Concerts

Our Favorite Anthems
Sunday, April 22 | 7 PM | Main Campus Sanctuary

The Chancel Choir voted and you will hear some of their favorite anthems, taken from a ballot of 199 anthems they have sung over the past four years. Along with sixteen great anthems, you will hear a few favorite duets for organ and piano, played by Ann Ables and Stephen Distad.

Playing a Joyful Song
Sunday, May 6 | 7 PM | Main Campus Sanctuary

The MDUMC instrumental groups are featured this evening: Celebration Ringers, King’s Brass, Saxophone Ensemble, and MDUMC Orchestra. From pop tunes to classical favorites to hymn arrangements, they can play it all and you will not want to miss a note!

 


Handbells

Celebration Ringers– Wednesdays, 6–7:15 PM, Bell Room

An advanced handbell choir for those with ringing experience that participates in worship and special concerts.

Ann S. Ables, Director

Covenant Carillon– Sundays, 4–5 PM, Bell Room

Handbell ringers in grades 6–12 learn more advanced techniques and repertoire, participating in worship and special concerts and services, such as Maundy Thursday.

Ann S. Ables, Director

S*T*A*R*S* Handbells– Sundays, 6–6:30 PM, Bell Room

Children in the S*T*A*R*S* choir also have the opportunity to begin learning to play handbells.

Ann S. Ables, Director


Our Pipe Organ

Our pipe organ was installed in 1977 by Visser-Rowland Associates (now Visser Organs), with Dr. Robert Lynn of the University of Houston as the consultant. A new console, an antiphonal division, and other additions were made in 2007 leading up to the Jubilee 50th anniversary of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church the following year.

There are three manuals with a floating antiphonal, and a 128-level combination action. For a complete stop list, click here.