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.

Upcoming Concerts

The month of April is full of special music events at MDUMC! All of these concerts are free, and will take place in the main campus Sanctuary.

The Best of the Best! | Sunday, April 7 | 3PM 

Energy City New Horizons Music is still celebrating their 10thanniversary, and this spring concert features their favorite tunes from the past 10 years. Led by director Terry Tullos, you will hear Pirates of the Caribbean, ABBA, The Jersey Boys, Bohemian Rhapsody, the King and I, and more.

MDUMC Children's Choirs Got Talent | Sunday, April 14 | 3:30PM

The Children’s Choirs spring show is always a fun afternoon led by Faith Hebard, with skits and musical performances by the Sonshine Singers, STARS Choir, and STARS Handbells.

The Seven Last Words of Christ |Good Friday, April 19 | 7PM 

Our Chancel Choir, soloists, organist Stephen Distad, and 16-member orchestra will lead us in choral worship on Good Friday with the dramatic and inspiring “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore Dubois, directed by Ann Ables.

Playing a Joyful Song | Sunday, April 28 | 7PM

The annual concert of our instrumental groups will feature a variety of musical styles from classical to hymns to pop songs. Terry Tullos and Ann Ables lead our King’s Brass, Celebration Ringers, Saxophone Ensemble, and MDUMC Orchestra in this fabulous evening of music.


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.