This “come y’all” choir meets at 6:30 every Wednesday to laugh, find community, and sing a variety of repertoire — often with professional guest instrumentalists. Beyond singing for the congregation twice a month, the Blakemore Chancel Choir participates in interfaith concerts and hosts an annual “Blakemore on Broadway” and a “Christmas Cabaret” fundraiser concert.
Grace Note Handbells
The Grace Note Handbells is an ad-hoc ensemble that forms two to three times a year at 7:30pm Wednesday nights to prepare for a Sunday performance. While absolutely no experience is necessary, having a basic knowledge of how to read musical rhythms can be greatly beneficial!
For the young, or young at heart. No experience or musical expertise required, just a love of fun and ability to match the color of your bell to the color of the cue card. Who are we kidding? You don’t even have to be able to do that. You just come on forward and grab your favorite colored bell and shake away.
The music internship at Blakemore United Methodist Church is a chance for an undergraduate music/music education major to gain valuable experience working as a music leader in a traditional church music setting. Upon being hired, the music intern will work with the music director to establish goals and a plan that will help meet his or her needs. Possibilities include: assisting the music director/accompanist in leading rehearsals, conducting, singing in and/or accompanying the choir, selecting repertoire, playing/singing offertories, assisting in leading children’s choir, arranging hymns, and more. The ideal candidate is proficient as both a vocalist and pianist and has had at least some conducting experience. No prior experience in church music is required. Candidates should also be familiar with and comfortable with Blakemore’s values and statement of inclusion, both of which are located at BlakemoreUMC.org.