The Music Program at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, under the direction of our Director of Music Ministries, Associate Director of Music, and Assistant Director of Special Music, offers many opportunities for members and friends to share their musical talents with both the congregation and the community. All of the church’s Performing Arts Series events, including the Choral Christmas Concerts, are open to the public at no charge as free will offerings will be received. Everyone is asked to please bring at least one non-perishable food item per person for the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church Food Bank. As you may know, the need this time of year is very great!
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All concerts, except those sponsored by the Gold Canyon Arts Council, are free and open to the public. Concert-goers are asked to bring a can of food for the GCUMC Food Bank, and free will offerings are received to help defray expenses and fund specific goals of our Music Ministry. Tickets for Gold Canyon Arts Council events are generally available several weeks before the scheduled event.
- GCUMC Performing Arts Series Concert Series
The people at Gold Canyon UMC are blessed by many opportunities to worship and praise God, and to reach out into the community through music. Throughout the year, the church hosts a variety of musical concerts, including the Christmas and other concerts featuring the Chancel Choir, Chancel Carillon Ringers, and other musical groups, such as the Uncommon Grace Praise Team.
- Gold Canyon Arts Council “Canyon Sounds” Concert Series
During its concert season that runs from November through March, the Gold Canyon Arts Council’s Canyon Sounds series is offered at Gold Canyon UMC, featuring musicians and artists from all over the world. These concerts have an admission charge. For more information or tickets to any of the Gold Canyon Arts Council events, call (480)983-2171, visit www.GoldCanyonArts.org, or send an email to GoldCanyonArtsCouncil@gmail.com.
Canyon Carillon (Handbells)
Our most experienced handbell choir, this group of skilled ringers provides special music on Sunday mornings during the traditional worship services and often performs for special concerts as well. Individuals who have played in handbell choirs in the past are invited to contact our Director of Music for more information and rehearsal times.
Under the direction of our Director of Music Ministries, the church’s Chancel Choir provides musical leadership and songs of praise for the two traditional worship services on Sunday morning. The choir meets for rehearsals on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Music Room. In addition to the Sunday morning services, the Chancel Choir presents occasional concerts during the year. Members of the Chancel Choir also offer special music during worship. Older youth and Adults who can read at least a little music and can sing are invited to join at any time during the year!
Country Western Bands
Our two Country-Western musical groups, One in the Spirit and Wranglers for the Lord offer leadership during our Country Worship Services on Sundays at 5:00pm in the Koinonia Room. If you can carry a tune in a bucket, or play the guitar or fiddle, we invite you to come on down and join us, y’hear? Contact Associate Director of Music, David Ballard for details.
This instrumental group is open to experienced instrumentalists from the 6th grade on up to senior adults. Individuals with experience playing any instrument, whether strings, brass, woodwinds, or percussion, are invited to join. Rehearsals are on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Music Room.
Uncommon Grace (Praise Team)
This Contemporary Christian Praise Band under the direction of our Associate Director of Music, provides musical leadership for the Praise Service on Sunday mornings at 11am in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 9:00am.