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The music ministry at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church is thriving, offering many opportunities for musicians to participate. Under the leadership of Darin Read, Music Director, NSUMC's music staff is exceptional, and brings grace and joy to each ensemble. Choirs and musical groups include:

Chancel Choir rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30 p.m. from late August through May under the direction of Darin Read. Open to all singers 18 and up, it provides a variety of traditional music at the 10:00 service on Sundays, and also presents Cantatas during Advent and Lent. The Chancel Choir also sings at the 7:00 & 11:00 p.m. services on Christmas Eve.

AngeliX is our youth choir ensemble under the direction of Kim Montana. Grades 5-12 participate in this group of singers and instrumentalists who perform a variety of music. AngeliX rehearses on Sundays from 11:00-11:45, and adds to the worship experience once a month, as well as at special services throughout the year.

Cherub Choir is for all children 4 years old through 4th grade, and gives the privilege of learning traditional church songs on a weekly basis during Sunday School. Kim Montana does a wonderful job of bringing this exciting ministry to the children in our church. The Cherub Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. service on the second Sunday of the month Sept-May.

The performance schedule of the Children's and Youth Choirs will occasionally change depending on the needs of the church. Please check the Music Bulletin Board in the North Wing for updated information

Handbell Choir rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. The beginning choir rehearses at 6:00 p.m. and the advance choir at 7:00. No audition is required for this ensemble, however one must be able to read music to participate (adults and grades 9 and older). The Bell Choir provides music during church service one Sunday per month September - May.

Special Music Soloists and Ensembles (vocal or instrumental) are encouraged to share their talents during worship. Please contact
Darin Read, Director of Music.


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