MUSIC AT MULLINS
Music for Worship is alive and well at Mullins United Methodist Church. Check it out!
Chancel Choir practices on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room and sings weekly at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship service and for special events and celebrations from mid-August until early July. We are a friendly group, consisting entirely of volunteers of many ages and occupations. We prepare and present sacred and inspirational music drawn from the broad range of the Church’s musical heritage. We serve as part of the team which facilitates worship at Mullins UMC. Chancel Choir is a great choice for anyone who loves music and wishes to praise God through singing. No audition is required for membership. We are currently recruiting all voice parts! If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Mullins Director of Music Ministries, Tom Machen, 901-685-8253.
The Mullins Ringers Handbell Choir is a warm and welcoming group. Some of our members are relatively new to ringing handbells, while others have been ringing bells for many years. Our season runs from September through mid-May. We ring at least five times per season during Sunday Worship, participate in area handbell festivals, and perform at two or three events around the community each year.
We rehearse Mondays at 5:50 PM in the Sanctuary, except for the first Monday of each month. On those weeks, we meet on Tuesdays 6:45 PM. Our first rehearsal for the Fall 2017 begins a week early, on Monday, August 28. Mullins is blessed to own 4 octaves of handbells and three octaves of handchimes.
Dr. André Duvall, Mullins' organist, pianist, and leader of the handbell ensemble, is an advocate of the art of handbell ringing in Memphis and the Mid-South. He is treasurer and one of the founding board members of the West Tennessee Handbell Association. For more information please contact André at 901-685-8253.
MULLINS COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
"Ministry through Music"
We invite anyone who plays an orchestral instrument to join us! We are also taking instrument donations. We currently have a cornet, a trumpet, a flute, a violin, a trombone, and an alto sax in our collection of loaner instruments, but we are always looking for more since some people don't own their own horns but might still like to participate. For more information contact Kent Stratton at (901) 351-3208.
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES
This series of extraordinary musical performances debuted Summer 2014. It is a regular feature at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship service from early July to mid-August. Accomplished and varied in talents and musical backgrounds, performers bring eclectic diversity to the Mullins sanctuary. Don’t miss next summer’s lineup, and be sure to invite friends, families, and neighbors.
July 9 - Nick Black
July 16 - Bishop Duo: Anthony Lu, cello and André Duvall, piano
July 23 - Chris and Diane Machen, Christian Singers and Composer
July 30 - Nancy Chase, bagpipes
August 6 - Matt Carey, lyric baritone with André Duvall, piano
August 13 - Steve Becraft, clarinet with André Duvall, piano
- Adult Metro Choir Festival (mid-October)
- Advent and Christmas Music and Christmas Cantata with orchestra
- River City Ring (Midsouth Regional Handbell Festival -1st Weekend in March)
- Lent and Easter Worship Music
- Church Birthday and Independence Day Celebration (1st Sunday in July)
- Summer Music Series (2nd Sunday in July through mid-August)
Monday @ 5:50 pm - Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Wednesday @ 6:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room
Thursday @ 6:00 pm - Mullins Community Orchestra Rehearsal in the Choir Room