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Music Ministries

We offer a wide variety of music at Central United Methodist Church. Donna Hill is our Chancel Choir Director, and Susan Renz is our Music Minister and Organist. Often the Chancel Choir is joined by talented musicians from the Charlotte area.

Watch and Listen

July 10th, 2022

"True Light"

Central UMC Choir feat. Paul Zeman, Soloist

May 8th, 2022

"I've Got Shoes"

Central UMC Young Chimers Handbell Choir

April 17th, 2022

"Lift High The Cross"

Central UMC Choir and Congregation

Adult Chancel Choir at Central United Methodist Church

Adult Chancel Choir

The members of the choirs at Central love one another, love God, and love making music with each other. We believe that music is a way of seeking God, a way of finding God and a way of sharing God’s love with others. We discover with one another how music can unite us, heal us, challenges us, and teaches us. Thanks be to God for music and Thanks be to God for Central where music is appreciated and nurtured.

The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned group that welcomes anyone who wants to come and make music with us. The choir is led by Donna Hill ( and accompanied by Susan Renz (

They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Choir Room downstairs. Practice begins in late August for the fall.

Wesley Ringers Handbell choir at a handbell music workshop performance.

Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir

The Wesley Ringers,  directed by Susan Renz (, are a three plus octave Handbell Choir that plays in worship several times throughout the year, along with attending a local annual handbell festival. The bells rehearse on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary, September through June. Basic music reading skills are helpful. New members are always welcome, ages high school and older.

The Young Chimers group at Central United Methodist Church.

Young Chimers Handbell Choir

Young Chimers, directed by Susan Renz ( and other volunteers is a Handbell Choir for children 2nd Grade and up. They meet consecutively throughout the school year to prepare fun songs to perform in worship on Sunday from time to time. Reach out to Susan if you would like your child to participate! All children 2nd Grade and up are welcome.

A skilled cellist performing during a church service, pouring their heart into the music with dedication and passion.

Other Music At Central

Central loves to invite musicians from the local community to come play during one or both of our morning worship services! We are so thankful for all of the musicians who dedicate their time to playing for us.

From cellists to brass players to opera singers and steel drums, Central enjoys bringing in a wide variety of music, both instrumentally and stylistically, into worship.

May 8th, 2022

"Ode To Joy"

Young Chimers Handbell Choir

May 1st, 2022

"Sunset Shanty from Sea Sketches"

Brass Quintet

October 3rd, 2021

"Deep River"

Mahari Freeman, Vocalist

Get In Touch With Central UMC

Central United Methodist Church
30 Union Street N.
Concord, NC 28025

(704) 786-4109

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