New singers – and ringers – are invited to the choirs of Princeton United Methodist Church. No matter what your faith, you are welcome to praise God with the very best in music. Children and youth may join choirs directed by Tom Shelton. Adult singers and handbell ringers are directed by Hyosang Park, music director. All choirs are free.
School age children start Wednesday, September 18, at 4:30 p.m. (K to first grade) and 5:30 p.m. (2nd to 5th grade), learning the basics of singing and music theory through the songs of Christian faith. Tom, a celebrated composer and director and an assistant professor at Westminster Choir College, teaches preschool children during their Sunday morning class. Children praise God in worship once a month and at special services, such as the Christmas pageant and spring musical. Tom@PrincetonUMC.org.
Open houses for parents and children will be Wednesday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m. (kindergarten and first grade) and the same day at 5:30 p.m. for second through fifth grade.
Teen singers (6th to 12th grade) continue their musical adventures with Tom as part of a Sunday evening youth program that includes supper and United Methodist Youth Fellowship led by Rev. Skitch Matson, discipleship pastor (skitch@PrincetonUMc.org) . The first rehearsal is Sunday, September 15, 5 to 6:15 p.m. (Tom@PrincetonUMC.org)
Hyosang Park is a celebrated handbell soloist and teacher. She welcomes newcomers to a handbell choir that “rings” in worship once a month and practices on Sundays, starting September 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. She also invites adult singers to rehearse with the Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings starting September 4, 7 to 8 p.m. Hyosang@PrincetonUMC.org
Join our talented musicians for inspiring music, everything from Bach cantatas and praise songs, to musicals staged by children and youth, to anthems rung by our handbell choir!