Music at FUMC Boulder is an important and valued part of worship, fellowship and of the Boulder community. The church ensembles include singers, instrumentalists and bell-ringers. The adult Chancel Choir leads enthusiastic hymn singing in Sunday worship. The well-established Bell Choir plays a 5-octave set of Schulmerich hand bells. Other musical opportunities include music for children and youth, Summer music and Chant choir.
Our Director of Music, Evanne Browne, brings lots of energy into the FUMC programs. In addition to the choirs, we invite volunteers and some local professional musicians to provide instrumental music for Sunday Worship services and other activities.
Our church building houses an historic Roosevelt pipe organ, built in 1888 by first cousins of Franklin Roosevelt. With 39 ranks, 34 stops and 2,114 pipes, it is highly prized by both our congregation and the Boulder area.
FUMC Boulder serves the community by providing space for musical events, meetings, lessons, book signings and many other community activities. The sanctuary is one of the largest and most sought-after performance spaces in Boulder and a place for the community to gather. Contact the FUMC Facilities Use Coordinator for more information.
Our music ministry welcomes any and all to participate in the program. Our ensembles exist through healthy volunteerism, and there is a desire for this program to grow. No matter what your knowledge or past experience is, your participation will make a difference. All are invited to Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord!
In addition to our own music ministries, we host a number of regional and international performers so please see visit our events page. For more information, contact Evanne Browne, Director of Music, 303-442-3770, ext. 139
The adult Chancel Choir leads singing and provides music for the worship service each week in addition to special seasonal presentations. No audition is required and new members of any experience level, including high school students, are welcomed.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:45 PM, and Sunday mornings before worship at 9:59 AM in the Choir Room, 2nd floor.
Hand Bell Choir
This 5 octave bell choir rehearses weekly and provides radiant music for worship services and special seasonal presentations. Bell ringers need a good comfort level reading music, but previous bell-ringing experience is not required.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 PM in the balcony of the Sanctuary
Our children, ages 4 through 5th grade, regularly sing as part of their Sunday School curriculum, and monthly meet for an extended time on Sunday mornings under the direction of Stella Pradeau. This group of children periodically sings during the Sunday morning worship services and annually for the Children’s Christmas Pageant. All children are welcome, whether or not they attend FUMC Boulder. Please come and bring a friend.
Children who play instruments or would like to sing solos during worship services are very welcome to share their talents. Our children have played instruments from piano, organ and strings to marimbas, drums and xylophones, either alone or with others. Contact the Director of Music about this well-appreciated and loved musical offering.
Instrumentalists of a wide range of ages and capabilities are welcome to perform solos or play in ensemble during the worship service and for other events at the church. Both amateur and professional instrumentalists accompany the Chancel and Children’s Choirs in anthems or special presentations. Pianists are always welcome to sign up to play hymns for Sunday School or other informal gatherings.
For more information about our Music Ministry, please call Evanne Browne at the church, 303-442-3770, ex. 139.