Music is a vital and much-loved tradition at Avondale UMC. Opportunities exist for musicians of all ages/abilities. Please consider becoming involved with this important ministry of our church!

The Chancel Choir sings for Sunday worship throughout the year and at seasonal services. Rehearsals are from 7:00-8:15pm on Wednesday nights, and we gather at 10:15am on Sunday mornings prior to worship. This group enjoys singing a wide variety of music- from traditional to contemporary to world music- and is always looking for new members. ALL are welcome! The ability to read music is helpful but not essential. Come fellowship and sing with us!
This group meets seasonally. The Children's Choir rehearses for six consecutive Sundays prior to Christmas and Easter before performing seasonal music in worship. Ages 4-12 are welcome to attend. The children learn about proper/healthy singing, music fundamentals, and sometimes just silly stuff!
In 1941, the pipe organ at Avondale United Methodist Church was installed as Aeolian-Skinner Co. Opus 802-A, having been originally built in 1930 by the Skinner Organ Co. as Opus 802. The 1941 installation contained 13 ranks of pipes, with 2 manual keyboards and pedalboard. Additional ranks were installed by Howard Best and a team of volunteers between 1977-87. During that period, the switching and capture action systems were converted to solid state, a booster blower installed, and the winding system revised based on a new location for the blowers (moved from the basement to an area directly behind the organ chamber). Today, the instrument contains 24 ranks of pipes. The entire organ is under expression and located in a single chamber above the choir at the front of the sanctuary. We are in the process of raising funds to proceed with the organ restoration project phase two. Funding comes from the designated organ fund, separate from the church general fund. Please e-mail Richard Byrd at if you interested in helping us reach our goal by making a donation.
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