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Joy of Music Concert Series

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You are invited to 12 outstanding celebrations of joyous music at Manchester United Methodist Church. Each concert is distinctly individual but together they form a rich tapestry of musical experiences. You'll hear traditional, contemporary, classical, gospel, and more!

Purchase tickets today for ticketed concerts, or for more information call 636-394-7506.


2016/2017 Schedule


October 2, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Gateway UMC Choral Festival

Dr. Rollo Dilworth, guest conductor

200 singers from the St. Louis area join for this dynamic night of music!


October 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.


John Cargile, organist

A “fiendish” night of organ music for the whole family to enjoy.  Costumes expected.


November 4, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Fall Follies – Showstoppers!

Annual Chancel Choir fund-raising variety shoe.

Tickets $15


November 13, 2016 7:00 p.m.


Britain’s sensational a cappella vocal ensemble returns!

Tickets $20, $30


December 2 & 3, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Coventry Dinner and Concert

An intimate evening with a catered dinner and outstanding handbell and choral holiday music.

Tickets $30


December 18, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Sing Christmas! Ring Christmas!

Annual Christmas concert featuring handbells, choir and orchestra


January 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir

Dr. William Wyman, director

One of the Midwest’s finest university choirs joins us on their tour


January 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Silent Movie Night

Come see a classic movie with the pipe organ providing the musical score.

Jelani Eddington, organist


February 12, 2017 7:00 p.m.

The Gospel According to Pops!

A Black History Month concert of spirituals and gospel highlights!

Adaron “Pops” Jackson, pianist


February 26, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Vocal Edge

St. Louis’ premier men’s vocal ensemble!


March 19, 2017 7:00 p.m.

The Gateway Men’s Chorus

Ambassadors of the LGBTQ community, these gents are a St. Louis treasure

Robert Stumpf, conductor


April 1, 2017 time TBA

April 2, 2017 9:30am and 11:00 a.m.

 “We Like Sheep”

Music Makers children’s musical with a mission.

Lori Borger, director


April 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

 “The Last Seven Words of Christ”

Adams Legacy Masterworks Concert

Kevin McBeth, conductor


April 30, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Spring Ring

Manchester Bell Choir and Vesper Bell Choir present this concert open to all

Sherry Boland, director


May 21, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Pipe Organ Duo

Husband and wife duo

Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe, organists


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