Music & Arts

Music & Arts

The mission of the Music and Arts Ministry at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church is to glorify God by enriching our community of faith through an inclusive, comprehensive, and dynamic visual and performing arts program.

The Music department staff includes:

Adult Music

The Chancel Choir at the Downtown Campus is an SATB ensemble open to singers in the church from senior high youth through adults under the direction of Rosemary Hughes and accompanied by Vance Jenkins. The Chancel Choir sings weekly at the 8:45 and 11:00 AM traditional worship services held in the Sanctuary. In addition to providing vocal leadership on hymns and presenting anthems, this choir performs at least two major works during the year with orchestral accompaniment. New singers are always welcome, and rehearsals for the Chancel Choir are held at 6:45 PM on Wednesdays (August through mid-June) in the Choir Room.

The Chancel Choir at the Trinity Campus is under the direction of Joyce Ford and accompanied by Bob Powell. This SATB ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (September through May) in the Choir Room and sings for the weekly 11:00 AM worship services. We welcome new singers at the Trinity Campus as we seek to lead all of God’s people in worship. 

Music for Children

Buncombe Street UMC offers age-appropriate musical instruction for our preschool and elementary-aged children. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings and Sunday evenings, September through April. Click to email Rosemary Hughes for additional information or to register your child.

3 and 4 year-olds
Music and Games- 6:15-7:00 PM Wednesdays

K5 through Second Grade
Celebration Choir – 5:15-5:45 PM Sundays

Third through Fifth Grades
Joyful Noise Choir – 6:00-6:30 PM Wednesdays


Buncombe Street UMC is a member of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers and rings with five octaves of White Chapel bells.

The Carillon Choir (Downtown Campus) is an adult handbell choir that rings monthly for worship and participates in community events regularly. This handbell choir rehearses September-April on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Choir Room and is directed by Dianne Eikenbusch.

The handbell choir (Trinity Campus) is an adult handbell choir that rings on special occasions for worship and rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Choir Room. Members of this choir ring in collaboration with ringers from Redeemer Episcopal, and the choir is directed by Joyce Ford.