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Here the Manchester United Methodist Church Chancel Choir performs with members of church choirs from the Gateway District of the United Methodist Church during a workshop conducted by noted composer Joseph Martin.

Chancel Choir of Manchester United Methodist Church
Manchester, Missouri

The MUMC Chancel Choir is a 130-voice ensemble that is an active music ministry at Manchester United Methodist Church in suburban St. Louis, Mo. The music program involves more than 600 persons of all ages who sing, ring or play an instrument to the glory of God. The program consists of 19 choral and handbell groups including six youth choral groups, two adult choirs, five handbell groups, small ensembles that include adult and youth praise teams, a select choir, a gospel quartet, a women's ensemble, a brass choir, and a small string ensemble.

In addition to Sunday morning worship, the Chancel Choir presents a schedule of concerts each year and regularly tours to cities in the midwest. It has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center and in cathedrals in Great Britain and Italy.

    Kevin McBeth, director of music ministries, is director of the Chancel Choir. He has served as a choral and orchestral conductor, lecturer, clinician, vocal soloist and has conducted honor and festival choirs in six states. He was assistant conductor of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, the Houston Civic Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. He also is director of the St. Louis Symphony In Unison Chorus. A native of Houston, he is a graduate of Houston Baptist University.