music
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.  
Psalm 100:1-2
From folk hymns and spirituals to cantatas and requiems, our music ministry's diverse offerings reflect solid theology, serious rehearsal and quality performance. Corresponding to the lectionary scripture, the selections progress with the liturgical seasons. So that anyone may honor God with music, we offer a wide variety of opportunities.

For more information on the Music Ministry of Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, contact Drew Bowers, Director of Music.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir leads Sunday worship at 11:00 a.m. Sunday warm-ups begin thirty minutes prior. Special musical presentations are offered during the Advent/Christmas season and during Holy Week. Open to all adults and high school students. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the choir room.

Daybreak Choir

The Daybreak Choir leads Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. This is open to all early birds who enjoy singing. As an off-shoot of the Chancel Choir, this ensemble sings many of the same anthems as at 11:00 a.m. service. While singers are encouraged to join the Chancel Choir for rehearsals Wednesday evenings, singers may also come only on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. to rehearse.

APC Women's Ensemble

The Women's Ensemble is open to all women, high school and adult. They sing about once a month as well as at the Christmas Program. Rehearsals are held Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the choir room.  Led by Mary Busman.

"One Voice" Youth Choir

Open to all youth, grades 6-12, One Voice sings in worship approximately once a month and also sings for special occasions such as the Christmas Concert, Youth Sunday and Confirmation Sunday. Rehearsals are held weekly on Sunday afternoons, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Light lunch is served.) Led by Mary Busman.

Children's Choirs

Children's choirs (1st-5th grade) meet Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. prior to Sunday school.  The children's choirs enhance our worship approximately once a month and for special occasions such as Christmas, Palm Sunday and Mother's Day. Rehearsals are held in Room 108 on the first floor of our education building. Led by Mary Busman.

Cherub & Seraph Choir (ages 3-Kindergarten): meets at 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. prior to Sunday school in the Solid Rock Theatre on the first floor of our education building.  Led by Kristin Hicks.

APC Handbell Choir

With three octaves of handbells and handchimes, APC Handbells meet in the Alpha Building on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. They perform in worship approximately once every month . A limited number of positions are available, but we are always in need of experienced substitute ringers! If you are interested, contact Drew Bowers.

APC Wind Ensemble

Open to adults with a certain level of mastery on a wind instrument (or other instrument), this ensemble plays at worship about 6-8 times a year. Rehearsals are normally on Sunday mornings after the 11:00 service as announced.

APC Youth Orchestra

Open to all middle school and high school instrumentalists who have had at least two years experience on an instrument. We play about 4-6 times during the school year. Watch the Youth Newsletters for the schedule.

Vocal Soloists and Instrumentalists

If you would like to offer a vocal or instrumental solo in our worship services, or use your musical talents to accompany our choirs, please contact Sam De Carlo.

New Jubilation Singers

The New Jubilation Singers is a choir of older adults who love to sing. Directed by Barbara Holbrook of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church , the group meets at AFUMC on Monday mornings from 11:00 a.m. - noon. We primarily sing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Alpharetta and surrounding communities but we also put on musical events throughout the year. This group is open to all who love fellowship and music.