Music Events

Reveille UMC

2019 Music Ministry Events

This year’s Mission Benefit Concert will feature the Mass in G by Franz Schubert, Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a hidden gem from the Baroque era for double choir entitled Domine ad adiuvandum me festina by Antonio Vivaldi.  In addition to our Chancel Choir, Reveille Ringers, and guest instrumentalists from the Richmond Symphony, there will be a handful of featured performers for the three choral pieces. Tom Bailey will play organ (Schubert) and harpsichord (Vivaldi), and Matt Nagi will play piano (Vaughan Williams). Margaret Taylor Woods, a rising star in the Richmond music scene, will be our guest soprano soloist for both the Schubert and Vivaldi. Craig Smith will be our baritone soloist on the Vaughan Williams. Robert Phanord II and Reggie Potts IV will be the bass and tenor soloists, respectively, on the Schubert. This remarkable group of performers will make for quite a musical experience.  The beneficiary for this year’s concert is Friends of the Homeless. 

June 5 | The Bells of Christ Church 
Come and hear and experience the rich history and beauty of handbells. One of America’s premier youth handbell choirs, The Bells of Christ Church, hails from historic Christ Church Anglican (1733) in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The choir will be performing their summer tour concert at Reveille UMC at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5. Ringing on 15 octaves of handbells and chimes, the group has performed in Washington D.C., Colonial Williamsburg, by invitation at the international music festival Spoleto in Charleston and throughout the eastern and southern United States.   The auditioned 12-member bell choir, now in its 20th year, is made up of college and high school students. Their concert includes some of the finest bell repertoire in the genre and includes a history of bells and handbells. This concert is open to everyone.

July 11-13 | Performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
This award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year and Reveille’s youth are bringing it to you in July! Our talented youth are hard at work rehearsing each week to put together this wonderful show. Make plans now to join us for performances, July 11 or 12 (7:00 pm), or July 13 (2:00 pm), in Reveille’s sanctuary. Performances are free and open to the public. Please invite your friends and family to attend! 

Join a Choir
Share your gift of music by being a member of the choir at Reveille! Join us for one of these choir rehearsals (September-April): 

Sunday Evening Rehearsal Schedule
Youth Instrumental Ensemble, 4:00 pm
Youth Handbells, 4:20 pm
Grades 6-12 | These groups offer music during select services and concerts. For details, contact Tamara Nicely,
High School Youth Choir, 4:45 pm
Grades 9-12 | This choir offers music during select services and concerts. High school youth group for grades 9-12 will meet at 6:05 pm.

Children’s Choirs and Handbells, 5:00 pm
Age 4 through 5th Grade | Both children’s choirs and handbells offer music during select services and concerts.

Middle School Choir, 6:05 pm
Grades 6-8 | This choir offers music during select services and concerts. Middle school youth group for grades 6-8 will meet at 4:45 pm.

Reveille Ringers, 7:00 pm
Reveille Ringers, for adults by audition, offers handbell music during select services and concerts.
For more information, contact Daniel Banke,

For more information about music at Reveille, contact Daniel Banke.
For more information about 
Music Ministries or to join a choir, please contact:
Daniel Banke
Director of Music Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 123