Music Ministry

Cathedral Choir

The flagship ensemble of the Music Ministry, the Cathedral Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who lead worship on Sunday mornings year-round and rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. August through June. With over 85 registered members, the choir is comprised of people of all musical abilities, from professional singers and instrumentalists to those who have done very little to no singing.

What opportunities for service does the Cathedral Choir offer?

First and foremost, our most important responsibility is leading worship on Sunday mornings and for special services such as the conference Ordination service, Holy Week services, and Christmas Eve services. We also offer several special services and concerts throughout the year with a large orchestra like our annual Lessons and Carols service and the annual Patriotic Concert in late June. We have sung some of the finest music ever written for the church including works by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Faure, Rutter and others. If you are interested in singing with the Cathedral Choir, please contact Dr. James Seay at

Adult Ensemble

The Adult Ensemble is a chamber choir with members selected from the Cathedral Choir who sing for special services throughout the year such as Choral Evensong Services, Good Friday Tenebrae, and the Ordination Service of the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. A highlight for the group was the invitation to sing the prelude preceding the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist at Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C. As a choral ensemble, they are frequently called on to sing for weddings, Christmas tree lightings and other community events.

Adult Handbell Choirs

There are two adult handbell choirs, the Cathedral Bell Choir is a group that meets at noon on Tuesdays to rehearse. The Allegro Choir rehearses at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday nights. Both groups play in worship services, as well as in schools and out in the community. Rehearsals begin in September and end in early May. If you are interested in joining either Bell Choir, please contact Dr. Joshua Coble at

The Youth Choir of FUMC Montgomery is made up of students grades six through twelve. Rehearsals are held in the choir room in Fellowship Building on Sunday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The choir often leads worship for the 8:45 a.m. Sunday morning service, and participates in the Hanging of the Greens Service, Lessons and Carols, the noonday communion service on Christmas Eve, and leads the Youth Sunday and Easter Sunrise services.

We offer four graded children’s choirs for children aged 3 through the 5th grade. Choirs rehearse on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. All of the children’s choirs participate in the Music & Worship Dedication Sunday, Hanging of the Greens, Children’s Day, and Palm Sunday services, as well as others!

Joy Choir
3 Year-Olds & 4 Year-Olds

Carol Choir
Kindergarten & First Grade

Agape Choir
Grades 2-3

Wesley Choir
Grades 4-5

Music Ministry Staff

Dr. James Seay

Director of Music

Dr. Joshua Coble

Organist/Assistant Director of Music

Kate Berry

Director of Children's & Youth Music, Facilities Calendar Manager

First United Methodist Church

2416 West Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Map