October 18-20, 2013
annual Choir Music Weekend is designed for small and medium sized adult choirs.
Participants will spend the weekend learning new worship anthems, attending
specialized workshops, and sharing in worship together. This year’s event
includes tickets to The Lake Junaluska Singer’s Concert on Saturday, October
Choir Music Brochure (PDF)
During the first several years of
Choir Music Weekend, around 30 people participated, led by a staff of no more
than 4 persons. In 2010, led by 10 gifted and creative United Methodist
musicians, over 400 persons gathered for CMW.
Coming from across the
Southeast Jurisdiction, choir members and directors gather to sing together,
worship together, attend workshops and rehearsals, share food and fellowship,
and enjoy the incredible beauty of the fall foliage at Lake Junaluska and the
At the final worship service on Sunday morning, the
eight anthems learned during the mass rehearsals are sung together illustrating
the theme of the weekend. These anthems then travel home with the choirs,
providing eight ready-to-sing alternatives to their grateful directors. At the
modest registration price, directors are encouraged to bring their entire
CMW is co-sponsored by Lake Junaluska Ministry and
Abingdon Press - Abingdon is a division of The United Methodist Publishing House
based in Nashville, Tennessee. The CMW leadership team is headed by Gary Alan
Smith retired Senior Music Editor at Abingdon Press.