MUMC Concert Series

Season Tickets are $40 | Student Season Tickets are $20 | Tickets for individual events are $10 (students $5).

2018-2019 MUMC Concert Series

What a Thrill . . . .

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to announce the 2018 – 2019 MUMC Concert Series season.  Inspired again by Dr. Gene Ridenhour, patron and benefactor of the Missouri United Methodist Church music program, and Mr. Marty Hook, a man of vision and dedication to the MUMC music program.

This season will be a diverse journey through the music world with the hope of appealing to the various tastes of our community.  Beginning with a jazz guitarist combo, through our traditional Holiday Brass Concert and Christmas Concert, into a look both inside and outside of the Skinner Organ with pictures and music, then extending ourselves into the uplifting sounds of Dixieland, and finally the acclaimed Conductor’s Concert, this promises to be a delightful and enjoyable lineup.  

Plan on joining us for every performance – and bring your family and friends.

Jazz Combo
October 19, 2018
7:00 pm

 Mid-Missouri greats Ryan McLouth, guitar, John “Robo” Robertson, bass, drummer Richard Oberto, and vocalist Laura Wiebe will bring jazz to an all new level.  The quartet will perform an exciting program of jazz standards with and without vocals. 

 A coffee shop theme, this concert will be held in the MUMC multi-purpose room with tables, where patrons may bring from the coffee shop on the first floor, a drink and a snack to this laid-back evening of great music.

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Holiday Brass Concert
December 2, 2018
3:00 pm

Leading us into Advent, this annual concert has brought regional acclaim for its warmth and essence, featuring the brass faculty and students from the University of Missouri School of Music.  Here seasonal favorites and some new flavors that will inspire and put everyone in the Christmas spirit.  This concert supports the music scholarships at MU.

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Lessons and Carols – an Advent concert
December 15, 2018
7:00 pm

 Lessons and Carols was first formalized by Edward White Benson, later the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1880.  In 1918 it was adapted by King’s College, Cambridge, UK and has been performed there each year since on Christmas Eve.  Dr. Tim Coday, MUMC director of music ministries, will mirror this festival of nine lessons and carols into an Advent evening worth remembering.


Sights & Sounds – the Skinner Organ inside and out
February 9, 2019
7:00 pm

Organist David Cason will highlight this unique program that will, through pictures, music, and the spoken word, unveil the secrets of the great Aeolian-Skinner Organ.  With 4 manuals (keyboards), 44 stops, 51 ranks, and 3297 pipes it is one of the largest pipe organs in the Midwest.

Come with us as we take a tour through the inside of the organ chamber, the console, and the pedals in an extravaganza that will demonstrate the incredible capabilities of this exceptional instrument.


Dixieland Band
April 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Join us as we inaugurate a Dixieland Band as part of the MUMC Concert Series. Originating in New Orleans, this quintessential American art form found its way to St Louis, where it still vibrates as part of Missouri’s musical heritage. Welcome the legendary Jerry Hoover and his Firehouse Band in a musical event that you will never forget!


“An Ambush of Conductors” Concert
June 1, 2019
7:00 pm

Maestro Kirk Trevor has been leading internationally acclaimed conducting workshops around the world for years.  Again, this year he will be teaching in Columbia some of the world’s most up and coming young conductors.  The culmination of this week-long intense session will be a full concert with the conductor workshop participants leading the Missouri Symphony.  You will be amazed by the skill and talent of these young maestros.  The audience is invited to a reception with the conductors after the concert.