MUMC Concert Series

2019-2020 MUMC Concert Series


to announce the 2019-2020 MUMC Concert Series season. Inspired 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 series promises to be the best yet, anchored by Columbia’s own Civic Orchestra and Chorale and MUMC’s choirs. Our offerings will be diverse, different, and delightful, highlighted by some international talent joining us in the second half of the year. Closing the season in June will be Kirk Trevor and the Missouri Symphony with the first of the Masterworks Concerts. 

Plan to join us for every performance – and bring your family and friends!

An Evening with Ralph Vaughn Williams
Nov. 2, 2019

The Columbia Civic Orchestra and Columbia Chorale come together to present a program of music by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra opens the concert with two contrasting works, Vaughan Williams’ jovial English Folk Song Suite and gorgeous Fantasia on Themes of Thomas Tallis. Then the Chorale joins the Orchestra for a performance of Vaughan Williams’ cantata Dona Nobis Pacem, which combines secular texts of Walt Whitman along with religious passages while pleading “on earth peace, goodwill to men.”

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Holiday Brass Concert
Dec. 2, 2019

Ring in the holiday season with the sounds of brass! Join the Mizzou Brass, the University of Missouri Brass Choir, and brass studio ensembles for their annual celebration of the season. Hear seasonal favorites and some new flavors that will inspire and put everyone in the holiday spirit. A portion of the proceeds will provide funding for brass scholarships at the University of Missouri.

A Gospel Christmas Celebration
Dec. 14, 2019

The Missouri United Methodist Choirs present a Christmas concert of spiritual and gospel songs featuring the very best arrangements of your favorite Christmas classics as well as some stirring new works from the great composers of today. This concert will showcase the Missouri United Methodist Chancel Choir and Agape Singers in a manner new to our Concert Series. You will be moved toward the manger with every word as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ through music that touches the soul.


Tina Christiansen International Concert Organist from Denmark
Feb. 1, 2020

The international concert organist Tina Christiansen has performed all over the European Union and in Russia (Siberia and The Far East Coast), including venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and Riga Cathedral in Latvia. She finished the soloist class (advanced postgraduate diploma) from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (DK) in 2013 and she has received awards in several international competitions. 

Jamie Younkin Quartet
March 28, 2020

Performed by the Jamie Younkin Quartet, “Woman in Gold” is a soulful program of tuneful original songs and upcycled jazz standards in a variety of contemporary styles. Jamie Younkin is highly regarded for her sensuous vocals, nuanced trumpet performances and has been compared to Diana Krall and Chet Baker. She is the vice president and founding member of the United States foremost jazz competition, The American Jazz Pianist Competition.


An Ambush of Conductors: Beethoven’s Anniversary Concert
June 6, 2020

Maestro Kirk Trevor has been leading internationally acclaimed conducting workshops around the world for years. He will once again, in Columbia, be teaching some of the world’s most up and coming conductors in an intensive week-long session. The culmination of this will be a full concert with the workshop participants leading the Missouri Symphony in its celebration of the 250-year anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.