Music Ministry ​​​​​​​


Chancel Choir 


Ms. Pam McNeil


     Director of Music Ministries



         Tryon United  Methodist Church  Chancel Choir


The first page of the United Methodist Hymnal lists John Wesley’s “Rules for Singing”. No. 1 is “Learn these tunes before you learn any others. Afterward you may learn as many as you please.” Singing has always been a strong tradition within the Methodist Church, and Tryon has long followed that tradition. Early church photos show a strong choir presence which has continued through the years. Children’s and Nursery choirs have also been a part of that tradition. The choir has been active not only in serving in the worship service but in community events as well. Those who have served the church as Music Director include Helen Cobb, Beth Page Culbreth, Peter Kutt, Mary Davis, and Joy Gardiner, with Nancy Dunn, Nancy Ezzard, Pat Cowan and Jane Stikeleather serving as valuable step-ins when needed.  The current Music Director is Pam McNeil.  “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” – Psalm 100


Sunday mornings are one of those times that sleeping in or lazing about with that second cup of coffee sounds pretty good- you know what I'm talking about, don't you ? But the little voice that says, "time to get in the shower or you'll be late for church" keeps whispering, so we forego the coffee or the extra snooze and get ourselves moving toward the door.


And it never fails - I walk into my Father's house and their is my family, always with a smile and ready to greet me. We share stories of the week, the good or bad news of our families, a good joke, what's coming up for us in the week to come.  We share with smiles, laughter,  caring and love for one another. In the choir room we get the (unleaded ) coffee going, gather robes, books, music, stories and the right notes ( hopefully!) , and settle into a wonderful time of fellowship with each other. And it's always perfect. By now the extra snooze and the coffee on the porch are forgotten. This is the place to be, here with family, and I am glad to be here.



Chancel Choir

The choir door is always open, and for anyone who wants to join us all is welcome !

There is always a chair, music and a family available for you. Come on in ! 

We will be practicing on Sunday morning for a pickup Choir at 10:30AM in the choir room

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To listen to the Chancel Choir- click on the audio player


     December 2019

What Child Is This

Music by Mary McDonald

Song by Chancel Choir

August 29,2021
Give Thanks

by Henry Smith/arr. Larson

Song  by Tene Greene Porter 

Chancel Choir Member

October 10 , 2021

From The Autumn Sky

Words and Music by Ruth Elanie Schram

Song by Chancel Choir

     October 31, 2021


by Mark Hayes

Song by Chancel Choir

     November 7 , 2021

Surely The Presence

Words and Music by Lanny Wolfe

Song by Chancel Choir

     November  14 , 2021

Steal Away

Song by Chancel Choir


     Febuary 13, 2022

The Lone Wild Bird

Soloist by Tene Green Porter

 And Also Song by Chancel Choir

Febuary 20, 2021

The Gift of Love

Arr. by Hal H Hopson

   Song by Chancel Choir

    March 6, 2022

No Tears in Heaven

Arr. by Smoke on the Mountain

Song by Sanders Family Singers.

    March 6, 2022

Whispering Hope

Arr. by Smoke on the Mountain

Song by Sanders Family Singers.

    March 6, 2022

I’ll Fly Away

Arr. by Smoke on the Mountain

Song by Sanders Family Singers.

    March 13 ,  2022

Come Ye Sinnners

Word by Josph Hart and Arr by Ronald Tuner

Song by Chancel  Choir

    March 20,  2022

Irish Blessing

Song by Chancel Choir

    March 27 ,  2022

Give Me A Song

Song by Chancel Choir

    April 3 ,  2022

Risen Indeed

Composer: Diane Hannibal

Arr: Joel Raney

Song by Chancel Choir

    April 3 ,  2022

Hallelujah/ Joy

Song by Chancel Choir & Congregation

    May 1 , 2022

Bread of the world

Arr: ReginaldbHerber

Song by Chancel Choir



Handbell Choir









Directed  by Wanangwa Hartwell


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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir door is always open, and anyone who wants to join us all is welcome !

 We will be practicing  Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Handbell chior room


To Listen to the handbell choir - please click an audio player


              Jubilate Bells

Come Ye Thankful People

                Ode to Joy

Joyous Procession

March 20 , 2022

Fairest Lord Jesus

March 20 , 2022

With Thanks and Praise