Anaheim United Methodist Church

Music Ministries

Chancel Choir
  • Practices on Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sings on Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m. (and other special services ~ Christmas Eve, Good Friday, etc.)
Choir is on August vacation.
Practice resumes on September 6, and we will be sing again starting Sunday, September 9.


I'd like to invite you all to consider joining the choir.  We are looking for wonderful people that have a desire to sing as a team.
  • You don't have to read music!
  • You don't have to sing a solo!
  • You don't have to come to choir practice for ever and ever!
I'm just looking for nice people who enjoy music and enjoy being a part of a great group of people.

John Elg
Director of Music


Anaheim United Methodist Church may be hiring staff singers for the Chancel Choir under the direction of conductor John Elg and organist Yoojung Chung-Ji.

We are looking for singers of all voice types with preference given to full-time College/University students pursuing degrees in music, music education, or church music.

Weekly commitments are Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 and Sunday mornings 9 AM service and 10:30 service, with brief warm-up rehearsals before each. There are possibilities of other rehearsals as well throughout the year with advanced notice.

Musical styles include standard sacred choral literature, choral music from Renaissance to present day, as well as lighter choral literature that reflects the wide tastes of the AUMC congregation.

The following are essential qualifications of a successful candidate
  • Excellent sight-reading
  • The ability to adapt to multiple musical styles and genres
  • The vocal ability to switch between being a soloist and to comfortably
  • blend within the texture of the ensemble
  • Excellent intrapersonal skills
  • Evidence of the ability to assist other volunteer singers in the choir
  • A proven ability of dependability and professionalism
  • A respect for the mission and philosophy of the congregation of the AUMC
Payment is $25.00 per rehearsal and service.

There are many opportunities to sing at other functions; IE funerals, weddings, special programs. The church also gives the choral interns the opportunity to apply for up to $1,000 dollars every year in scholarship money from the AUMC Foundation as funds allow.

AUMC also gives the interns use of the sanctuary for recitals and programs that assist in their education.

AUMC has long been a leader in the church music community in Orange County. With a beautiful pipe organ, a 9 foot concert grand, 7 foot grand, and a 6 foot grand readily available, not to mention excellent acoustics, the facilities are excellent for making music.

The AUMC church family is a loving, open, generous, and dedicated group of people who take their music program very seriously. In the past, the church has helped send its choral interns to many study abroad programs and are supportive of each student’s recital or performance opportunity. It Is a wonderfully warm and supportive congregation that values diversity and mutual respect.

Contact John Elg,
Director of Music

In addition to beautiful voices, we have a wonderful pipe organ, two grand pianos, a harpsichord, hand bells, hand chimes, and other instruments to bring wonderful music to our worship services. 

The Pipe organ was built in 1973 and dedicated on October 14 of that year.  To see the program of the dedication recital, which includes a complete list of the pipes and ranks of this magnificent organ, click here: Pipe Organ Dedication - 1973.