Bering United Methodist Church

Music Ministry

Chancel Choir

The Bering Chancel Choir prides itself on being an integral and important part of the second worship service at Bering. Through its weekly musical offerings, the liturgy and worship experience is greatly enhanced. Anyone who wishes to be a part of this great ministry is welcome! Experience with choral music is helpful, but not necessary; all you really need is the desire to sing and willingness to commit to once-a-week rehearsals and services. We’ll take care of the rest!


Contact Rob Seible, Music Director

Bell Choir

Participation in the Bell Choir is another great way to use your musical talents! The handbell choir rehearses once a week and plays in the second service generally once a month. The handbell choir plays pieces alone, as well as in conjunction with the chance choir. It annually performs at “Lights in the Heights” (the second Saturday in December). Again, experienced ringers are always welcomed, but it is not necessary to have played before. Let us teach you how!

About Bering’s Pipe Organ

The core of the organ at Bering Methodist is from the original 1927 instrument built by the firm of Henry Pilcher’s Sons of Louisville, Kentucky as their opus 1325 at a cost of $6,500.00. Throughout the years Brian Jennings, Paul Jernigan, and most recently The Saint Dunstan-Art Organ Works, all of Houston, have made a number of renovations and additions.

The chamber for the Swell Division sustained significant water damage in April of 2006, and a major overhaul is currently underway. Several sets of original historic pipes were damaged beyond practical repair, but are to be replaced with similar vintage pipes. The windchests that hold the pipes were totally ruined and are to be replaced with reconditioned vintage units.

A vintage console shell was donated to the church by The Saint Dunstan-Art Organ Works and is to be refinished and fitted with new components such as keyboards and stop controls. A third keyboard will be added to control a new Choir Division sharing resources with the Great Division. The organ control system will receive a major upgrade utilizing USB technology that includes full MIDI and record/playback capabilities.

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