Music Ministry

Ricki Moyer-Director of Music

The role of music in worship has been well defined over the years, and Park Hill UMC has had a rich and varied tradition. Opportunities are provided for adults, youth and children to participate in a variety of musical offerings.We would love for you to be involved in any aspect of our music ministry. Come share your God-given talent, praise the Lord with glorious music, and join with us in taking our legacy into the future.

Serving a mighty God,

Ricki Moyer, Director of Music

Music Ministry News

Welcome to our new Music Ministry Staff!

Dr. David Farwig, Chancel Choir Director

David is delighted to be a part of the Park Hill United Methodist Church community. Although he maintains an active career as a professional concert vocalist, he continues to immerse himself in choral conducting and education, at the professional and amateur level. David has served as conductor, clinician and consultant of various types of choirs including high school, college, community and church choirs, as well as guest appearances with professional ensembles, including the US Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington DC, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir here in Denver. David was the graduate Assistant Conductor of Conservatory Choirs at the University of Missouri’s Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, where he also completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. In addition, he served on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate choral conducting classes. David currently lives in southeast Denver with his husband, Greg, and their two Labs, Roscoe and Rufus. Welcome, David.

Dr. David Farwig, Chancel Choir Director

David is delighted to be a part of the Park Hill United Methodist Church community. Although he maintains an active career as a professional concert vocalist, he continues to immerse himself in choral conducting and education, at the professional and amateur level. David has served as conductor, clinician and consultant of various types of choirs including high school, college, community and church choirs, as well as guest appearances with professional ensembles, including the US Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington DC, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir here in Denver. David was the graduate Assistant Conductor of Conservatory Choirs at the University of Missouri’s Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City, where he also completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. In addition, he served on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate choral conducting classes. David currently lives in southeast Denver with his husband, Greg, and their two Labs, Roscoe and Rufus. Welcome, David.

Adult Music Programs

Chancel Choir:

The Chancel Choir is the musical backbone of the 11:00 AM worship service, striving for excellence in providing a variety of spirit-filled choral music, ranging from classical to gospel and contemporary. The choir is led by Director, Dr. David Farwig. David can be contacted at davidfarwig@me.com.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Room 205. The Chancel Choir participates in the 11:00 worship service every Sunday morning from September through May, as well as special services throughout the year. New members are always welcome to join this vital ministry and fellowship of singers.

Gospel Choir:

The Gospel Choir brings life to our 8:45AM worship through the richness and soul both traditional and contemporary black gospel music. The choir is led by Director, Janeka Taylor (janekataylor@gmail.com) and Accompanist Joyce Robertson.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in the Sanctuary @ 7:00pm. The Gospel Choir participates in the 8:45 worship service the first through fourth Sundays of every month during the program year (September through May). New members are always welcome.

The Voices of Park Hill

The Voices of Park Hill gives all singers within and outside of the congregation the unique opportunity to participate in a high-quality musical presentation on a short-term basis. This ensemble of singers participates in special musical and worship experiences such as Good Friday, The Festival of Lights, Christmas Eve and many other special service and concert occasions. Since 2009, the Voices of Park Hill has represented PHUMC in community outreach events by singing the National Anthem at the Nuggets and Rockies games. Director, Ricki Moyer (ricki@phumc.org or 303.322.1867 x 211), leads this dynamic group of musicians.

Praise and Worship Team

Our Praise and Worship Team is a highly-skilled group of musicians who lead our 8:45 AM worship service. Praise and Worship Singers are auditioned and invited to sing on teams organized by Director, Ricki Moyer. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings. The Praise and Worship Band and Singers are present at every 9:00 worship service as well as other blended and special services throughout the calendar year. If you have a heart for worship and would like to become a part of this vital music and worship ministry, please contact Ricki Moyer (ricki@phumc.org or 303.322.1867 x 211).

Solos and Small Ensembles

Solos and small ensembles, from duets to octets, are organized by Director, Ricki Moyer (ricki@phumc.org or 303.322.1867 x 211), for Sunday morning services and special occasions. Groups include voices of every range and skill level.

Adult Bell Choir

The Adult Bell Choir (Celebration Ringers), under the leadership of Claire Parker (clairedenver@comcast.net or 303.316.4501), continues to grow and develop beautiful English Handbell sounds and techniques in its unique way of “making a joyful noise to the Lord.” The Ringers can be heard in both worship services every third Sunday, and also offers its music at special church occasions. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. If you ring bells, or would like to, come and join us.

Youth Music Program

The “Con Brio” (ages 3-5) and “Spark” (grades 1-5) Choirs provide an opportunity for the younger members of the congregation to sing to the Lord.

The “Spark Bells” teaches our 1-5 graders to ring handbells. These musical groups rehearse Sundays from 10:00 – 10:55 AM.

(Vocal Choirs in Room 205; Bell Choir in Room 216).

The vocal choirs are under the direction of Kandice Porter and Janeka Taylor.

Our bell choirs are led by Janeka Taylor, janekataylor@gmail.com.

These choirs sing one service each month during the program year (September through May) and prepare two Musical Productions (music and drama) – one in December for Christmas, and another in the spring after Easter. These musicals are coordinated with Park Hill’s Director of Children’s Ministries, Judy Orecchio (judyophumc@hotmail.com or 303.322.1867 ext. 208.)

Park Hill Dance and Drama Ensembles

Special worship services and occasions are often enhanced by dance and/or drama teams. If you have an interest in either a dance ensemble or drama team, contact Director, Ricki Moyer (ricki@phumc.org or 303.322.1867 ext. 211.)

For more information on any of these musical groups, or to become part of this rewarding ministry, contact the Director of Music Ministries, Ricki Moyer, at ricki@phumc.org, 303-322-1867 ext. 211.

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Address

5209 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80207

Worship Times

Monday - Sunday
8:00am - 4:30pm