The Centenary Choir is the heart of the weekly 11 am worship service and sings a wide range of choral repertoire, including classical music, spirituals, and music from around the world. Open to high schoolers and adults of all ages, the Centenary Choir includes members from a variety of musical backgrounds and levels of experience. All are welcome and no audition is required! Join us as we seek to equip and empower the congregation to lift its collective heart and voice in worship and praise.
Rehearsal: Thursday, 7-8:30 pm, Branton Choir Room / Sunday, 10 am, Sanctuary
Contact: Jonathan Emmons, Director
Serving as the adult handbell choir, the Carillonneurs provide musical leadership in worship several times each quarter. The Carillonneurs also provide musical and spiritual outreach to our local community through concerts around our city and our region.
Rehearsal: Monday, 6:30 pm, Branton Choir Room
Contact: Camille Jones, Director of Handbell Choirs
Sightings & Soundings
Each month, we publish our Music & Arts magazine, Sightings & Soundings, which captures the rich variety of activities and experiences available to our congregation, our community, and our city. Click the image below to get the latest issue.
Sign Up Current & Past Issues
Art in the Atrium
Centenary’s Music and the Arts Ministry (MATA) introduces its new art exhibit series - Art in the Atrium - including the grand opening of Centenary's Atrium Gallery (formerly the Art Room). Art will be regularly displayed in the Atrium, the new Atrium Gallery, and surrounding areas.
Children's Music & Art
Creative Arts Experience
. . . equipping children with a lifelong love of worship through the arts.
Centenary's new Creative Arts Experience immerses young people in a wide-ranging program which will include singing, ringing, Orff, Kindermusik (ages 2-Kindergarten), drumming, visual arts, drama, and more! This diverse model engages children with various levels of musical and artistic interests, all while cultivating more regular, more varied worship leadership opportunities for Centenary's youngest!
4:30 - 5:15 Kindermusik: Ages 2&3 in room 303 (Adult Participation Required)*
5:15 - 6:00 Church-wide dinner in Memorial Auditorium
6:00 - 7:00 Creative Arts Experience for ages 4 & up on the 3rd floor of the East Building, nursery care for ages 2&3
*Ages 2 & 3 who are not available for the Wednesday night class will be eligible for a Thursday night class beginning at 5:30 PM. Please sign up for Thursday night Kindermusik using this registration form.
For more information, please contact Music Ministry Assistant, Virginia Sheffield.
Kindermusik Wiggle & Grow
Room 303 East Building • 2-3 Year Olds
This music-filled class celebrates growing toddlers and the unique opportunity for Parents to participate with them in this joyful learning environment. Each week, children will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with their parents and other young Centenary families, and they’ll love practicing a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. In class, children and parents will discover tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continues at home with Kindermusik Home materials, including music from class, musical activities, and each unit’s story.
Kindermusik Move & Groove
Room 303 East Building • Pre-K & Kindergarten
Children will be engaged in music and movement activities that also promote language, social and emotional skills, early math and early literacy, physical coordination, creativity, and more. Children will learn basic music vocabulary and notation—all setting the stage for a musical foundation and school success. Parents join the fun for a few final activities each week. The Kindermusik home materials extend the benefits all week long with music from class, activities for the whole family, and each unit’s story.
Community Kindermusik Collaborative
CUMC and the Child Care Resource Center of Winston-Salem (https://childcareresourcecenter.org) share a vision for engaging families and enhancing our community. Jointly, we offer free-of-charge Kindermusik classes for infants and toddlers and their adult caregivers. Children from birth through age 2 (alongside their caregiver) are invited to join us for classes using award-winning Kindermusik curricula taught by licensed and experienced Kindermusik educators!
Classes: 9 am and 10 am on Wednesdays in Room 303EB
Contact: Carol Penney, Early Childhood Music Specialist: (336) 420-3220
Kindermusik Foundations Cuddle & Bounce
For 0-1 year-olds • Wednesday • 11:00 am • East Building Room 303
This experience for newborns, infants, and crawlers along with their caregiver (parent, grandparent, auntie or uncle, guardian) provides age-appropriate music and movement activities that are fun, active, soothing, and informative. This Kindermusik curriculum will help you understand your baby’s development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby. You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time—and you’ll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development. Home materials allow the fun and learning to extend through the week! Join us to play, bounce and cuddle.
Kindermusik Level 1 Sing & Play
For 1-2 year-olds • Wednesday • 10:00 am • East Building Room 303
Attention parents, grandparents, and loving adults: Get ready to sing, play, and move with your little one in this high-energy music class designed to be just right for very young children. This Kindermusik curriculum focuses on your child’s beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child’s speaking and singing voice. With a mix of both adult-child joint activities and child-focused activities, you’ll be able to join right in on all the singing and dancing while also getting the chance to observe how your young toddler learns on his or her own. Home materials allow the fun and learning to extend through the week!
The Organ of Centenary
The beautiful pipe organ of Centenary was designed for the newly constructed sanctuary and installed in 1931. Built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut, a premiere organ building firm of the time, it was refurbished in 1963 and received new additions in 1987 and 1989 as well as in 2010 with a new console and solid-state system. Composed of four manuals with pedals, 51 stops, and 3209 pipes, this majestic instrument is heard in glorious worship and inspiring concerts, resounding to the glory of God through vast arrays of sounds, from the ethereal beauty of strings, the gentleness of flutes, vibrant organ choruses, and powerful reeds such as the trumpet en chamade which extends into the choir loft space.