Music

Well known for music programs, CUMC offers traditional and unique musical opportunities:

Camarillo United Methodist Church Chancel Choir – Luvi Avendano, Directorluvi6 - Copy
The Camarillo UMC Chancel Choir is a 40+ ensemble that leads worship throughout the year. The repertoire of this fine ensemble is varied and includes contemporary worship, traditional spirituals, folk and popular vocal music, and standards of the classical sacred repertoire. The CUMC Chancel Choir and the CUMC Adult Bell Choir lead the highly popular CUMC Christmas Concert every year to large audiences of the local Ventura County community.

Handbell ChoirsKristi VanKeersbilck, Director

  • Cherub Chimes – Sundays after Sunday school. Starts Sept. 16th: For children 4 years old though 2nd grade. This group learns about music through singing, movement, playing chimes, and is a great introduction to musical concepts.Chapel Bells – Thursdays at 5 p.m. Starting Sept. 13th: For musicians in approx. 3rd through 5th grades. This group focuses on learning to read and play music, using real English handbells. They play games, have contests, and play a variety of instruments while learning musical concepts.

    Youth Bells – Thursdays at 6 p.m. Starting Sept 13th: For Middle school through high school musicians. This group focuses on further development of musical skills and bell techniques. The music they learn is a bit more challenging.

    Young Adult Bells – Sundays at 5 p.m. Starting Sept. 16th: For high school students and young adults. This group is for experienced musicians or advanced ringers. The music they play is more challenging.

    Adult Bells – Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 6th: For adults with music reading experience.

    For more information on the bell choirs please feel free to contact the Bell Choir Director, Kristi Vankeersbilck, at: 805-482-4312 extension 126 or vankeersbilckfamily@gmail.com. All bell choirs perform in the annual concert in May and at various times throughout the year during Sunday worship and special programs.

Here are some examples of CUMC music!

Funky Stuff
Keep on the Sunny Side of Life
In worship

Handbells
Stairway to Heaven
In concert

The Choir
This Little Light of Mine
In worship

Mark Holmstrom
Here in This Place
Rehearsal