Drexel Hill United Methodist Church
Drexel Hill UMC has a long tradition of music in and outside of worship. Organist and Choirmaster Charles Griffin leads the sanctuary choir in Sunday morning worship September through June. Special Music is offered through the summer months.
Choir rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. The choir always welcomes new voices and reading music is not a requirement to sing.Coming Soon:
AIDS Benefit Concert
Sunday, March 3, 3:00 P.M.; at Drexel Hill United Methodist Church, Drexel Hill, PA
Featuring Charles Griffin, Organist, Choir Master
"Something Old, Something New"
Uplifting Music from Many Eras
Drexel Hill United Methodist Church held its 17th annual AIDS Benefit Concert on March 11, 2012. Organist and Director Charles Griffin led the choir through a series of inspirational musical selections. Proceeds from this concert will support Community Health and Education Outreach (CHEO) a part of the Delaware County AIDS network. Dennis Murphy and Barbara Jones spoke on behalf of CHEO.
Drexel Hill United Methodist Church Choir - photo by Walt Kistler
Charles Griffin (organist) - photo by Walt Kistler
Drexel Hill United Methodist Church presented Charles M. Griffin, Jr., Organist/Choirmaster, in recital on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at 3:00 pm in the Church Sanctuary.
Charles Griffin holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music from Temple University, where he was a student of both John Binsfeld and the late Dr. J. Earl Ness. Mr. Griffin has performed throughout the eastern United States and has been featured as part of the Tuesday Noon Recital Series presented by the Curtis Organs Restoration Society at the University of Pennsylvania, the Candlelight Concert series at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA, and the Tuesday Noon Series of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, of which he is a member.
The program included a variety of works to demonstrate the 28-rank Moller pipe organ - Bach, Brahms, Handel and Widor's "Toccata" from the Fifth Symphony.
Admission to the recital was free but a free-will offering was taken to benefit the restoration of the organ's console, built in 1951. Reception and refreshments followed the recital.
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