Music Ministry

Christmas Concert, 2015
Music Director, Tim Hayden:
   Tim has been directing the choir and serving as Music Director at LaVergne First UMC since 1997.  He is a full‐time musician and owns his own recording studio in Nashville, Ned's Place Recording. He produces, arranges, orchestrates and records tracks for Alfred Publishing Company, Dollywood, Sight & Sound Theatres, The Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, Gaylord's "ICE!" Shows at the Opryland Hotel, and records the music for the main stage shows for several major cruise lines. Since 2005 he has served as Music Director for the Original Cast, a theatre group at Vanderbilt University. Tim enthusiastically invites you to join the choir or if you're an instrumentalist...come and talk to him about playing with us!

      Our choir is made up of folks who love to sing. Yep, that's it. A love of singing and a belief in God are all that are required! Throughout the year, we sing classical, pop, gospel, rock & roll, praise and worship, country...just about anything that keeps us excited! It is our way of serving God and serving our church. It's like being part of a "church within a church", where you'll quickly become part of the family. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30‐7:30 pm for most of the year. When we're preparing for special seasons of the year, like Easter and Christmas, we rehearse 6:30‐8:30pm. Child care is provided on an "as needed" basis. It's always a good idea to call the church or myself first, just to check the schedule. So, if  you have a love of singing and love the Lord, please come and be a part of our choir.

Tim Hayden
615.218.7019 or the Church office 615.793.6631
Choir Concerts
         In addition to singing on Sundays from July to the end of May every year, we do a Christmas Concert, and either a Spring Concert or something special on Easter,  and a  Good Friday service or service of Tenebrae. The Christmas Concert is typically a traditional "choral" concert in style, although we have been known to do Christmas Musicals from time to time.  Whatever the style, it features the main Choir, soloists, and small groups from within the choir. Sometimes we invite guest soloists to come and share their Christmas spirit with us. We always do a wide variety of musical styles and send everyone off knowing that Jesus is on His way! 

Other Musical events



        Sprinkled throughout the year we have "Writers Nights". We invite 3‐4 Christian songwriters to come and share, in what is a true Nashville tradition, their original songs. Usually that will include a story or short explanation of how each song was inspired or how it came to be written. It's a very intimate and enjoyable way to worship through music. Sometimes we’ll provide coffee and invite folks to bring a dessert to share and we experience the songs in a bit of a “coffee shop” atmosphere. It’s a very quiet and intimate evening.

In a grove of trees on the back part of our church property under the evening stars, we gather a couple of times a year for a bit of informal music and a hymn sing. Folks can bring some meat to grill, a side dish or dessert to share and we all just enjoy a relaxing night with our friends. It’s a great “hang”!