The performing arts PAUMC has always been a strong part of our worship and has a variety of facets, including a choir that sings music from a variety of repertoires, a wonderfully-restored three-manual Schantz pipe organ, and a number of special musical events spread throughout the year.

Tickets on sale for the Spring Concert!

This year’s spring concert will be held on Sunday, June 4th at 5pm. The concert features the PAUMC Adult and Children’s Choirs and Special Guest, Acclaimed Baritone, Mark Rucker from the Metropolitan Opera, with music by Mozart, Moses Hogan, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and more.

Tickets are on sale for $25 each and can be purchased in the Narthex after services, at the Welcome Table during Coffee Hour, by calling the church office, or by clicking the button below.

Students can purchase tickets for $15 by using code STUDENT. Student IDs required upon check in.

Children under 5 are free.

All ticket sales and donations directly support the ministries of our church.


The choir, consisting of seven professional soloists and seven to ten talented and devoted volunteers, is the real centerpiece of our liturgical music. The choir sings at 11 am worship from “Homecoming Sunday,” which is generally the second or third Sunday of September, until the second Sunday of June. Our repertoire draws heavily on classical liturgical music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Faure and Durufle, reflecting a long tradition at the church that owes a great deal to the impressive stewardship over many decades of the late Lyndon Woodside, former director of the Oratorio Society of New York. In addition, we also sing English cathedral music and African-American spirituals.

At each of our choir rehearsals, held on Sunday mornings, we work on music for the coming two Sunday services. Rehearsal with the full group begins at 9:30 a.m


Park Avenue Youth Theater Summer Camp


Children’s Choir &  Handbell Choir

Under the direction of Lauren Ishida, PAUMC Director of Children’s Music, the Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir welcomes new members for the 2016 Winter/2017 Spring season!

Children of all ages and faith backgrounds to join us each Sunday at 12:15, to learn:

  • Songs & Hymns
  • Spirituals & Classical Music
  • Note Reading & Rhythm
  • Healthy Vocal Production

And to perform in services and concerts throughout the year!

No previous experience required.

Thematic Thursdays

On Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7PM in Clarke Hall, Park Avenue United Methodist Church launches a new themed series for artists of all types. Artists are asked to submit original work (visual or performance) that relates to the theme “Cracks in the Wall.” Chosen work will be presented in Clarke Hall to the public.  Proceeds go towards Park Avenue Youth Theater Scholarships. Tickets are on sale: